Fathiya Farah

Fathiya Farah


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, Somali

Contact information

Phone number
07804550728

Contact Fathiya

Therapist - London

London SE26
07804550728
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am available on Mondays and Wednesdays 9am to 8pm. 

*Due to COVID-19 I am currently doing all sessions on Zoom but I am aiming to start face-to-face counselling soon.* 

About me and my therapy practice

I am an integrative counsellor, and my approach allows me to draw from different modalities such as Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Existentialism. This enables me to tailor therapeutic work around the client's individual needs. Most importantly I value the therapeutic relationship as central to building trust and helping clients to reach their goals. I offer a calm, safe, warm and confidential space where clients can explore their feelings and experiences within a supportive professional relationship. 

I am able to offer short and long-term therapy sessions depending on the client's emotional needs. As a counsellor, I have worked with adults struggling with various issues and young people in care as well as in schools. I have experience working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) as well as variety of mental health/emotional difficulties such as: 

* Depression

* Anxiety (social & general)

* Abuse (physical & emotional)

* Anger

* Trauma/ Complex trauma

* Stress

* Bullying

* Relationship difficulties

* Low self-esteem

* Low self-worth

* Self-harm

* Toxic shame 

Practice description

I am aware of the difficulty in making the decision to seek counselling and how overwhelming the process of finding the right counsellor can be. It can be a lonely journey when you are feeling overwhelmed, Counselling provides clients with the opportunity of having someone to explore and help to make sense of their emotions and thoughts as well as learn healthy tools to feel regulated.

When we struggle with low self-concept and shame, we may become stuck due to fear of being exposed (vulnerability). If this is not explored and understood its roots, then it could manifest into other emotional issues such as anxiety and depression. 

My first session

The initial consultation session is for 1 hour and this will give you the opportunity to ask me questions and for you to get a sense if we will be a good fit. This session will allow me to gain background information and get a sense of your needs. However, I can offer 10 minutes phone conversation free of charge to help you decide if you would like to book a consultation session. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling