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About me

Are you feeling sad, experiencing panic attacks or have low self-confidence? Are you looking to increase awareness and ability to respond to unwanted thoughts and feelings with openness, curiosity and compassion? Are you looking to reconnect with what is important to you and create a greater sense of balance?

My clients develop more adaptive strategies to respond to thoughts and feelings more effectively, regain a stable sense of self and move freely towards their values.

I offer psychological therapy and counselling sessions to clients with a wide range of mental health problems including depression, generalised anxiety disorder, phobias and trauma. I have helped people experiencing a full range of emotional difficulties and life challenges, including work stress and relationship difficulties, life stage transitions and family dynamics such as conflict, post-divorce and separation.

I believe that there is no one-size-fits-all so I provide tailored evidence-based psychological interventions which draws from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory and Systemic practice to help you find your own ‘fit’. I integrate EMDR psychotherapy to enable my clients to relieve symptoms and heal from traumatic life experiences.

I understand that the first session can be daunting and that a person may be feeling apprehensive about the process. Please get in touch and we can arrange a free consultation where we would discuss initial thoughts and feelings about therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a chartered Counselling Psychologist and my practice adheres to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards and the British Psychology Society (BPS) Code of Ethics and Conduct.

My therapeutic approach is integrative and centred on the individual to provide meaningful interventions to sustain positive outcomes. I hold an open mind when asking about what a person requires help with and strive to identify strengths alongside areas they are struggling in.

My experience includes positions in the NHS and Local Authority, and I am currently working as principle Counselling Psychologist across three acute wards in the NHS and in private practice. As well as working as a therapist in the last 5 years, I provide clinical supervision and personal therapy to trainees and consultation to professionals.

HCPC: PYL38140

Member organisations

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Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

From £125.00 to £140.00

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • AXA PPP
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Fees may be covered by private medical insurance such as Cigna, please contact me to check.

Availability

Weekday Daytime and Evening appointments available. Sessions on Sunday also available.

Ealing
London
W5 2NR

Flat
85 Wimpole Street
London
W1G 9RJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervision available.

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Dr Zahra Shariff: CPsychol, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Dr Zahra Shariff: CPsychol, MSc, BSc (Hons)