Swar Muhammed Dip.Couns, BSc, MBACP
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.
If you are feeling sad, anxious or angry you may wonder 'What is wrong with me?', 'Am I bad?' or 'Am I depressed?'.
I am a warm and experienced BACP registered Counsellor. I run a private practice to offer counselling and psychotherapy in central London and SW London. 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 am 'Gay Muslim' aligned.
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.
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
I see clients by appointment only.
Call me on 07533204269 to arrange an initial session.
I work with:
People over 18 years old.
How I work
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 work in English and in Arabic depending on your preference.
I appreciate the challenge starting therapy can present. Our first session will be for us to meet toso and you can see where your sessions will be and to tell me something about yourself.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a 'Muslim therapist'. I run my practice from three different locations making it easily accessible for people in central London, south London, north London, east London and west London.
My practice can be found in Victoria which is accessible from SW1, Sw4, SW5, SW6 Fulham, Acton town, At James's Park and the city of London.
My practice can also be found in Clapham Junction which is 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.
My practice can be found in Holborn, which is accessible from the city, EC1, Clerkenwell, King's Cross, Central London, SE1
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£50-£70 per session. Based on a sliding scale.
£60 per session.
All sessions, and consultations are 50 minutes long.
Concessions are available for people on low incomes.
Please note that due to the location of my office spaces, I am currently unable to cater for wheelchair users.
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)
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NHS: The Community Rehabilitation Team, St Anne's Hospital.
St Joseph's Hospice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon-Wed/9:00 AM - 8:00 PM at Clapham Junction and Balham.
Thursdays/9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at Victoria
Fridays/9:00 AM - 8:00 PM at Clapham Junction
Types of client