Soulmaz Bashirinia

Soulmaz Bashirinia


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, Persian (Farsi), Swedish

Contact information

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Therapist - London

London W10
Sessions from £80.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am available for evening sessions and Saturday sessions. 

About me and my therapy practice

Welcome
Are you tired of repeating old patterns?
Do you find that relationships are hard work?
Are you sick of feeling stuck and unhappy?
Does change feel frightening?
I get it.

Whether you are taking this step alone or together with your partner, I am here to help.

Due to Covid, I am currently working exclusively online. 


Individual Therapy

Are you feeling lonely and long for closer connections? Are you suffering from anxiety, nightmares and flashbacks due to past trauma? Do you suffer from low mood or find work stressful? I can help.

​Together we think about your past and present to make the changes you wish to see in your future self. You might just want a space to feel safe to explore your feelings and wishes without judgement. Or to find your way of making more meaningful connections in life. Perhaps you feel it is time to invest in your own wellbeing.


Couple Therapy

Do you constantly argue and find little time to enjoy each other? Is it difficult to speak about sex and desire? Are the children taking up all your energy and you have no time for each other? Do you feel you no longer know each other? Do you want to open up your relationship but struggle with feelings of jealousy? I can help.

​Thinking with a third person present is sometimes what makes the difference. Together we will untangle your individual histories and your history together as a couple. We will make connections to the here and now to think about what you wish for the future.Finding a therapist can be a daunting task, particularly finding someone who will understand you. I am an experienced psychotherapist working with individuals and couples.

Practice description

Finding a therapist can be a daunting task, particularly finding someone who will understand you. I am an experienced psychotherapist working with individuals and couples.

I trained at Tavistock Relationships, a renowned institution specialising in relationship therapy since 1948. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma and a Masters in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from Tavistock Relationships. I also hold a diploma in systemic therapy (intermediate level).

Alongside seeing couples and individuals in private practice, I work as a visiting clinician at Tavistock Relationships. I am also studying psychoanalytic psychotherapy at Tavistock and Portman (NHS).

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and I abide by the BACP code of ethics and professional standards. I hold an enhanced DBS check.

My first session

We all carry our own history and backgrounds and you might worry that I will not understand you. Opening up can feel difficult and it takes time to develop a trusting relationship. I want to create an open atmosphere of trust and safety. I have worked with individuals and couples from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. My own experiences have taught me how easy it is to feel out of place and different, regardless of it being because of your sexuality, culture, race, ethnicity, age, ability or any other visible and invisible differences. I will show you respect and meet you with an open mind. I am not here to judge but to help you understand yourself better.

An initial consultation, lasting 50 minutes, provides space for you to mention your concerns, and for us to think together about your situation. After discussing your current circumstances, we will consider your background(s), including family and relationship histories, in order to get a fuller picture of your situation. The consultation also offers an opportunity for you to ask questions. Together, we will see if I am the right person to help you.


What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling