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- Flexible hours available
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Sessions are offered online only.
About me and my therapy practice
As a counsellor, I will encourage you to talk about what’s bothering you in order to uncover any root causes and identify your specific ways of thinking. I will help you find your ways of coping, whilst uncovering your own insight and understanding of your issues.
Counselling often requires you to discuss upsetting emotions and painful memories. Bringing up these thoughts can feel difficult to start with and, initially, you may feel worse. This process is necessary to move forward and, in time, you would start to feel better.
In the majority of cases, a single session will not be enough to help overcome any issues you may be facing. Counselling is a journey and a process that requires a strong relationship between us. It takes time and consistency to work effectively. Therefore, it is recommended to have at least six sessions to be able to benefit from counselling.I offer counselling to young children using creative therapy. One of most effective therapies that is used with children is sand tray therapy.
Sand tray therapy gives expression to non-verbalised emotional issues. It provides a needed communication vehicle for clients with poor verbal skills and cuts down on verbal defensiveness. It is also useful with clients who are introverted, have trouble verbalizing, or are tense. It is also useful for clients who over-verbalize or intellectualize.
Sand tray therapy is traditionally used with children but has been expanded to use with adolescents, adults and families.
I also offer Islamic counselling, which is a form of counselling that incorporates spirituality into the therapeutic process and is based on an Islamic understanding of the nature of human beings.
I am trained in trauma and attachment treatment with the Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing (ATTCH) in Canada.
Why is Trauma Intervention Needed and Who is it For?
Individuals of all ages can experience trauma, including infants and children. Even when we do not consciously recall our trauma experiences (because of our age or protective functions such as repression) our body holds memory, as does our mind. Trauma is a sensory experience and, regardless of the level of perceived intensity of effect on an individual, treatment promotes resilience later in life.
Treatment focuses not on avoiding unpleasant or uncomfortable emotions but rather on building awareness and tolerance to hold these emotions and reflect on them with compassion. As a result, the strategies we use focus on regulating the nervous system which is very important to ongoing resiliency and optimal development. To do so we incorporate mindfulness meditation yoga and various other holistic wellness practices to increase attention span, regulate the body and mind, and optimize the individual’s ability to regulate their emotions and behaviours. Current neurocisence research is demonstrating that mindfulness is changing the brain in the areas most effected by trauma (van der Kolk, 2014).
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy
English, Arabic, Persian (Farsi)