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It takes courage to seek out help and reach out for support when we are going through difficulties in our life. It is a huge step when you decide to consider therapy and start the search to find the right counsellor for you.

Sometimes we know we are not truly happy, feeling unheard and stuck in a toxic cycle but unsure how to create positive change and this in turn stops us from moving forward, creating healthy connections and reaching goals. Self awareness allows us greater independence which in turn empowers us to become the best version of ourselves.

My name is Amara Aslam, I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Finding the right counsellor for you is an essential part of embarking on a journey into counselling. For this reason I offer a free 30 minute initial telephone consultation so that we can explore your needs and wants from counselling as well as checking we are the right fit for each other.

I offer therapy via secure video conferencing (Zoom). This is a excellent, effective medium that I love working with. During the consultation we will discuss how you may create a safe and confidential space for online counselling at home/work as well as discuss what to expect in counselling sessions and around online counselling via Zoom.

The aim of counselling is to facilitate a safe, confidential and accepting space that invites you to explore whatever difficulties and experiences that are affecting your happiness and sense of self. Sometimes these difficulties are part of our present, rooted in our past, part of cultural heritage and/or family history.

You maybe a third culture child grappling with your identity and realising the effects of growing up influenced by parents’ culture and the culture of the country you were raised in. These are crucial influences on our ability to connect, express emotions and feel whole and valuable.

I find the Person-Centred approach fits my own philosophy as it has at its very core, an unshakable belief that all people are good and change can occur. Person-Centred counselling believes that every person can, and will, become a more fully functioning person if given the correct conditions.

Empathically, without judgement and at your pace, I will walk alongside you as you share, explore and gain insight into your world from your perspective. I will listen to hear the story behind the words and reflect these back to you to empower you. I aim to offer these conditions on our journey together where new insight, understanding and acceptance may arise.

I can and will utilise my language skills and mother tongue to communicate with you if this is your preference.

I offer both short term and long-term counselling over Zoom, depending upon your needs. I am only able to take on clients that are living in the United Kingdom.

Full Enhanced DBS Checks for working with vulnerable Adults.

Please reach out if you have any questions or queries.

 

Qualifications & Practice Details

Years in Practice: 2 years

Member: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Training:

BACP Certificate of Proficiency

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

CPCAB  Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Person Centred

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

CPCAB Introduction to Counselling

Qualified  Freedom Programme facilitator

Additional Credentials:

I offer a free 30 minute initial telephone call so that you can see if we are a good fit and whether our schedules match.

Following the telephone call I will encourage you to take time to reflect and contact me when or if you want to book in for your first session.

I currently only have availability to take on new clients for Wednesday 6pm and 7pm, Friday 6pm and Sunday 2pm, 4pm and 5pm.

I am only able to take on clients  that are living in the United Kingdom.

The counselling sessions themselves last 50 minutes and will be online via Zoom.

Each session will cost £35.00.

Please email to enquire and I will respond within 24 hours.

Insurance Plans: No

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
Urdu
English
Types of Clients
Young People
Adults
Session Types
Online
Specialities

Domestic abuse

Sexual abuse

Honour based abuse

Bereavement

Loss

Grief

Anxiety,

Divorce

Separation
Suicidal thoughts

Self-harm

Loneliness

Bullying

Trauma

Low self-confidence

Low self-esteem

I can work with culturally specific issues which have triggered mental health issues in the black minority and ethnic communities (BME)

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