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My name is Shireen and I am a fully qualified and registered counsellor and psychotherapist working in private practise in Rickmansworth and North West London. I have helped people for the last 8 years to overcome difficulties such as anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, depression, trauma, relationship issues and other mental health concerns.
Clients reach out to a counsellor or psychotherapist at a point in their lives when they need help and are at their lowest point. You have no other option but to seek help from a psychotherapist. You may suffer from depression, anxiety or/and panic attacks, eating disorders, self-sabotaging behaviours, relationship issues, anger or self -harm and the list can go on. These symptoms are very difficult to manage and can start to interfere in your daily life such as your relationships, everyday life, professional life or marriage, you may stop socialising and isolating yourself and you don’t know where to turn.
Over the years as a counsellor and psychotherapist I have helped clients overcome anxiety, depression, panic attacks, eating disorders, trauma, relationship issues, bereavement, childhood trauma, marriage/couple counselling, identity crisis and other concerns. I believe that you don't have to suffer from mental health to seek help from a psychotherapist and counsellor. At times life can become stressful and interfere with your daily life and you feel the need to find a place to talk and explore your feelings.
BSc (Hons) Psychology
MA in Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalytic Studies at Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR)
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy clinical qualification from The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis
NCFE Level 1 Substance Misuse Awareness
Experience and Training
I began the early years of my career working in the Homelessness sector with extremely vulnerable clients suffering from mental health, homeless young adolescents, teenage mothers, domestic violence, self-harm and drug abuse. Through my psychotherapeutic journey I have gained clinical experience through various placements at charity mental health organisations.
My experience includes working at the prestigious Psychiatric Unit of the Maudsley Hospital and being involved in the Schizophrenic Twin Studies project as an assistant research psychologist. I then worked closely with children under the ages on 10 years at an autistic unit in a special needs school and then took up my role as a counsellor with City and Hackney Mind and Psychosis Therapy Project with Islington Mind.
My own extensive personal psychotherapy as part of my psychotherapy and counselling training that has enabled me to gain inner understanding and knowledge of what the psychotherapy journey involves. I understand that taking the first step in psychotherapy can be very daunting but let me assure you, if you are reading this then you have already begin thinking about making a change in your life.
I work with people from all traditions, cultures, religious and ethnic backgrounds
I hold myself to professional codes of ethics and guidance set by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) thereby assuring the utmost confidentiality to all my clients.
I hold a degree in Psychology, M.A in Psychoanalysis and a qualification in clinical training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. I am a full member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and hold myself to the professional codes of ethics and guidance set by the organisation thereby assuring the utmost confidentiality to all my clients.
An open approach
Mental health concerns such as anxiety can be extremely worrying as they can create a unexplained fear of things, bodily sensations, you can’t stop thinking and worrying about things, unexplained worries to do with health.
Depression can make you lose interest in things you liked doing, you lose your motivation and drive. You may feel weepy most of the time, low moods, not feel like getting out of bed. You might feel you have a dark cloud hanging over you that you are unable to explain. Counselling and Psychotherapy will help you to overcome these unexplained feelings, thoughts and behaviour and make shifts in your life to begin living and flourishing again
During your psychotherapy and counselling journey, I do my level best to provide you with a safe and confidential space where you can work through your thoughts and feelings and begin to remove the layers to explore the underlying causes. Becoming aware of why you may be suffering from symptoms associated with depression, anxiety or other mental health concerns will help you to develop resources within you to find the way forward.
Please feel free to contact me by email, text or call if you wish to ask me any questions or just have a chat to ask me how i can help you. I will do my best to respond to your worries and questions.
I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with:
Divorce and Separation;
General Anxiety Disorder;
My psychotherapy and counselling practice in Rickmansworth can be reached via the Metropolitan line or Chiltern trains only 20 minutes from Marylebone. The practice is within easy reach of Watford, Northwood, Pinner, Chorleywood, Harrow, Uxbridge, Northwick Park, Wembley, Moor Park, Finchley, Marylebone, Chesham, Chalfont and Amersham.
The Primrose Hill psychotherapy and counselling practice is based in North West London and can be accessed via Chalk Farm station on the Northern Line or Swiss Cottage on the Jubilee line (15 minutes walk or 5 minute bus ride). It is within easy reach of Finchley, Regents Park, Belsize Park, Swiss Cottage, Maida Vale, Baker Street, Bond Street, St John's Wood, Marylebone, Kings Cross, Islington and Camden.