Yesim Aslam MBACP, BA (Hons), Dip in Counselling

Yesim Aslam MBACP, BA (Hons), Dip in Counselling




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About me

Hello, my name is Yesim and I am an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist, mentor and trainee teacher.

I am currently completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, leading to a recognised teaching qualification.

I have expertise in working with a variety of presenting issues, from depression, anxiety, cultural issues, addictions, relationships, personality disorders, loss and bereavement and self development. I use a number of therapeutic models and techniques, including psychodynamic and CBT.

Counselling/psychotherapy aims to help you deal with and overcome these issues by providing a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore your thoughts and concerns.

Practices in Surrey: Central Croydon, Purley and Coulsdon
Accessible by public transport.

In addition, I provide a mobile counselling service , for those people experiencing: mobility, transportation or psychological restrictions - such as agoraphobia.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work within their ethical framework.  This means that I am bound by their code of conduct and ethics to assure that your therapy will be practiced to a highly professional standard.

What I can provide as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Mentor:

I believe in offering a safe, confidential and non-judgement place for those seeking to start therapy. I offer a place to explore and develop insight, clarity and an understanding of the issues that you are bringing.

I currently work in private practice providing both time limited therapy (between 6 -20 session) and open ended therapy (long term).

I have also worked for Mind in Croydon, specialising in mental health and related issues.

My professional approach with clients is simple, warm and down to earth and I aim to offer a respectful, caring, insightful and confidential service, supporting and working according to my clients individual needs where difficulties can be resolved.

I am passionate about working with individuals and I am mindful that the process of finding a counsellor may be stressful.  That is why I offer an initial 50 minute consultation, where you will have the space to explore your needs and enable you to meet me. 

In addition to my counselling and therapeutic work, my mentor’s role is to support the mentees by empowering them to resolve current issues and to develop coping strategies for the future. Acknowledging their strengths, talents and gifts and encouraging them to find ways to use them. Be an active listener and offer support and encouragement when appropriate. Engage in activities outside of the home to help expose the student to new opportunities and experiences.

I have vast experience working within multicultural environments, therefore I work emphatically and with consideration with issues relating to religion, beliefs and culture.

Training, qualifications & experience


Cultural differences and issues associated with diversity; working with clients from a range of backgrounds, including: British, Asian (Indian, Punjabi, Pakistani), Turkish and other Muslim communities.

Training, Qualifications & Experience:

PGCE (Education and Training) Level 6
BA (Honours) in Integrative Counselling
DipHE in Psychodynamic Counselling
BTEC Diploma in Developing Counselling Skills
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) training.
Substance Misuse Training.
Working with Trauma.
Assessment Training for Drug and Alcohol Misuse.
Clinical Assessment Training.
Risk Assessment.
Working with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Attachment Theory.
Family Systemic Training.
Addictions and Dependency.
Sexuality Exploration in Therapy.
Working with mental health issues training.
Understanding Complex Trauma.
Gestalt Chair Work/Working Creatively.
Working with Victims of Domestic Abuse.
Autism & Asperger's Syndrome.

I also continue professional development within the field of psychotherapeutic work, expanding my skills by regularly attending workshops, conferences and seminars.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist in private practice.

I have also worked voluntarily as a counsellor with the organisation, MIND Croydon, supporting adults of all ages with mental health related issues.

I am also a Mentor, working with adult students, provide support and guidance to help students who are experiencing difficulties in learning due to social, emotional or behavioural problems.

I am currently working towards a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) to qualify as a teacher, which I will complete by May 2019.



Initial 50 minute consultation Fee: £40

50 minute counselling session: £50 - £70

Concession negotiable for:
Counselling and other students
Under 21
Over 60
And others, please call / message to enquire

Further information

I look forward to hearing from you, where I will be able to answer your questions and concerns.

Maps & Directions

Purley, CR8
Croydon, CR0

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Turkish


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Please contact me for availability. Both day and evening appointments are available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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