Yinka Junaid

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CTA MBACP Accred Psychotherapist & EMDR Practitioner Accred
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7
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About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.

I am a professionally qualified and highly experienced BACP Accredited Counselling Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor working with Adults. I am dedicated to developing an open, honest and trusting relationship with my clients where your wishes, hopes, fears and anxieties are respected.

I believe that each person is a unique individual with their own personal life experiences and by working together in a safe, supportive way we can explore options for personal growth and change. I facilitate the exploration of difficult issues from past or present in a non-judgemental, confidential, professional environment.


My initial training was in the Rogerian person-centred approach. My therapy work is therefore grounded in the belief that we all have the inner resources to solve our problems given appropriate support within a truly person-centred relationship.

My personal development has led to an integrative approach to therapy so that, depending on the clients concerns and wishes, I am able to draw upon a wide range of philosophies including:

Transactional Analysis (TA), which is a model of psychotherapy used for understanding human development and facilitating change to life patterns). Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Emotional Freedom Techniques.

Since 2009 I have continuously worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist with both male and female clients in a variety of settings. I have a private practice, working with a wide range of issues such as depression, low self-esteem, grief/loss and more. I am employed by a charity called Doncaster Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Services as a psychotherapist working primarily with trauma and I also work for a number of Employee Assistance programmes.

What can counselling do for you?

Counselling can provide an opportunity for you to explore your thoughts and emotions in order to gain a greater understanding of both yourself and your life experiences. This can be a really positive step forward in re-organising your thoughts and feelings, in developing your own solutions to difficulties and in re-building a sense of who you are and how you want to live your life.

Talking to someone can be an extremely powerful and healing experience and can help you to feel less isolated and more able to make sense of your life circumstances.

Counselling is a confidential process between the client and the therapist.

If you have any questions - any at all (it doesn't matter how trivial they may seem to you), email me or phone me, and we can talk with no obligation on your part.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Psychotherapy (Transactional Analysis) 2019

    · Certified Transactional Analyst 2019

    ·EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner 2021

    · Diploma in Clinical Supervision 2016

    · Certificate in Working with Children and Young People 2015

    · Certificate in Therapeutic Interventions for Emotional Eating Behaviours 2014

    · Certificate in Working with Depression 2014

    · Level 1-3 Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner 2013

    · Diploma in CBT (with a Distinction) 2011

    · Certificate in Living and Working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 2011

    · MA Humanistic Counselling Practice 2010;

    · BA 2:1 (Hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice 2007;

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). The European Association for Transactional Analysis. I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and am fully insured with Professional Liability Insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I achieved the status of Level 3 Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner in April 2013 from the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques.

I am also an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Europe Accredited Practitioner.  I was trained by Dr Michael C Paterson OBE, an EMDR Europe Accredited Senior Trainer.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful method of psychotherapy that has helped an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress.  Used mainly for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


In 1987, psychologist Dr Francine Shapiro made the chance observation that eye movements can reduce the intensity of disturbing thoughts, under certain conditions. Dr Shapiro studied this effect scientifically, and in a 1989 issue of the Journal of Traumatic Stress, she reported success using EMDR to treat victims of trauma.  Since then, EMDR has developed and evolved through the contributions of therapists and researchers all over the world. Today, EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches.


No one knows how any form of psychotherapy works neurobiologically or in the brain.  However, we do know that when a person is very upset, their brain cannot process information as it does ordinarily. One moment becomes “frozen in time,” and remembering a trauma may feel as bad as going through it the first time because the images, sounds, smells, and feelings haven’t changed.

Such memories have a lasting negative effect that interferes with the way a person sees the world and the way they relate to other people. EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information.  Normal information processing is resumed, so following a successful EMDR session, a person no longer relives the images, sounds, and feelings when the event is brought to mind.  You still remember what happened, but it is less upsetting.  Many types of therapy have similar goals. However, EMDR appears to be similar to what occurs naturally during dreaming or REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Therefore, EMDR can be thought of as a physiologically based therapy that helps a person see disturbing material in a new and less distressing way. One philosophy is that EMDR unlocks negative memories and emotions stored in the nervous system and reconnects neural pathways.


During EMDR, the therapist works with the client to identify a specific problem as the focus of the treatment session.  The client calls to mind the disturbing issue or event, what was seen, felt, heard, thought, etc., and what thoughts and beliefs are currently held about that event.  The therapist facilitates the directional movement of the eyes or other dual attention stimulation of the brain (tapping or bilateral music), while the client focuses on the disturbing material, and the client just notices whatever comes to mind without making any effort to control direction or content.  Each person will process information uniquely, based on personal experiences and values. Sets of eye movements are continued until the memory becomes less disturbing and is associated with positive thoughts and beliefs about one ’s self; for example, “I did the best I could.”  During EMDR, the client may experience intense emotions, but by the end of the session, most people report a great reduction in the level of disturbance.


Controlled studies have investigated the effects of EMDR. These studies have consistently found that EMDR effectively decreases/eliminates the symptoms of post-traumatic stress for the majority of clients.  Clients often report improvement in other associated symptoms such as anxiety.  The current National Institute of Health & Clinical Excel lance (N.I.C.E.E) treatment guidelines for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.) recommends EMDR as an effective treatment. EMDR was also found effective by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defence, UK Ministry of Defence, the United Kingdom Department of Health, the Israeli National Council for Mental Health, and many other international health and governmental agencies.  Research has also shown that EMDR can be an efficient and rapid treatment.  Further information can be found through EMDR UK & Ireland;


Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post-traumatic stress. However, clinicians also have reported success using EMDR in the treatment of the following conditions:

personality disorders
eating disorders
panic attacks
performance anxiety
complicated grief
stress reduction
dissociative disorders
disturbing memories
sexual and/or physical abuse.


£50.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured
  • BUPA

Additional information

Therapy sessions are available on Monday's, Thursday's and Saturday’s.

I offer an initial free discussion over the telephone or online; this may help you to decide whether I would be the right person to help you.

I charge £50 per session of 60 minutes for counselling/Psychotherapy

£60 per session of 60 minutes for EMDR

£60 per 60 minutes for Supervision              

£60 per 60 minutes for Couples counselling.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently offer appointments on  Monday's, Thursday's and Saturday's  last appointment at 5pm

Further information

Further information

I am a Member of: -

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)

Member of EMDR Association UK & Ireland

The BACP is the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am an accredited member of the BACP which means that I have attained a significant level of training and experience. Also, that I am bound by their code of ethics which ensures that I work in a professional manner.

I have Professional Liability Insurance with the Howden Specialist Insurance Brokers.

I have an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service to work with Young People and Adults.

I have regular twice monthly supervision with experienced and qualified supervisors. I am committed to my ongoing professional development and regularly attend seminars and workshops with leading trainers from the international field of counselling and psychotherapy. In so doing I am continuously extending my knowledge base and experience. Also, I undergo regular psychotherapy which enables me to clear any of my own issues that might otherwise influence my work.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I am a fully qualified Supervisor.

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Yinka Junaid
Yinka Junaid