Shuaib Mustafa UHE Cert, BSc (Hons) Counselling, PG DPS, MBACP

Shuaib Mustafa UHE Cert, BSc (Hons) Counselling, PG DPS, MBACP

West Yorkshire


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About me

"You can only heal when your being heard".

Hi, my name is Shuaib, what I love most is making a difference to people and their lives and that is just one of the reasons I chose to qualify as a Psychotherapist. I switched my career from Mechanical Engineering due to the passion I have for putting a smile on someone’s face.

Since I was a child all the way throughout adulthood, I have been faced with a vast number of traumas and difficulties in life and I understand how this can shape a person in many ways. As a male, I have often found that resources are limited, and a stigma is attached for people who are often finding it difficult when accessing support for mental health services.

As a British South Asian Pakistani Male, I decided to break the barriers and create a place for change to take place.

I currently work full time in a Prison within a specialist role managing the mind sets of prisoners, stopping them from re-offending and creating re-settlement plans using the desistance approach. I work with prisoners in a group setting and on a one to one basis depending on the intervention that is being delivered.

In my previous role, I worked as a specialist for West Yorkshire Police (covering all West Yorkshire) on high risk domestic violence cases, obtaining orders and prosecuting breaches in Leeds Magistrates Court.

I also work as a Bank South East Asian specialist for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supporting families that have lost a child to a disease.

I have also worked as a trainee psychotherapist within the NHS at Barnsley Hospital within occupational health managing NHS staff and school staff around the Barnsley area within a clinical setting who suffered with a wide range of mental health issues.

In this trainee position, I was able to support a wide range of staff including specialists which included doctors and surgeons. I have worked as a trainee psychotherapist for Saint Michael's Hospice within Just B Bereavement within Harrogate/ Starbeck.

I hold a vast amount of experience working with issues that both genders face and I constantly push for happiness and positive change and equality for everyone. I have had an excellent turnaround within the NHS due to being able to help staff achieve success in under six sessions.

I have knowledge around different cultures and backgrounds and my parents have raised me to treat every single person with respect, fairness and equality. When I deliver therapy, you will always be made to feel safe, secure, relaxed, understood and welcome.

As a person, I’m extremely easy to get along with and I aim to create and sustain trusting relationships. I always aim to make each session comfortable and I adapt to each clients’ needs as everyone is unique and I tailor the therapy to your needs.

I have an excellent sense of humour and I always support a person to come out of their shell but above this, I’m a professional who aims to deliver an excellent service which works around you and your needs.

If you're looking for someone who can support you through a difficult time and who also understands, then I feel you have found the right Psychotherapist :)

If you have any further questions/ issues or just want to speak about the service, then please don’t hesitate to get in to contact.

Thank you for time and I look forward to working with you

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited)
  • BSc in Counselling Studies
  • Higher Education Certificate in Counselling & Interpersonal Skills

Specialist areas of experience:

  • Pressures and difficulties from religion & culture including Black Magic
  • Police, NHS and Prison expertise
  • Work related stress and bullying
  • Forced marriages & family corruption
  • Resettlement planning for prisoners to reduce re-offending
  • Creating, managing & prosecuting on high risk domestic violence cases/ orders
  • Torture, sexual abuse, PTSD, drug/alcohol abuse, anxiety, depression, divorce and issues with Parenting & bereavement
  • Mediation for individual circumstances & families
  • A vast amount of experience of Islam, culture and other issues/ hardships individuals/ families are faced with

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Cultural issues and religious beliefs including Black Magic
  • The utilisation of Islam as a coping method for difficulties and difficulties around this
  • Working with Male related difficulties of any age, culture and religion including forced marriages
  • LGBT issues and support around this area

Photos & videos

  • Counselling Room


I know cost of sessions can be difficult especially when you're on a budget.

My fees are £30.00 per 60 minute session, the first session will last approximately 70 minutes (an extra 10 minutes) will be provided free of charge to complete the counselling contract.

Couples Counselling: £45.00 per 60 minuite session.

Students: £25.00 per 60 minuite session.

Fees for the session can be paid via BACS and Cash.

A receipt can be given if you require one.

Further information

I will be working in the evenings and the first session will start at 7pm during the week due to me being in full time employment.

I will also be available on the weekends if that works better for you.

I can also offer block bookings and 2 hour sessions if this works better.

You can call to book an appointment or email me.

I also offer discounts for student counsellors.

Feel free to call me if you need further assistance and have any questions or would prefer booking over the phone :)

Please don't hesitate to get in to contact if you have any further questions.

Maps & Directions

Dewsbury, WF12

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Punjabi & Urdu


Wheelchair access: No


Weekdays and Weekends

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme