Shahira Kamal

London W1W & W1G
+44 (0) 207 467 8548 +44 (0) 207 467 8548 +44 (0) 752 226 9740 +44 (0) 752 226 9740 Registered / Accredited

About me

Beginning therapy is a really positive step towards moving your life forward and making changes that can make a real difference. Therapy can seem daunting, perhaps you feel unsure or apprehensive, but a large part of my role is helping you feel at ease, so you can make the change you want to make.

If you are uncertain about getting in touch, I always suggest an initial consultation to begin with, so you can decide if my approach fits with you and if therapy/counselling can be a space where you can move forward.

Therapy is a collaborative process: The two of us work together to understand the changes you want to make and how you might make them, encouraging you to find your own answers to the questions that you face, according to your own values and beliefs.

Therapy and counselling are about opening up possibilities within a life that feels stuck, not about diagnosing or labelling. It can also be a time to face up to things previously ignored or avoided.

I have over 12 years of experience working in different settings in both the UK and Egypt. I am also the managing director of the International Clinic, London: a multi-lingual and pluralistic service with a team of counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatrists.

My areas of experience include
- Anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Body image related issues
- Relationship issues
- Depression
- Eating Disorders
- General Stress including work related stress

My professional degrees and qualifications
- MA in counselling and Psychotherapy
- Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy
- PgDip in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BA (Hons) in Psychology

Training, qualifications & experience

I obtained a BA (Hons.) in Psychology, then successfully completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy, and a Masters degree (Merit) in Counselling and Psychotherapy.  My training as a psychotherapist was at Regents University in London, which is considered one of the best psychotherapy training institutes in the UK.

I am a registered member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP). My on-going membership requires continuous training which makes my approach grow and adapt to new developments in the field. I am also a member of the Society of Existential Analysis (SEA). As a UKCP member, I abide by their comprehensive ethical guidelines.

Before becoming managing director of the International Clinic, my work experience included substance misuse treatment units, private practise, psychiatric hospitals, NHS, and charities. I have been practising psychotherapy for over twelve years, with individuals and groups, in both residential and non-residential/private settings.

My training and experience mean I draw upon several approaches in my work, including Existential, psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioural, and systemic theories.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies

Fees

I work on a sliding scale of fees depending on needs and capability. I also offer concessions on the first session. I work with a few insurance companies that cover psychotherapy and counselling sessions.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

17 Gosfield Street
London
W1W 6HE

The International Clinic
London
10 Harley Street
London
W1G 9PF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Arabic

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Ten Harley St is wheelchair accessible, 17 Gosfield Street is not. So please specify your needs when booking.

Availability

I currently have availability for new clients both morning and evenings during weekdays

Types of client

Adults
Groups

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