Zainab Abdul MBACP MBPsS
I am a woman who is highly committed to supporting people through their journeys. You don't have to walk alone, I will be honoured to help in putting the pieces of the puzzle together with you as you navigate through wherever life has brought you, with the hope of you being in a better place than you are now.
My techniques are tailored towards my client’s needs; modalities used include: Integrative, Existential, Phenomenological, and behavioral. I am here to support you and listen in a non-judgmental way and in line with what your goals are. I will not be telling you what to do at any point but will walk with you in your journey through whatever you desire to get out of therapy. With a background in psychology and existential psychotherapy, I work with clients, taking into account, the whole human condition, I am concerned with the understanding of my client’s position in the world and how they make sense of life, exploring this in an amenable, non dogmatic manner, wondering with an open mind. As humans are fluid and capable, we are constantly in a state of creating and becoming. I see clients not through categorization or label but on a universal transcultural way. I offer one to one counseling for adults, older adults and young persons. I also work with groups, families and couples.
Each session lasts for 50 minutes apart from the first session, which could last for an hour.
Sessions are highly confidential unless there is a reason for me to worry about your safety or that of others. Although this is very rare, I will be required by the BACP code of conduct to report to the appropriate authorities but not without your awareness.
I am available Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays , other times can be arranged depending on availability.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained and have qualifications in psychotherapy, counselling, psychology and coaching. My qualifications include:
PGD Counselling and psychotherapy, MSc psychology, Advanced Diploma in Counselling, Cert. Psychotherapy, counseling and coaching.
I am currently training as a counselling psychologist.
I have worked with young persons and adults in different settings; school, further education and charitable organizations. My experience in and outside the UK gives me continual opportunity to work with diverse groups, cultures, ages, religions and sexual orientation.
Areas I work with include but not limited to: Anxiety (including death anxiety), panic attacks, loss, ageing, abuse, trauma, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, cultural issues, isolation and loneliness, self-esteem, self-harm, personal development, meaninglessness, phobias, spirituality, religious counseling (Muslims), sexual identity and general counseling.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationship issues, Depression,Meaninglessness, death anxiety, ageing, loss of any sort.
Each session costs £40 for individuals and £70 for couples (concessions are available).
Additional concessions are offered to students and those on low income.
I work from two services; Chafford Hundred and Grays. We will go with your preference when we decide to work together.