Thoraya Alkasab UKCP, MBACP, PGDip, BSc (Hons)
Many of us can feel unsafe and alone in our suffering, desperately needing to feel truly heard and understood. We can feel lost without this understanding, and unable to find a way forward. Psychotherapy offers a place where, through being attended to by another, we become able to attend to ourselves, to uncover what really troubles us and so move towards a better life.
I have trained in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic, humanistic, and existential psychotherapy, and it is from this broad base that I seek to understand how you are in the world, and how you deal with life and its key issues. I will attend to what you bring to therapy from your unique perspective, helping you to explore the difficulties in your life in the light of present and past experiences, relationship dynamics, life choices, etc.
Through our work together, we will reach a deeper understanding of who you are and how you are with others, of where you have been and where you are going. In time, new aspects will unfold and together we will seek a way of living for you that is more meaningful and fulfilling.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy, from Regent's University London;
MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling, from Regent's University London (TBA - completing in 2021);
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling, from Regent's University London;
Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling, from Regent's University London.
Psychoanalytic and psychodynamic, humanistic and existential psychotherapies..
I have worked with men and women struggling with a range of issues, including: anxiety; depression; bereavement and loss; obsessive compulsive disorders; eating disorders; abuse (physical, sexual, emotional); trauma; personality disorders; addictive behaviours; self-harm and suicide ideation; relationship difficulties; low self-esteem and low self-confidence; work issues.
January 2018 - present - Farah Therapy & Coaching Centre – Co-founder - Psychotherapist and Counsellor - offering long-term therapy to adults;
March 2020 - present - The Society for Existential Analysis - Committee Member;
October 2016 - present - Hestia, The Ladbroke Grove - Psychotherapist - offering long-term therapy to adults;
July 2016 - July 2018 - Brent Bereavement Services - Psychotherapist - offering individual short-term therapy to adults.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual, 50-minute sessions from £60 per hour, depending on the time slot.