Salma Mousavi Makki

Salma Mousavi Makki

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - London

London N3
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


Sessions are offered online only.

About me and my therapy practice

I am Salma Mousavi and I offer a confidential and non-judgmental space for you to feel safe in an environment filled with respect and empathy.

As a counsellor, I will encourage you to talk about what’s bothering you in order to uncover any root causes and identify your specific ways of thinking. I will help you find your ways of coping, whilst uncovering your own insight and understanding of your issues.

Counselling often requires you to discuss upsetting emotions and painful memories. Bringing up these thoughts can feel difficult to start with and, initially, you may feel worse. This process is necessary to move forward and, in time, you would start to feel better.

In the majority of cases, a single session will not be enough to help overcome any issues you may be facing. Counselling is a journey and a process that requires a strong relationship between us. It takes time and consistency to work effectively. Therefore, it is recommended to have at least six sessions to be able to benefit from counselling.

I offer counselling to young children using creative therapy. One of most effective therapies that is used with children is sand tray therapy.

Sand tray therapy gives expression to non-verbalised emotional issues. It provides a needed communication vehicle for clients with poor verbal skills and cuts down on verbal defensiveness. It is also useful with clients who are introverted, have trouble verbalizing, or are tense. It is also useful for clients who over-verbalize or intellectualize.

Sand tray therapy is traditionally used with children but has been expanded to use with adolescents, adults and families.

I also offer Islamic counselling, which is a form of counselling that incorporates spirituality into the therapeutic process and is based on an Islamic understanding of the nature of human beings.

Practice description

I am trained in trauma and attachment treatment with the Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing (ATTCH) in Canada.

Why is Trauma Intervention Needed and Who is it For? 

Individuals of all ages can experience trauma, including infants and children. Even when we do not consciously recall our trauma experiences (because of our age or protective functions such as repression) our body holds memory, as does our mind. Trauma is a sensory experience and, regardless of the level of perceived intensity of effect on an individual, treatment promotes resilience later in life.

Treatment focuses not on avoiding unpleasant or uncomfortable emotions but rather on building awareness and tolerance to hold these emotions and reflect on them with compassion. As a result, the strategies we use focus on regulating the nervous system which is very important to ongoing resiliency and optimal development. To do so we incorporate mindfulness meditation yoga and various other holistic wellness practices to increase attention span, regulate the body and mind, and optimize the individual’s ability to regulate their emotions and behaviours. Current neurocisence research is demonstrating that mindfulness is changing the brain in the areas most effected by trauma (van der Kolk, 2014). 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy

Languages spoken

English, Arabic, Persian (Farsi)