Nafeesa Javed – Experienced Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Availability: I am best contactable via text or email. Due to other commitments, I am unavailable to take calls that are not pre-booked. I am available to deliver sessions most weekday evenings 5 pm - 8 pm
Hi, I’m Nafeesa. I’m a warm and friendly qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 10 years’ experience of working with adults and children and young people.
I am trained in a range of counselling approaches, but ultimately I am a person-centred counsellor. This means that whilst I will bring my experience and skills to our sessions, the session is all about you and you will be treated as the expert in your own life. I will not attempt to diagnose you or judge you, I am there to support you in exploring your issues and addressing them in a way that works for you.
Due to Covid-19, many people are feeling more anxious, depressed and need some additional support. Maybe you’re struggling with your work/life balance, family problems, issues surrounding your identity or perhaps you’ve lost a loved one or have anxieties about your health?
Maybe issues you have buried or been putting off addressing are coming up again? Maybe you’re just now finding the time to take the step to work through these?
If you’re going through this, you’re not alone. Many people are going through difficulties and there are people, like me, who can help.
I have extensive experience working with adults, children and young people on specific issues relating to trauma and identity and I’ve worked with people of all ages, genders, sexualities, cultures and religions.
Due to my experience, I have advanced knowledge of complex issues such as domestic abuse, violence, addiction and complex mental health. I also have experience working with people who are questioning their sense of belonging – be it through aspects of identity relating to culture, religion, race, gender or sexuality.
Working in these areas, including with survivors of domestic abuse and children in care, I have an in-depth understanding of the issues people in complex situations are facing and how our relationships with ourselves and others can impact our mental wellbeing.
I am passionate about offering a supportive and non-judgemental environment to people where they can exist, be heard and explore their issues. As a practitioner, I engage with the latest research and training and consistently develop my practice accordingly.
If you choose to work with me, you can expect a counsellor who is always warm, friendly and is passionate about supporting you to make the changes in your life that feel right for you. I am a strong advocate for racial and gender equality, believe in empowering people to find their voice to be heard and this is embedded into my practice affirmatively.
If you’re looking for a space that can give you this and feel ready to make a start, please do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!
If you are looking for a professional and friendly supervisor with unique experience to support you in your professional development, I may be able to help. I can deliver supervision to both student counsellors and qualified practitioners. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact me using the details on this page.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 10 years’ experience working with adults and children and young people (aged 5-18 years).
I am trained in Person Centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), the Psychodynamic Approach and have recently completed training in Trauma Informed Therapy and working with Adverse Childhood Experiences in both adults and children.
I have worked with people of all ages who have experienced complex trauma, PTSD and domestic violence. I have also worked with young carers, looked after children, adults with mental health diagnosis, addiction and survivors of domestic abuse.
I also have experience delivering therapy in intergenerational group settings, leading community support work and delivering courses in emotional resilience, parenting, behaviour change and anger management.
- Psychology and Counselling BSc
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision
- Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Skills (for children aged 10-18 years)
- Certificate in Children & Adolescent Studies and Therapeutic Skills (for children aged 5-18 years)
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Racial identity issues
- Cultural Issues
- Religious Issues
The first meeting will be 30 minutes long and is charged at £25. This allows us the opportunity to see if we can work together.
Counselling: £50 per session
Supervision: £60 per hour or £90 for 1.5 hours
Concessions are available, please inquire for more details.
Concessions offered for
I'm best contactable via text or email. Due to other commitments, I am unavailable to take calls that are not pre-booked. I am available to deliver sessions most weekday evenings 5 pm - 8 pm
Due to Covid-19, I am currently delivering counselling online or via telephone and you can select which feels most comfortable with you.
Sessions can be delivered in English or Urdu.
If you are inquiring about counselling for a child or young person, they will need to be assessed accordingly and I am happy to discuss this in more detail with you if you are the child’s parent or guardian.