Tiffany Muharrem, Bsc (Hons) Reg. MBACP
52 Old London Rd
Kingston Upon Thames
07948 2626 77
I am a qualified counsellor working with both adults and couples. Over the years, I have helped people suffering with a range of personal difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, stress, bereavement, bullying, suicidal thoughts, anger issues, social anxiety, feeling sad, low self-esteem, relationship issues and unresolved childhood issues. I’m passionate about helping people make changes, including helping young people overcome difficult challenges in their life.
I am trained 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). 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.
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 as a counsellor is to form a relationship with you that reflects the individual nature of your personality and allow you to work at your own pace. Having a regular time and space within which difficulties can be safely and openly explored without fear of judgement, criticism or embarrassment can be the key to enabling change and development.
My experience includes working for the NHS at a GP surgery counselling adults with depression and anxiety, anger issues, social anxiety, low self-esteem, work stress, panic attacks and drug/alcohol addictions. I've also worked as a school counsellor at a secondary school in the London borough of Lambeth - counselling students struggling with bullying, exam stress, self-harm, sexuality, identity issues and those on the autistic spectrum. 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 also have a certificate in spiritual healing and mindfulness which serves to support personal growth and looks at working with stress management through breath work, creative visualisations, meditation, positive thought and colour therapy. Mindfulness can help to relieve stress, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain and improve sleep.
How do I start?
We start with an initial session to explore your concerns. There is no commitment at this stage. This first session is to help you feel comfortable that you have chosen the right therapist. From there we will discuss how we can move you forward and start making those changes. Please call or email me to make the first appointment. I am always happy to have a chat over the phone to discuss your needs and any questions you might have. Call me on 07948 2626 77 to book an appointment or send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bsc (Hons) Integrative Counselling from Roehampton University.
Registered member of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills from Kingston College.
BA (Hons) Creative Writing from St Mary's University College.
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.
Child Protection Certificate
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Telephone counselling can be offered as an additional avenue of support between face to face counselling sessions or may focus solely on conducting the counselling over the phone. It offers the same level of support and confidentiality as that of meeting face to face with a counsellor but means that you are able to receive support from the comfort of your own home.
I am also a relationship counsellor and I help couples to have the best relationship they can, whether you are with a partner, married or preparing for a life long relationship I can help you through the difficult times to understand each other. We will spend time together focusing on improvements and challenges to gain that long-lasting relationship you imagined when you first met. The outcomes for relationship therapy are to enhance communication skills and to create a shared vision for how you both want to live. These outcomes increase intimacy and give a stronger commitment to one another with more respect and individual responsibility for the relationship.
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- £50 for Individual Counselling (50 minute session)
- £75 Couples Counselling (1 hour session)
I offer low cost spaces for students and for clients on a low income. Please just ask.
Counselling is most effective once a week but can be twice a week if you feel you need the extra support. I have daytime and evening appointments available.
Please let me know which location you would like an appointment, Surbiton or Kingston.
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
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available weekdays and evenings.
Types of client