Tiffany Muharrem, MBACP Accredited Counsellor
I provide confidential counselling to both adults and couples. I help people struggling with a range of issues including anxiety and depression, panic disorder, low self-esteem, social anxiety, work-related stress, problems with anger, feeling sad, suicidal thoughts, relationship issues or separation/divorce.
Sometimes it can be difficult to express ‘real’ emotions as we can often feel guilt or shame - we may even fear disapproval from others. Everybody experiences negative emotions like anger, guilt, jealously or depression and there is nothing ‘bad’ about these feelings, in themselves. They are just your response to certain situations. My aim in working with you is to provide a warm and non-judgmental space where you can freely express and explore your thoughts and feelings, helping you to improve your awareness of yourself. I also like to work creatively, using methods to help clients communicate when words have become too difficult.
I am qualified as an integrative counsellor which can be seen as one of the most effective forms of counselling. It combines a variety of approaches to suit your individual needs including psychoanalysis, person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I also have a certificate in spiritual healing which serves to support personal growth and looks at working with stress management through breath work, creative visualisations, meditation, positive thought and colour therapy.
My experience includes working for the NHS at a GP surgery in London, working within the IAPT service delivering short-term psychological interventions to people with common mental health problems including depression and anxiety disorders.
I have worked as a school counsellor at a secondary school in the London borough of Lambeth, counselling teenagers struggling with bullying, parent separation, exam stress, self-harm, sexuality, identity issues and those on the autistic spectrum. I have completed Child Protection and safeguarding training and I hold an up-to-date DBS Certificate to work with children and young people. I like to integrate some creative arts approaches with my younger clients including play therapy and art therapy, as I believe this allows a deeper level of understanding to unfold.
I am registered with Bupa, Vitality and Heath Assured. Please feel free to contact me to access counselling through your health insurance.
I am always happy to have a chat over the phone to discuss your needs and any questions you might have. If you decide to commit to counselling we will meet on a weekly basis either on a short-term or open ended basis. Call me on 07948 2626 77 to book an appointment or send me an email. I have daytime and evening appointments available.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Accredited counsellor with The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
- Bsc (Hons) Integrative Counselling from Roehampton University.
- Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills from Kingston College.
- BA (Hons) Creative Writing from St Mary's University College.
Latest professional development attended:
- Certificate in Couple Dynamics.
- NHS Clinical Development Training.
- Bereavement Counselling from Cruse.
- Diploma in Mindfulness
- Creativity and Play Workshop - working creatively with adults.
- Certificate in Spiritual Healing from The Healing Trust.
- Understanding and Managing Anxiety in Children and Young People
- Certificate in Autism: play, friendship and social relations.
- Understanding and Managing Self-harm.
- Adapting Therapy for people on the Autistic Spectrum
- Working with obesity - looking at food addiction/binge eating disorder.
- Certificate in Telephone Counselling Skills.
- Masculinity - working with men in therapy.
Child Protection Certificate/DBS Certificate
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The aim of couples counselling is to help couples reflect on the past and how it operates in the present day and to find ways to communicate in a more constructive way to prevent arguments escalating. Couples counselling can help you and your partner find a way of overcoming your problems or decide it’s time to part ways. Either way, counselling will offer you the space to grow and ultimately, decide what you would like the future to hold for both of you
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- £50 Individual Counselling (50 minute session)
- £70 Couples Counselling (1 hour session).
I offer low cost spaces for students and for clients on a low income. Please just ask.
Please let me know which location you would like an appointment, Surbiton or Kingston.
Counselling is most effective once a week as this helps to settle into an emotional rhythm as well as accomplish positive change at a steady pace.
I aim to answer all calls and emailed messages within 24 hours.
I am based in Surbiton where there is free parking on surrounding roads.
My practice in Kingston is at Asana Health, Old London Road (dark blue door next to Cafe Jax) and there is free parking in Asda supermarket on London Road (Max 2 Hour Stay). It is a 5 minutes walk from Kingston-Upon-Thames train station and directly opposite Cattlemarket bus station.
If you would like to find out more about what I do at Asana Health please visit their website http://www.asanahealth.co.uk/
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Available weekdays, evenings and Saturday mornings.
Types of client