- Phone number
- 07761 489 931
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Shema, and I am a qualified counsellor, registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
How I work
I am a pluralistic counsellor, which means I combine methods from different approaches into the formula which works best for you. We can discuss your own preferences and goals to understand how counselling can work for you.
I Have a Pluralistic Philosophy
I don’t believe that “one size fits all”. Instead, I believe that because your challenges and experiences are unique to you, they should be explored as such.
My role is to understand the world and how you are experiencing it from your point of view. Everything you say is confidential, and I’m not here to judge anything you say. My job is to create an environment in which you feel safe enough to explore anything you want without fear of judgment or shame. I will help you discover your own resources that may be hidden within, and to understand and heal any pain, anxiety, or other feelings that you do not want to carry.
Every Session is Unique
The structure of sessions along your counselling journey may vary as your needs vary. You may feel you’d like to focus more on your past during some sessions, and others more on present feelings and experiences. When and how much to explore is entirely your choice, and exploring the past isn’t always even necessary.
You don’t need a referral from your GP to start counselling, so waiting lists are far less typical. Contact me if you think that counselling is something you feel would benefit you.
If you would like to know more or discuss whether counselling may be right for you, please contact me by email or call me on 07761 489 931. If you call while I am with a client or otherwise unavailable, leave a message and I will return your call within two working days.
My first session
During our first session, we will discuss what you want to achieve and I will answer any questions you may have. It will be a space for your to share anything you wish without any judgment from me. You will never have to share anything you don’t want to. This initial session allows you to see whether you feel comfortable with me and the way I work. It is also a time for us to discuss boundaries and our counselling contract. I have a standard contract for online and face to face work, but if you feel parts of it doesn’t suit you we can discuss this and personalise it to our work together
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations, 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
English, Persian (Farsi)