My name is Shaf and I'm a qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I bring many years of experience to my practice, both as a counsellor and prior to that as a medically qualified health professional.
During the COVID-19 pandemic I am only seeing clients via video. If the thought of counselling via video concerns you perhaps I can help put you at ease. I have used videoconferencing for over a decade and have a lot of experience using the technology. If you are worried about setting up a video conference I can talk you through it as part of our free initial phone assessment.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Struggling with relationships? Wondering if you might be heading for a burnout? Whatever you are struggling with, being able to talk to someone trained to listen can be very healing.
I have a special interest in issues related to the corporate workplace. Prior to retraining as a counsellor 5 years ago, I worked for 20+ years in the corporate healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. I have a deep understanding of corporate culture. Are you struggling in such an environment? Concerned about relationships with colleagues? Feeling under intense pressure to perform? Stressed about the perpetual risk of losing your job or status? Feeling that your career has stalled?
I also work 3 days a week as a counsellor at the University of Kent and have a deep interest in helping students who are struggling with their mental health. If you are or know a student who is struggling please get in touch and I may be able to help.
I am also a part of the Find You Be You group - meet the Find You Be You team here https://findyoubeyou.com/
If you are considering counselling then you have made the first and most important step. If anything above resonates then please get in touch.
My fees are as follows:
£0 for an initial 15-20 minute telephone assessment - please get in touch to arrange a time
£45 per 1 hour session
I can sometimes offer a concessionary rate for students - please get in touch to find out more
There is no obligation to have more than one session and there are no stipulations as to the frequency of our sessions should you wish to continue.
Video sessions are using Zoom or Skype. Zoom is my preference as it is more secure and uses less bandwidth.
Please get in touch to book a session or if you need any further information.