- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I can usually offer face-to-face appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays, during the day and a few slots in the evening. I can offer more availability for online appointments. Please contact me to enquire about availability.
About me and my therapy practice
Hello and welcome. My name is Sanjidah Islam and I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist. This means that I work with hidden aspects of your personality and help you to develop links between your past and present experiences to look at what may be causing you distress and how we can make changes.
Life can be challenging at times, and therapy can be a space in which we can explore our thoughts, feelings and behaviours, to potentially help turn a corner, gain new insights, and start to make positive changes at a pace that suits you. I am passionate about my work and will constantly draw from my experience, continuous professional development, and supervision to ensure a tailored approach that will meet your individual needs.
Regardless of what you may bring, I offer a safe, warm, empathetic environment where you can explore any issues you choose to bring in confidence. Whether we work short-term or long-term, a safe, trusting relationship between you and I is central to a successful therapeutic experience, so if you would like to see if we can work together, please contact me by using the enquiry form, or by telephone, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or using the booking page on my website.
I can help you cope with a range of different issues, including, but not limited to:
- a physical or mental health condition
- difficult life events, such as bereavement, relationship breakdown, or stress at work
- managing difficult emotions, such as anger
- overcoming negative thoughts and gaining self-confidence
- other problems around identity and belonging, including issues around race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and more
I have extensive training in trauma, both complex and recent, and I have a wealth of experience working with young people and adults, including middle-aged and older adults. Depending on availability, I can offer animal-assisted therapy with a certified assistance animal who has been specially trained to provide emotional support. If you are interested in this, please do let me know.
I work from a private consulting room called Honeycomb Cabin, located in Aylesham, Canterbury. Honeycomb Cabin is 20 minutes from Canterbury, Dover and Folkestone, and there are good bus and train links. I am fully insured and have an up-to-date enhanced DBS check. In terms of accessibility, there is one step up to get into Honeycomb Cabin.
My first session
I understand it can be difficult to find the right therapist, so I offer a free-of-charge 20-minute initial consultation over the telephone to see if we might be able to work together. If we agree we can work together, each session will be 50 minutes thereafter. In our first 50-minute session, I may undertake a further assessment just to explore your past and present circumstances and what any goals from the therapy may be.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, 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