- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I am a psychologist and addiction counsellor. I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy using an integrative therapeutic approach, depending on each client's individual needs.
My therapeutic approach is based on client-centred therapy offering active listening while empathising with clients in a non-judgmental environment to support them to increase their level of self-awareness as well as becoming more self-reflective towards their behaviours. I also use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is a more goal orientated approach that focuses mainly on here and now. It helps clients to identify their unhelpful thought processes and replacing them with helpful ones. Our thoughts trigger our feelings and the feelings trigger our behaviours. Therefore, by changing our thinking patterns we can change our behaviours. My approach aims to provide a safe environment, respectful of each person's capacity for personal growth. Each individual's therapeutic process is unique which takes place within a confidential and non-judgmental setting.
I am a full member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professional (FDAP) and MBACP member.
I have been working within the NHS since 2013 in the field of addiction seeing clients for one to one therapy mainly, as well as offering psycho-educational group therapy sessions.
I am experienced at working with a range of issues including: Depression, Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Assertiveness, Shame & Guilt, Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Relapse Prevention & Coping Strategies.
As well as English I speak Persian/Farsi and Turkish.
My first session
I offer a 15mins phone counselling initially to find out more about the problem /problems. That will help me to decide if I'm the right therapist for the client. Then with the client we can agree on the first actual therapy session.
What I can help with
Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited