Shahrzad Pour Abdollah (MBACP)
I have 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, women, children, adolescents and their families with various mental health issues, relationships difficulties and sexual concerns. I take into consideration all aspects and experiences of the person.
I work under 50-minute weekly sessions, but in case of couples or families allow for flexibility. The number of sessions may vary, depending on the goals of each case. I first look at the person’s abilities and use them to analyse and resolve his or her problems. Though analysis is important, my approach is to find out how an individual can cope with a problem during various periods of his/her life.
I work in a non-judgmental, accepting, caring yet challenging way in accordance to the guidelines of professional bodies. A good, empathetic therapeutic relationship is extremely important in my work and I see all clients as unique.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a trained systemic and psychosexual therapist. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy and Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy and work around sexual concerns.
I mostly include integrative, humanistic, psychosexual, relational and psychodynamic approaches to my practice. Depends on my clients issues, I use a relevant approach or homework as appropriate.
I am a member of European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP), member of European Family Therapy Association (EFTA), a registered member of BACP and general member of College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists (COSRT).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Immigration & Exile
I offer Family Therapy and Psychosexual Therapy to individuals and couples in English, French and also in Farsi.
My practice is in north west of London, close to Hanger Lane station (Central Line) & Park Royal station (Piccadilly Line).
I also offer therapy via Skype (FaceTime) to people who can not attend a face to face session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||French - Farsi|
Types of client