Hi, I’m Zahra, a fully qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I work pluralistically within an integrative framework, which means that I tailor my practice to meet individual client needs. I do so by a) utilising techniques from various approaches, to adapt to my clients’ specific issues and the various stages of therapy; and b) regularly and collaboratively evaluating the therapeutic way of working, to ensure that the approaches and interventions I use match my clients’ preferences and needs. Recognising that one size does not fit all is paramount for successful therapy.
I hold several Psychotherapy related qualifications including a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Distinction, A Foundation in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Minster Centre and a BSc in Psychology (Hons) from City University. I am currently completing my Masters (final year) in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling.
I have extensive experience working as a psychotherapist and counsellor within the NHS, alongside the NHS (in GPs) and in bereavement charities. I now have my own private practice where I provide a supportive, safe space for my clients.
My specialist areas include bereavement, life transitions and issues around work, identity and family. I also have extensive experience working with clients who have underlying anxieties and depression. I remain open and receptive to any client topic or concern that comes my way, and I also welcome clients who have no specific issues—those who would like to explore where the space in therapy takes them. Whatever your purpose, I always aim to foster your personal growth, exploration, understanding, acceptance and direction.
I warmly welcome you to take the first step and honour yourself through therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA (final year) in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling.
- EASE Wellbeing – Psychological Therapy Services
- Brent Bereavement Services
- The Awareness Centre – Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Distinction
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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