Suha Al-Mahawi


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Languages spoken: English, Arabic

Contact information

Phone number
07579058277

Contact Suha

Therapist - London

London HA1
07579058277
Sessions from £90.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Not available on Tuesdays and Fridays 

Currently working remotely.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified psychotherapist with 23 years’ experience of working in the NHS primary care service & NHS CAMHS, with people from different cultural background. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families. I trained as an individual psychotherapist with the Minster Centre London and as a family therapist with the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
My method of therapy is an integrative approach, meaning the use of several approaches tailored mainly to best meet my client’s needs. My focus is to create safety in sessions to enable the client to feel comfortable when they share their accounts. I believe in the ability and resources of my client. My approach to counselling is not based on opinionated answers, but rather listening and validating.  I do not give advice, I do not force change, nor do I have a magic formula to initiate transformations. I do believe that change comes from within. I see myself as a facilitator, holding a mirror for the client to allow them to see what is holding them back and bring their attention to things they were not aware of before so they can change their life. I aim to build a trusting alliance in therapy in a pace of time, to explore challenging traumatic events which would allow clients to feel relived, empowered and grow in therapy. 

Practice description

I personally feel each model has its own value and can work for all types of different problems. My counselling approach is based upon an integrative counselling approach.  The counsellor combines different models of therapy. My integrative approach is primarily being non-judgmental non-directive. An integrative approach stems back to humanistic psychology which studies the whole person and  the uniqueness of each individual. 

 I believe counselling enables individuals to reflect upon themselves and how they act in the outside world. In a safe environment, client can choose which issues they wish to work on and take the lead in exploring the problems. 

Through this approach, they are able to examine different points of views leading them to finding their own solutions. 

During a counselling relationship, the client has the freedom to be 'themselves' and maintain their true inner self. 

My role is to empower clients to trust their own wisdom and make  judgment rather than seek advice or answers from the counsellor.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating disorders, Loss, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self-harm, Trauma

Types of therapy

Integrative

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited