Shaikh Quddus

Shaikh Quddus

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, Bengali

Contact information

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Therapist - London

London N15
Sessions from £65.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


Monday 6pm to 8pm

Wednesday - Thursday 6pm to 8pm

Saturday 10am to 12pm

About me and my therapy practice

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. I am Samia, 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. Employing a faith and cultural sensitive approach as well as respecting difference is central to my work.

As a Registered Member of BACP, I work in line with the BACP Code of Conduct and Ethical Framework. I regularly partake in continuing professional development (CPD) and receive recommended supervision as outlined by BACP guidance. I am fully insured and registered with the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS), holding an Enhanced DBS check.

I have published in the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Children, Young People and Families magazine.

Practice description

Mode of Practice

I have specialised training in the following counselling models:

- Play Therapy

- Integrative Therapy

Training with an integrative counselling model allows me to draw on the strengths of various counselling approaches. An integrative approach is particularly helpful in responding to clients' personal, social or emotional needs as they change and grow.


I currently work with young people and adults experiencing social, emotional and psychological difficulties within a school setting, non-profit organisation and private practice.

In addition to my therapist role, I am a specialist practitioner with over 15 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 counsellor-therapist at a North London Secondary School and have continued my initial profession as a school practitioner supporting pupils' social, emotional and academic needs.

Primary and Secondary School/ Private Therapy: 

My one-to-one therapeutic work with children and young people has taken place with primary and secondary aged children within and outside school settings. I have experience addressing diverse issues ranging from bullying,​ anxiety​, study pressures, trauma, attachment issues among others.

Domestic Violence: 

I have therapeutic counselling experience working with South Asian women aged 20 and above supporting them with trauma, abuse and domestic violence-related issues.

Youth and Young Adult Non-Profit Counselling Service: 

I have worked with adults experiencing abuse, domestic violence, trauma, stress, anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal ideation and interpersonal relationship difficulties.

My first session

Initial Consultation

A free, 15 - 20 minute consultation gives you an opportunity to ask any questions and arrange an assessment.


This is longer, and can take up to 50 minutes. An assessment consultation 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

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic

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