Dr Soha Daru
HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist
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Dr Soha Daru is a highly experienced Counsellor and Psychologist with over 15 years’ work experience counselling online and face-to-face in mental health centres and the NHS. Soha is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and works as a Psychologist in a clinical health setting at the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. Additionally, she works as a Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Leeds.
Soha believes in working alongside people to help them achieve their full potential as the answers are already within us. She offers a collaborative approach and recognizes that we are all unique in our experiences, cultural backgrounds and upbringing. We might be influenced by past experiences but we have a choice in how we respond to the present and the challenges life might bring. Her approach is tailor-made to suit individuals' current needs; she aims to empower people and support them with where they want to get to at the end of therapy.
Soha is described by her clients as a warm, empathic and highly effective therapist. She works with adults aged 20 years and over and offers both short-term and longer term counselling based on the need. She currently offers online and telephone counselling.
Soha offers counselling for a variety of presenting issues and has specialist experience working with low mood, stress, depression, anxiety, work-related problems, grief, abuse and relationship issues. She is trained in delivering various approaches to therapy including Cognitive Behaviour therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. She also offers life coaching for various issues and has a unique approach where she combines her training and experience in counselling and psychotherapy and offers this alongside a coaching model for those who are interested in this pathway.
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Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
- M.A. Counselling Psychology
- Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited)
- Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Bereavement/Grief Counselling
- Assertiveness skills
- Anger Management
- Mental Health First Aider
- Veterans Interventions Training
- Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Course in Mindfulness
- Counselling for Trauma
- Group Facilitation
Professional body Membership
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£70.00 per session
When I work
“When I contacted you, I was feeling very depressed and anxious. I felt stuck and trapped and thought there was no way out, like I was drowning. I am now much happier and feel confident in myself thanks to our sessions” (Client from the U.K.)
“I lost hope in myself but you never gave up on me. You helped me believe in myself. Thank you for being there” (Client from Australia)
“Soha offered me a safe and non-judgmental space to speak about my deepest feelings and fears. I am amazed by how much counselling has benefited me”(Client from India)
“I was very nervous as I had never had counselling before but from the first session Soha made me feel very comfortable and I opened up to her easily” (Client from Saudi Arabia)
“The best thing about our sessions was that I did not feel judged no matter what I said. I felt able to speak my mind without hesitation. Thank you for your warmth and genuine concern.” (Client from the U.K.)
“I’ve learnt so much about myself from the sessions we had and the coping techniques have been incredibly useful. I feel so fortunate to have come across a therapist like you. Thanks so much and wish you all the very best!!” (Client from the U.K.)
“Initially, I had concerns about being evaluated by a clinical counsellor. I found Soha’s approach to be so human and warm, like she really cared about me and my wellbeing. She is a great listener and is very kind. I’d recommend her without hesitation” (Client from U.K.)
“My friends had been recommending me to see a therapist for a very long time. I really didn’t think I needed help.. I also had doubts about whether counselling would work. I planned to give it a shot.. and came away very pleased with the help. Thank you!” (Client from U.K.)