Shezray Hashmi

Shezray Hashmi

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, Punjabi, Urdu

Contact information

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Therapist - Leeds

Leeds LS1
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


Please contact me to discuss this - variable each week.

About me and my therapy practice

Hello & Welcome! 

I am a qualified and fully insured integrative counsellor and psychotherapist with experience of working with adults, adolescents and children (extensive experience of working with adolescents). My approach to counselling is 'integrative'. This means that I am trained to combine cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), attachment theory and person-centred theory when working with clients.

During my time in practice, I have supported clients who have struggled with a range of mental health difficulties such as; low self-esteem/self-worth/self-confidence, attachment, self-awareness, difficulties or breakdown of family or romantic relationships, grief, loss and bereavement, anxiety, low mood, low motivation, stress, body image, eating difficulties and low – medium level trauma.

I have also worked with many South Asian clients who struggled to cope with identity, family and cultural issues - especially if residing in the West.

So far, I have practised in a variety of settings such as: local counselling services, women's counselling centre and as a full-time student counsellor in primary and high schools as well as sixth form/college. 

Practice description


Outside of work, I spend my free time with friends and family whilst also valuing time alone for self-care. Hobbies include: studying English Literature, cooking, reading, home/event decor and planning. I also really enjoy travelling - a chance for me to explore the world and learn about a variety of cultures, cuisines and languages.

I was born and raised in the UK but have maintained a close connection with my roots. I therefore have a thorough understanding of Western and South Asian culture and lifestyle.

I highly value my ethnic background, however, I am also aware of the difficulties and issues which individuals from a South Asian background may face. Moreover, I can relate and empathise with how these issues may impact an individual's mental health, well-being and life choices. 

My first session

What to expect from your first session:

Once I have received an initial email or message from you, I will aim to reply to you within 2 working days.

I offer a 10-15 minutes free of charge consultation call to run through any questions you may have and to explain how I work in counselling. 

If you decide to start counselling with me, I will send you a welcome letter with the next steps and a session booking link.

In our first counselling session, I will introduce myself and show you around the premises so that you are comfortable with the space and setting.

We will also complete the therapeutic contract in the first session along with an assessment form which will require taking some personal details as well as exploring your motivations for starting counselling and goals for counselling. 

For the rest of the session, we will explore your current thoughts, feelings or difficulties which bring you to counselling.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work