S. Hashmi

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MSc, PG Dip, BSc & MBACP.
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Leeds, LS11
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About me

Hello & Welcome.

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As a therapist:

I am qualified as an adult integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and also experienced in working with children and young people.

So far, I have worked in a variety of settings such as: local counselling services, women's counselling centre and as a full-time student counsellor in primary and high schools as well as sixth forms/colleges.

My approach to counselling is 'integrative'. This means that I am trained to combine cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), attachment theory and person-centred theory.

During my time in practice, I have supported clients who have struggled with a range of mental health difficulties such as; low self-esteem/self-worth/self-confidence, attachment, self-awareness, difficulties or breakdown of family or romantic relationships, grief, loss and bereavement, anxiety, low mood, low motivation, stress, body image, eating difficulties and low – medium level trauma.

I have also worked with many South Asian clients who experience difficulties with identity, family and cultural issues - especially if residing in the West.  I value and stay connected with my ethnic background, however, I am also aware of the difficulties and issues which individuals from a South Asian background may face. Moreover, I can relate and empathise with how these issues may impact an individual's mental health, well-being, lifestyle and choices.

Outside of being a therapist: 

I spend my free time with friends and family whilst also valuing time alone for self-care.  I enjoy studying English Literature, cooking, reading, home/event decor and planning.

I am also enthusiastic about travelling as this is allows me to explore the world and learn about various cultures, cuisines and languages.

I was born and raised in the UK but have maintained a close connection with my culture and roots. I therefore have an in-depth understanding of Western & South Asian culture and lifestyle.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Currently working as a full-time school therapist whilst running private practice alongside (evenings and weekends).
  • Trained in working with children, young people and adults.
  • Skilled in identifying neurodiversity (Autism and ADHD) and supporting clients towards assessment. 
  • Introduction to Counselling Children and Young People - Ellesmere Centre Training.
  • MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 7) (University of Derby)
  • Postgraduate Diploma Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy with Adults (with Distinction) (University of Derby)
  • Postgraduate Certificate Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy with Adults (University of Derby)
  • BSc Psychology (University of Leicester)

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Understanding your attachment style and how this impacts relationships.

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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

Please contact me to discuss availability for counselling sessions as this varies each week. 

I offer online video counselling sessions or face-to-face sessions in Leeds City Centre.

Further information

A healthy mind is as important as a healthy body. Therefore, looking after our mental health is vital. When our emotions and thoughts become unsettled, other aspects of our lives are consequently affected.

Clients can begin to make sense of their world and their difficulties through counselling and psychotherapy sessions whilst also learning how to manage thoughts, emotions and behaviours in a healthy and productive way. 

You may feel nervous about starting counselling - this is a natural feeling amongst clients at the time of booking their first counselling session. Feedback from my current and previous clients shows that clients have felt less nervous and more comfortable with counselling after completing their first session. 

Ready to take the next step?

Contact: email me here to begin counselling in a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space. 

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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S. Hashmi
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