Welcome to alpebble
SPECIALISED THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING FOR CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE & women.
Based in North and Central London, Integrative Therapist Samia Quddus (MBACP) at alpebble, specialises in working with children and young people between the ages of 4-18 years integrating play and creativity to explore feeling states that might be difficult to express in words. Samia also provides individual therapy for women. Her cross-cultural heritage has further encouraged providing access and awareness of mental health for BAME communities.
"Providing an empathic and safe space promotes expressivity which is important to feeling accepted, supported and heard.
Central to alpebble is the belief in providing healthy counselling. This is achieved via a non-judgemental and good relational approach where individual differences and backgrounds are respected." - Samia
Samia Quddus; BA (Hons) with QTS, PGCert, PGDip, MBACP
Fully Qualified Integrative Therapist
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP). I am fully insured and registered with the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).
My approach to therapy is based on my level 7 postgraduate diploma training with a highly acclaimed and leading provider of mental health provision. Due to my training, I am ideally qualified to provide child and young people counselling as well as adult therapy. Training with an integrative counselling model has allowed me to respond to clients' personal, social or emotional needs as they change and grow. I utilise play and creativity as well as talk therapy to explore thoughts and feelings that may be triggering difficulties..
I have published in the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Children, Young People and Families magazine.
Children and Young People; Primary and Secondary School/ Private Therapy
My one-to-one therapeutic work with children and young people has taken place with primary and secondary aged children within and outside school settings. An integrative approach I have experience addressing diverse issues ranging from:
anxiety, stress, sadness
transition anxiety, school anxiety
exam, study pressures
peer, interpersonal relationships issues
bereavement, loss, grief
Young Adults and Adults; Non-profit Organisation/ Community Service
My practice with young adults and adults has also been informed by my counselling role at a faith and culturally sensitive non-profit organisation. I have worked with abuse, domestic violence, trauma, stress, anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem, self-harm and interpersonal relationship difficulties.
Women's Domestic Violence; Non-profit Organisation/ Community Service
I am an Honorary Counsellor/ Therapist at a women's domestic violence organisation . I offer individual counselling to women aged 20 and above. This service offers a secure and confidential space to women who have experienced trauma and domestic violence-related issues.
Contact me to book your free, 15 minute consultation giving you an opportunity to ask any questions. Fees are charged for each individual 50 minute session at £60.
COVID-19 Update: I am providing telephone and distance video counselling via Zoom to support children and young people. With adults, I offer both video and telephone counselling.