Swar Muhammed Dip.Couns, BSc, MBACP
Family issues - Anxiety - Depression - Diversity
There are parts of us that have been hidden or gone into hiding for a really long time. Words at times can't even get close to describe what happened. Being in therapy with a counsellor who can see-in, completely accept and sit-with the deepest and most hurt parts of you can help you meet yourself again and heal your wounds.
I am a warm and experienced BACP registered Counsellor. I run a private practice to offer counselling and psychotherapy. I specialise in anxiety, depression, bereavement and diversity. This includes issues of acceptance, substance misuse, relationships and isolation for Gay men and the LGBTQ community.
I provide a safe and confidential space where we can explore, recognise and understand more deeply any difficult feelings that you may have, help you grow your self awareness, and support you to consider and make any changes you may decide to make. I work with people over 18 years old.
Counselling can help with many different issues. You may benefit from counselling if you feel blocked and want a better understanding of who you are or the experiences you have had. You may have reached a point where you are struggling with a life event or having issues with certain relationships.
I specialise in:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Diversity issues
- Relationship issues
- Childhood issues
- Family issues
My practice is underpinned by the integrative framework of Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, which brings together a variety of theories making it possible for me to adapt my style and thinking to what will help the client. Through my previous training and ongoing professional development I have evolved an adaptive relational style of work that is sensitive to culture and that takes into account my clients needs and personal beliefs, yet containing and therapeutic in nature.
I appreciate the challenge starting therapy can present. Our first session will be for us to meet, to see where your sessions will be and to tell me something about yourself.
Please call me with any questions or to arrange an initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling where I was trained in this integrative framework for psychotherapy and counselling. This enables me to make use of a variety of different theories; this enables me to work with a broad range of issues. I was particularly drawn to Transactional Analysis (TA) because of its integration and application of different theories. I'm currently completing a Master’s Degree in TA Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute in London.
As well as working in private practice, I have acquired extensive experience in the areas of bereavement, Depression and Anxiety and Diversity issues within several counselling services.
I attend regularly clinical supervision with an experienced and qualified supervisor. This is to help me ensure the high standards of the therapy I offer. This is also in line with the BACP, which provides exacting standards to ensure the high quality of therapy provided.
Memberships & affiliations:
- MBACP (Registered Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
- IARTA (International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis)
- UKCP Trainee Therapist (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
- Metanoia Institute
- The Food Chain
- NHS: The Community Rehabilitation Team, St Anne's Hospital.
- St Joseph's Hospice.
- I am a Muslim therapist.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual therapy: £50 - £70 per session (sliding scale)
Couples therapy: £70 per session
All sessions and consultations are 50 minutes long.
Concessions are available for people on low incomes.
I run my practice from three different locations making it easily accessible for people:
Holborn - accessible from the city, EC1, Clerkenwell, King's Cross, Central London, SE1
Clapham Junction - accessible from SW11, SW12, SW13, SW15, SW18, KT1, KT2, Kingston, Putney, Balham, Clapham, Clapham common, Wimbledon, Norbiton, New Molden, Earles Field and further east from Brixton, Streatham and Stockwell.
Victoria - accessible from SW1, SW4, SW5, SW6 Fulham, Acton town, At James's Park and the city of London.