- Phone number
About me and my therapy practice
I am providing distance video counselling via Zoom to therapeutically support children, young people and adults affected by COVID-19.
Central to my practice is the belief in providing healthy counselling. This is achieved via a non-judgemental, warm and relational approach where individual differences and backgrounds are respected. For younger clients', providing a fun and safe space promotes expressivity, which is important to feeling accepted, supported and heard.
Salaam and Hi. Based in North and Central London, I am a fully qualified Integrative Therapist specialising in working with children and young people between the ages of 4-18 years, integrating play and creativity as another form of communication to explore feeling states that might be difficult to express in words.
I also provide individual therapy for adults, with an interest in working with women from South Asian backgrounds. My cross-cultural heritage has further encouraged providing access and awareness of mental health for BAME communities.
In addition to my therapist role, I am a specialist practitioner with over 14 years experience working as a primary school teacher and a Special Educational Needs (SEN) specialist in the area of Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH). I am a young people's therapist at a North London Secondary School and have continued my initial profession as a school practitioner supporting pupils' social, emotional and academic needs.
Mode of Practice
My approach to therapy is based on my level 7 postgraduate diploma training with a highly acclaimed and leading provider of mental health provision. Training with an integrative counselling model has allowed me to draw on the strengths of various counselling approaches and neuroscience, which is useful when working with children and young people. An integrative approach allows me to respond to clients' personal, social or emotional needs as they change and grow. I utilise play, creativity plus talk therapy to explore thoughts and feelings that may be triggering difficulties.
Due to my training, I am ideally qualified to provide child and young people counselling as well as adult therapy.
Faith and Cultural Sensitive Service
In the past, I have provided counselling for a non-profit organisation which has developed my interest in working with young women from BAME backgrounds. Employing a faith and cultural sensitive approach as well as respecting difference is central to my work.
Children and Young People Counselling
Parents/ carers often want support for their children and young people as early as possible. One-to-one child and young people's counselling is an effective early intervention strategy which can support positive emotional well-being.
My therapeutic work with children and young people has involved working within a school setting. I have provided one-to-one short term and long term therapeutic support across all year groups in the primary and secondary phase. I have worked with diverse experiences ranging from.
My first session
Thinking about counselling whilst experiencing distress can sometimes be a confusing and daunting process. Contact me to book your free, 15 minute consultation giving you an opportunity to ask any questions.
Alternatively I can arrange an initial 50 minute face-to-face consultation which allows us to explore your reasons for seeking therapy, any questions you may have as well as to ensure that if you decide to go ahead with therapy, you or your family member feel comfortable to work with me.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Self esteem, Trauma, Women's issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling