Shazna Hamid

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(MBACP, PGDip and BSc)
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Barking, IG11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello I am Shazna and I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor with a heart to empower you to be the best you can be.

The prospect of talking to a complete stranger about your needs or difficulties, can be quite daunting. However, this could be a turning point in your life. During the sessions, we will work together to explore your issues in depth, making meaning of difficult feelings and patterns. At times this can be challenging and uncomfortable, therefore it is important to find the right therapist for you.

If you are currently dealing with a crisis, have always felt this way or are just curious about yourself, I would like to work with you. I provide a safe and non judgemental space to explore any difficulties you may bring and assure you Confidentiality. We will meet once a week/ every fortnight. All sessions are tailored to individual needs.

What happens first?

Your first contact will normally be by telephone. Office hours are 10am to 8pm (Monday to saturday).  Please be prepared to spend 10 minutes talking about your requirements.  Then we can arrange an Initial Assessment which is complementary also by phone. Then if you feel comfortable with me and I have the expertise to support you, we will then book our first session.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Healing from Infidelity
  • Rebuilding trust, in a relationship.
  • Infidelity trauma
  • Building Self esteem techniques
  • Circle of Security certificate ( working with children).
  • The certificate of Proficiency with BACP
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • BSc Social Policy and Research
  • Working creatively
  • Domestic Violence certificate
  • Domestic violence Trauma
  • Working with Bereavement
  • Henry course ( working with children).
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Perfectionism awareness
  • Anger management


I have experience of working in organisations and private practice. I have worked with people of many backgrounds, experiencing a wide range of needs such as:-

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • low self esteem
  • Relationship breakdown & separation.
  • Addiction
  • Domestic violence & Forced Marriage
  • Infidelity
  • Infertility
  • Post natal depression
  • Parenting issues
  • Cultural issues
  • OCD
  • Islamic counselling
  • Redundancy
  • Childhood issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Mood swings
  • Anger

I have nine years experience of working with Hestia as a Domestic violence specialist.

Two years experience of working with Harman House

Two years experience of working with Sakoon counselling to date

Over a year experience of working in a Primary school.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Fees Negotiable.

When I work

Office hours 9.30am to 2.30pm ( Monday to Friday).

Saturday and sunday 10am and 11am

Further information

Language Spoken :-

  • English
  • Bengali/ Sylheti
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Minter Road, Barking, IG11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Additional languages

Bengali, Sylheti, Hindi and Urdu.

Shazna Hamid
Shazna Hamid