Sybil Qasir, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Sybil Qasir

UB2 English, Urdu
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Sybil Qasir, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Sybil Qasir

UB2 English, Urdu
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My Approach

I am interested in people, patterns, and processes. I believe carefully managed conversations can be revelations that lead to a happier, more productive, collaboration. I use the technique of ‘respectful curiosity’, asking questions, in a respectful way, and co-creating ways forward to uncover new perspectives. My approach is to see people not as problems to be solved, but as individuals with valuable opinions.

I will work with you at your pace, to open up those ‘brave spaces’ where we can co-create a way forward to uncover new perspectives. I use the technique of ‘respectful curiosity’, asking unexpected and challenging questions, in a respectful way. My approach is to see people not as problems to be solved, but as individuals with valuable opinions.

I work from a strengths-based and non-judgmental perspective when working with family and couple clients in order to improve relationship dynamics and mutual understanding. I encourage different ways of thinking, help clients to make sense of unhelpful feelings and my work supports positive changes in behavior which can lead to improved connection and sense of wellbeing. I would say I am flexible and creative in my approach and I consult with you to agree on a way of working to address goals, and work collaboratively from the outset to help achieve sustainable outcomes.

About Me

I am from a Pakistani Christian background, migrating to the UK when I was 3 years old. I am the eldest of four siblings and live in West London.

I have been a qualified Systemic Psychotherapist since 2008. I bring a significant fund of knowhow from my 15 years working for the NHS in various CAMHS teams and projects such as with the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust, Camden Social Services, South West London & St George's and recently for West London Adult Forensic services. I enjoy working with complexity and working with family, child and adolescent issues, as well as couple relationships. I have also worked in specialist services such as the Lighthouse 'Child House' providing Child Sexual Abuse services, and currently I work for the Adolescent Outreach Team providing Tier 4 care to young people from Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Kingston and Richmond, providing intensive community support as an alternative to hospital admission or to reduce the length of an admission. I work within the relevant statutory frameworks including the Children Act 1989, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Mental Capacity Act, the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Health Code of Practice.

I therefore have knowledge in trauma focused approaches, and have a special interest in intercultural couple issues, and also offer mediation in child contact disputes, and have been an expert witness in court proceedings.

I have travelled widely, and value diversity and equality. I am fluent in English and can also offer therapy in Urdu.

I have completed the Advanced Systemic Supervision course at the Tavistock & Portman and enjoy live supervising in family therapy clinics as well as being part of a reflecting team. I welcome individual or group supervision opportunities.

I work with

  • Companies
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

As part of my work I am interested in power dynamics, and as such keep a keen eye on recognizing and identifying all forms of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual, neglect, financial, psychological, spiritual.
I am interested in working on couple issues, making connections with family of origin narratives, attachment styles, identity and self-esteem issues. I work with couples who are thinking of separating, are going or have been through a divorce process, as well as issues related to post separation/divorce contact disputes involving children.
I am particularly interested in cross-cultural issues across generations, usually involving migration, as well as identity and diversity issues.
I am passionate about survivors of domestic violence seeking the right help and support to enable them to rebuild their lives without fear. I am aware that it takes time to recognize DV is happening and so am compassionate about changes being made at the client's pace.
I am interested in how a person's faith or spiritual belief systems can help or hinder their relationships and welcome these conversation in the therapeutic process.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
  • Family Therapist
  • Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist
  • Systemic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Adoption
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Couple Issues
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Family
  • Health-related Issues
  • Identity Problems
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Race Issues
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Step Families
  • Suicide
  • Supervision
  • Training
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Counselling

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Home Visits
  • Online Therapy


St Bernard's Hospital
Hilda Road

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London Office

Townmead Road
London SW6

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UKCP College

  • College of Family Couple and Systemic Psychotherapy (CFCSP)
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