Farzana Ahmed: Psychodynamic Counsellor, West Malling, ME19
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Farzana Ahmed

Psychodynamic counsellor
Online , West Malling ME19
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About Me

I offer a Counselling and Psychotherapy service to adults, families and young people who may be facing personal difficulties and challenges. I am a BACP accredited Counsellor with over 20 years experience of direct client work particularly with families and young people. I have worked in a range of settings including Schools, CAMHS and Medical Centres.

I am an accredited Associate Counsellor with various Employee Assistance Programmes and Private Insurance Schemes including Bupa and Nuffield and work with a range of clients  with varying presenting issues including work related issues,anxiety, addictions and depression.

Counselling involves providing a safe, containing space for clients to explore their emotional distress. I feel it is important to use the first session to explore ways in which we can work together and address the possible reasons for accessing support at this particular time. I attach great importance in developing a honest, trusting and non- judgemental relationship with my clients.

Although my core training is Psychodynamic I use an integrated approach that brings together different elements of specific therapies. This helps to provide greater flexibility when working with clients and their presenting issues.

I use aspects of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help clients recognise the relationship between thoughts, feelings and actions so to avoid becoming trapped in negative cycles of thought and behaviour.

I am a Mindfulness Practitioner trained to work with young people and adults and use this in my work with clients.

I am also qualified to deliver an 8 week Mindfulness Course, either 1-1 or in small groups as a means to promote positive mental health and manage challenges more resourcefully. Mindfulness has been approved by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence as an effective treatment for anxiety and depression.

I am able to offer counselling in a range of South Asian languages. Multi -Cultural Counselling can provide a therapeutic space for clients to explore their emotions in their mother tongue which will help them to identify with their inner feelings and positively enhance the client - therapist relationship

 

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The Medicine Tree
8 West St
Kent
West Malling
ME19 6QX

Online

I also provide my services online.

Issues often worked with

Anger
Anxiety
Attachment disorder
Bereavement
Childhood difficulties
Cultural issues
Family issues
Loneliness
Panic attacks
Phobias
Self-harm
Social anxiety

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video
By email

Client groups

Adult
Group
Couples
Families
Adolescents
Children

Fees

£55 Individual Session in Person, Skype, Facetime, Zoom

£55 Supervision Session

£65 Family Session

Evening and weekend appointments are available.

Training and qualifications

Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory

MA Counselling Tavistock Clinic 2004

BACP Accreditation 2012

Mindfulness in Schools Project Training to teach curriculums to Students and Staff 2012-2017

Foundation Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy The Grove Clinic, London

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy