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UKCP, MBACP, PGDip, BSc (Hons)

About me

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

Qualifications

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.

Training modalities

Psychoanalytic and psychodynamic, humanistic and existential psychotherapies..

Experience

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.

Positions Held

January 2018 - present - Farah Therapy & Coaching Centre – Co-founder - Psychotherapist and Counsellor - offering long-term therapy to adults.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Individual, 50-minute sessions from £60 per hour, depending on the time slot.

When I work

Monday to Friday, 8am to 9pm

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Counselling via telephone, skype or zoom

Additional languages

Arabic