Yinka Junaid CTA MBACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist. EMDR Therapist.

Yinka Junaid  CTA MBACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist. EMDR Therapist.


07949 545 693

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About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.

I am an experienced BACP Accredited and Registered psychotherapist I provide individual and couples short and long term;

  • face to face psychotherapy
  • telephone counselling.

I am dedicated to developing an open, honest and trusting relationship with my clients where your wishes, hopes, fears and anxieties are respected. I will facilitate the exploration of difficult issues from past or present in a non-judgemental, confidential, professional environment.

I believe that each person is a unique individual with their own personal life experiences.  By working together in a safe, supportive way we can explore options for personal growth and change.

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 cognitive behavioural therapy, transactional analysis and emotional freedom techniques.

As well as having a private practice, working with a wide range of issues such as depression, low self-esteem, grief/loss and more, I am also employed as a Counsellor working primarily with trauma. I have many years experience as a counsellor and have worked with both male and female clients in a variety of settings.

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.

Couples therapy
At one time or another every couple has difficulties with their relationship. Couples therapy can give you the opportunity to resolve problems and conflicts that you have not been able to handle effectively on your own. The aim of couples work is for you to gain a better understanding of yourself and your partner, decide if you need and want to make changes and if so, how you might put these into action.

What is different about counselling with me?


I have counselled people aged 20 to 80, spanning a wide range of issues and situations. My experience has taught me that everyone is unique and accordingly I tailor my counselling sessions to your needs.

Everybody is different and people express themselves in different ways. Some people want to talk. Others find it difficult to talk about what is bothering them straight away and may find art therapy, which offers a non-verbal symbolic language through which to express themselves, beneficial in helping them to explore what is happening to them.

It is important that you express yourself in the way you want to and therefore, I will take time to find out how we can best work together, and how you are most comfortable expressing yourself. Whatever you bring, and however we choose to work together, you will be received with respect, warmth, without judgement and with honesty.

If you have any questions - any at all (it doesn't matter how trivial they 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 Therapist - Course Provider, EMDR MASTERCLASS Parts 3 of 3, 2017
  • 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 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;
  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision 2016;
  • 18 years Experience of working within a  Nottingham Local Authority.

I have worked within an Employee Assistance programme and currently work for a charity called Doncaster Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Services.

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


Accredited register membership

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.


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

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

Therapy session                      £50

Student or trainee counsellor    £40

Supervision                             £50

Couples.                                 £60

EMDR  90 minutes                  £60

Further information

I am a Member of:-

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
The Institute for Transactional Analysis in the UK (ITA)

Member of EMDR UK & Ireland
I abide by the ethical frameworks and the professional practice of these organisations.

I have full and comprehensive indemnity insurance with the Howden Specialist Insurance Brokers.

I have regular supervision with an experienced and qualified supervisor. I undergo regular psychotherapy which enables me to clear any of my own issues that might otherwise influence my work.

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, and supporting my work with a wider range of client's difficulties.

Maps & Directions

Nottingham, NG7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Day and evening appointments available on Monday's, Thursday's and Saturday's

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a fully qualified Supervisor.  I have a Diploma in Clinical Supervision attained from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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