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About me

"You can only heal when you're being heard"

Hi, my name is Shuaib, what I love most, is making a difference in a persons life and the difficulties that they're faced with.  Therefore, I chose a career in mental health & to qualify as a Psychotherapist, switching my original career path from Mechanical Engineering.

Since I was a child all the way throughout adulthood, I have faced a vast number of traumas and difficulties,  I understand how this can shape a person in many ways and effect their mental health. As a male, I have often found that resources are limited within mental health services, & often a stigma is attached for people accessing support for mental health difficulties, especially for males. 

My masters in psychotherapy was focused around the barriers that South Asians face when accessing mental health services due to religion & cultural beliefs. 

I work full time within the 'Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)'  service within the NHS as a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP). Within this role, I deliver treatments to patients, depression recovery groups, online treatment through Silvercloud we well as telephone/online assessments. 

I aim to complete my Step 3 training within IAPT to qualify as a Step 3 therapist which will equip me with the essential skills to treat patients/clients further.  

Within my most previous role at Locala Sexual Health, I was able to work as a specialist supporting street workers, children and adults with a variety of sexual health problems, human trafficking/ county lines and carried out sexual health testing.

Within my previous role within HMP Leeds,  I worked 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 worked with prisoners in a group setting & on a one to one basis depending on the intervention that was being delivered.

As a specialist for West Yorkshire Police (covering all West Yorkshire) I worked on high risk domestic violence cases, obtaining court orders and prosecuting breaches in Leeds Magistrates Court. I also have worked 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.

As a trainee psychotherapist, I completed my placement at NHS 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. I supported a wide range of staff including specialists which included doctors & 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 & I constantly push for mental health management, positive change and equality for everyone. 

When I deliver therapy, you're always made to feel safe, relaxed, understood & welcome.

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

I have an excellent sense of humor but I’m also very professional & I aim to deliver an excellent service which works around you & your needs. If you're looking for someone who can support you through a difficult time but who can also understand you as an individual, then I feel you have found the right Psychotherapist :)

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

Thank you for time and as always, take care.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Masters in Psychotherapy 
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions (BPS Accredited) - Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited)
  • BSc in Counselling Studies
  • Higher Education Certificate in Counselling & Interpersonal Skills

Specialist areas of experience:

  • Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
  • West Yorkshire Police
  • Locala Sexual Health
  • HMP Leeds
  • Forget Me Not Children's Hospice
  • St Michaels Hospice/ Just B Bereavement
  • NHS Occupational Health and NHS IAPT
  • Pressures and difficulties faced from religion & culture including Black Magic
  • 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, human trafficking, 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


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

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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 mental health difficulties of any age, culture and religion


From £25.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My costs are: 

£30 per Individual 60-minute session 

£25 students 

£40+ Call Out Sessions (will need to be discussed due to travel etc.)

Block Booking Discounts 

£50 Couples Sessions

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

All receipts will be provided by email. 

You can call me to discuss any fees and questions you might have before making any form of commitment. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

If you have any questions about availability this, then please do let me know. 

Further information

I will be working in the evenings and the first session will usually start at 7pm during the week due to me being in full time employment as well as taking on extra private clinical work for IAPT. 

I can offer an outreach service if you find it's difficult to get to me but this will need to be discussed and a further cost will be implemented.

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

I can offer telephone & video appointments using Microsoft Teams /Zoom.

You can call to book an appointment or send me an email and, if you need any further assistance, or have any questions then please don't think twice about getting in to contact.

Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages


Punjabi and Urdu

Online platforms

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