- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Hi, I am Saira and I am a member of the British Psychological Society, a MBACP registered psychotherapist, and an HCPC registered counselling psychologist.
I have extensive experience supporting individuals with anxiety, social anxiety, low mood, depression, irritability, anger, stress, phobias, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, abuse experiences, substance use, addiction, post-traumatic stress symptoms, intimacy difficulties, recent or historical trauma, cultural identity issues, family estrangement, parenting or family challenges, grief and loss, life transitions and divorce.
My doctorate research has focused on how best to support people recover from interpersonal trauma and coercive control based on current research. I am passionate about helping survivors move forward and thrive despite experiencing overwhelming hardship.
Practice descriptionI believe there are ways of viewing and coping with difficulty that build resilience. I am a scientist practitioner at heart and excited with advances in understanding the neuroplasticity of the brain. I bring my combined knowledge of psychological research and understanding with my years of clinical experience to your situation, and from there we can discuss your options. As an integrative practitioner, I draw from person-centred, cognitive-behavioural, systemic and trauma-informed strategies. I am happy to answer any further questions about my training or my approach over the phone or in person.
My first session
I begin with an assessment session, and after this I will share with you my thoughts on your best options depending on your goals and areas of difficulty.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
CBT, EMDR, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Groups, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited