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About me

I offer a safe and confidential space for clients to explore their feelings. I believe that is important for a client to feel listened to, shown empathy and not feel judged. This is a collaborative process where we work together, at your pace, to uncover  difficulties with feelings, relationships, self-esteem, work, health and any other matters which are making life difficult or making you feel stuck ;exploring what may cause or trigger negative feelings/ behaviour and harmful patterns of relating to others.Being completely present and allowing a client space to express/explore feelings are important as well as working to reduce anxiety through breathing techniques and mindfulness.

Where appropriate we will look at past events that may have influenced present habits and behaviours which are not working for you. Patterns of behaviour towards ourselves and others can often to be hard to break. The first step is awareness of these patterns and then working towards letting them go.

I have been in therapy myself throughout difficult periods in my life so I  know the benefits of having someone support me when going through these times. It is often hard to ask for help, but it is the first sign that something needs to change and a willingness to want to change. In addition, I am from a mixed background so I have a good understanding of cultural issues and how these can also cause feelings of aloneness,stress and confusion.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in  Therapeutic Counselling at Level 5 .

I work with an integrative model , Person centred counselling (working with the here and now), Psychodynamic ( using the past to inform the present ), Gestalt ( observing breathing and the body to inform what is happening with our emotions and CBT ( having goals and targets and changing negative thought patterns) , depending what the clients needs are.

I have undertaken various training sessions in bereavement, trauma and cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.

In addition I have a few years experience working with clients experiencing bereavement at a Bereavement charity and also at Mind, the mental health charity . There I worked with clients who had a range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, lack of self-worth, relationship /family issues, stress. These clients were of all different ages and nationalities.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

One 50 minute session is £ 50.00

I also offer concessions for students and those on a low income.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

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

Availability

Evenings and weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Shireen Pervaiz

Shireen Pervaiz