About me

My name is Shamim Akhtar and I am a BACP accredited counsellor who works with adults, young people and children. I work within the BACP code of ethics offering counselling and therapy using the integrative therapeutic approach. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

I am passionate about my work and believe therapy can help with whatever issues and problems you are currently struggling with. Issues like depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, self-sabotage and low self-esteem can be addressed allowing you to reconnect with yourself and move towards who you want to be.

Together we will use the sessions at your pace to work through your issues in a safe and supportive environment, where you will get the time and space you need. I will use a range of therapeutic techniques that ensure that your sessions are tailored to your needs.
As an integrative relational therapist, I believe that it is the relationship between the client and the therapist, which is the key to growth and healing. I bring an attachment focus to all my work and believe our early relationships influence our relationships with self and others throughout our lifespan.

I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

If you have any questions or would like to book a session with me, then please give me a call or a text on 07368484732 or click here to send me an email. Sometimes my responses can end up in your junk box, so if you have not heard from me within 24 hours, please check there.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) counselling and psychotherapy
  • PG Diploma in Integrative relational therapy


  • Anxiety
  • depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • childhood sexual abuse

Types of therapy and approach:
Cognitive and behavioural therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Person centred, Relational, emotional focussed therapy, Solution focused brief therapy.

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Additional information

£50.00 per session


Monday - Friday 10am 8pm

4 Queen Street
West Yorkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Shamim Akhtar

Shamim Akhtar