Hello, I'm Semeyra, thank you for reading my profile. I'm a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with 12 years experience of supporting individual people affected by the full spectrum of mental health difficulties and life challenges.
As an experienced therapist, I will be able to work with you to understand your current situation in greater depth. We will explore what has caused your current difficulties (including any past or childhood trauma that might continue to affect you). We will work together to help you find ways to move forward and ultimately, feel less troubled by these difficulties.
I have a special interest in working with individuals around relationship issues (including issues around emotional intimacy, attachment, difficult and repetitive relationship patterns, coping with relationship break-ups) Having worked for 12 years with individual clients, I am also now in-training to work with couples alongside my individual work. I have completed a 'Fundamentals of working with couples' training and with the intention of continuing further with this training. I am available to work with couples who are aware of my in-training status.
As well as my special interests I am also very experienced and able to work with a wide range of other issues including low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, stress, family difficulties, bereavement, trauma, cultural issues, past abusive experiences, illness.
It can sometimes be difficult to admit to ourselves that we are struggling and need some help. I understand this both personally as well as professionally. However, I also know and have witnessed many times that therapy is life-changing for many people, once they are able to take those first steps.