Shireen Pervaiz

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London, SE11
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

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 this can influence ideas and behaviour.

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 many 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, lack of self-worth, relationship /family issues, stress. For the last 2 years I have been working with Spiral Holistic Centre and have set up my own private practise.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

One 50 minute session is £ 50.00

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Type of session

Home visits

Types of client

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

Key details

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Shireen Pervaiz
Shireen Pervaiz