Yasmeen Bibi Psychotherapist Relationship Counsellor Relate -UPCA-UKCP-BSc Hons
I am an experienced Psychotherapist, Relationship Counsellor and a Clinical Supervisor.
I am accredited by UPCA and Registered with UKCP.
I am qualified in and work with wide range of modalities, this is: Psychotherapeutic, Person-Centred or Humanistic Approach and Existential therapies. My Relationship training and experience has been Systemic and Transactional in its underpinning. This allows me a wide spectrum to choose from as to what is most befitting for client's/couple's needs, individuality and presenting problems.
I believe in establishing a therapeutic alliance with the clients, this gives meaning to their experience of therapy as a journey towards self-discovery and self-empowerment and allows them to see value in their being, it enhances their sense of acceptance and helps them get in touch with their loss, pain, guilt, shame, joy and celebration. My clients have experienced a feeling of getting unstuck. They learn to celebrate themselves. I have excellent success and recovery rate both with individuals and couples. They experience better quality of relationships, communication, intimacy, sleep, improved health, reduction in anxiety, stress, depression, reduction or no self-harming or suicidal ideation. They have often opted for review and reduction in their medication. Our therapeutic relationship helps them establish a sense of belonging yet ability to enhance their sense of self. They feel they become more authentic and able to celebrate life.
"Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced."
I have always felt moved and inspired by personal tragedies, tribulations and triumphs. In my work I come across people going through such battles. I bear witness to people’s hope, resolve and ability to bounce back to life after extremely difficult and traumatic experiences. I interact with these super beings who are facing their existential limitations and crises in everyday life. I get to speak to them, listen to them and sit with them when they are breaking and making. When they are in shambles surrounded by their emotional chaos and utter disappointments and tragedies. Yet their will to go on, there will to work through it, making sense of it, creating a narrative for themselves and finding meaning for them to be here facing and living this life is such a humbling and awe inspiring experience for me. This makes me think if they are more giving and honouring by letting me see their inner struggles and allowing me to take home this feeling of collective sense of belonging, healing and hope.
I believe in seeking value in existence. I am passionate about using my counselling/psychoanalytic skills and knowledge to add value and meaning to human existence, to facilitate acceptance and to enhance my acceptance, self-reflection and respect for others. Hence my clients experience therapy as an empowering therapeutic alliance.
I provide counselling/psychotherapy to individuals, couples, young persons, groups and organisations. My counselling approach allows the clients to work on their own pace to move in past, present and future. This provides them a narrative and psycho educates them in case of trauma or historic abuse, they become more aware of their triggers and learn how to manage their symptoms without compromising their quality of life and relationships. My therapy provides my clients a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to unpack their chaos and make sense of it, this helps them to have a meaningful and thriving life.
Majority of my clients are white British but I have substantial experience of working with all age groups, genders, sexual orientations, sexualities, ethnicities and diversities on wide range of presenting problems. I provide culturally and spiritually sensitive counselling.
I believe that maintaining client's confidentiality and trust is the first and the foremost requirement of ethical, sensitive and therapeutic experience. Therapy can only happen when there is trust between the client and the therapist. This allows the client to be true to themselves, allowing healing and acceptance to take place.
My belief in seeking value in human existence results in client's enhanced self-esteem, recovery rate and reduction of symptoms.
I provide personal therapy and supervision to counselling students on discounted rates.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Relationship Counsellor.
I am Accredited with UPCA and Registered with UKCP.
I hold a BSc Honours Degree in Integrative Counselling from University of Roehampton, London.
I have Relate qualifications and experience of working with couples.
I have been offering clinical supervision to students and employed counsellors working with adults and children since 2016.
I offer discounts on supervision and personal therapy to counselling/psychology students.
My BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling from the University of Roehampton, London was an intensive full time 3 Year Programme. The Modalities covered in detail are Person-Centred, Psycho-dynamic/Psycho-Analytical and Existential Approaches. Elements of Relational Therapies and CBT are also included. At the end of the course a Research Proposal is drafted or an existing Research is critiqued to pass the criteria.
I have been involved in providing clinical counselling to a number of organisations: My Time Birmingham, Changing Lives (previously known as Platform 51) and currently employed as a clinical counsellor/ coordinator and facilitating group therapy sessions (part-time) at Aspiring Futures Wolverhampton. I work for Relate Wolverhampton as their sessional Relationship Counsellor.
My approach is client centric. I have acquired thousands of client hours and worked with thousands of clients. My main client group is White British yet I have a substantial experience of working with clients from culturally diverse backgrounds. I have been successful in establishing a therapeutic alliance with clients presenting wide range of issues, with distinct needs and abilities. These individuals and couples have been referred by Healthy Minds, Well-being centres and Haven Wolverhampton, through their social workers, GP’s and self–referrals.
In addition my services include both public sector and private bodies.
The model of my practice is Integrative, Person-centred, Psycho-dynamic and Existential approach. My Relationship Training and experience has been Systemic and Transactional in its underpinning. I can work both short term and long term basis, keeping client's desired goals from counselling in mind.
My ability to apply theory to practice and experience of different approaches gives me a great range to pick and choose from my tool kit as to what would be the best modality suiting client's needs and presenting problems.
Moreover, I have in-depth cultural and religious awareness along with a good command of Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi languages and experience of working therapeutically with culturally diverse communities and sensitive issues.
I have experience of working with issues regarding:
- Relationship counselling, guidance addressing the dysfunction, conflicts, communication, intimacy, abuse etc.
I work with individuals, couples, groups, organisations.
I offer face to face, long term or short term therapy, depending on client's/couple's needs.
I offer in person, telephone, Online, Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp sessions.
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.
Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association
Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationship Counselling. Couple Fit. Relationship Dysfunction. Conflicts. Intimacy. Communication Issues. Relationship Guidance/Coaching. Breakdown of Relationship. Breakups. Narcissistic Abuse.
weekend rates £70
Concessions offered for
Offering discounts to students.