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About Me and How I Work?

My name is Tahira, and I have over 12 years of experience in providing Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am an accredited/registered member of the BACP.  My practice is based in East London and I am currently offering therapy via telephone and video calls. (Zoom/Skype).

I also offer face to face sessions, which will resume after the Covid-19 restrictions are removed.

I have extensive experience working with; different cultural backgrounds & nationalities, honour based abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, phobias, relationship issues, female genital mutilation (FGM), bereavement, rape, sexual violence, childhood abuse and a wide range of mental health issues.

Trying to find the right therapist can be a daunting task. You may find it difficult to seek therapy from someone who you feel does not relate to your culture and experiences.

Coming from a South Asian background myself, I am aware of the stigma attached to mental health and how people of colour struggle to ask for help.

My priority is to support you in dealing with your trauma, help restore peace and clarity and heal emotional wounds in a safe confidential space.

Still confused and unsure if therapy is for you? Call me (07903099368) or email me (tahirahussain@live.com) for a quick no obligation chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

12 years-experience

Post Graduate Diploma, Psycho-therapeutic Counselling

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Accredited awareness in Bereavement (Cruse Bereavement)

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling skills

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills

Master in Science

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Fees and Availability

£60 per session ( concession rates and block bookings are also available - please enquire)

£80 Couple Counselling

Availability: Flexible, please call for more information.


  • Turning Point- (drug and alcohol counsellor) (2010-2012
  • Play Therapist - (place 2 Be ) (2012, 2013)
  • Bereavement counsellor - (Cruse Bereavement)2011, 2012
  • Domestic violence counsellor -( Asian women organisation) 2011-2012
  • Domestic violence officer -(Enfield Saheli)2012-2015
  • Counsellor/Psychotherapist- East London Rape Crisis- 2015-present
  • Group therapy Facilitator
  • Trauma/crises counsellor
  • Awareness to multicultural issues
  • Children’s counsellor (under 18’s)
  • Awareness to ethnic minority issues/ bullying, harassment. stalking, forced marriages
  • Child protection and safeguarding training
  • Counselling for men being subject of domestic violence

Concessions offered for

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


Monday 9am -1pm Tuesday 5pm-7pm Wednesday 9am-1pm Friday 10am-7pm


Key details

Sign language
Other languages English, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Tahira Hussain - MBACP (Accred) Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Tahira Hussain - MBACP (Accred) Counsellor/Psychotherapist