Welcome to alpebble
SPECIALISED THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING FOR CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE & ADULTS.
Based in North and Central London, Integrative Therapist Samia Quddus (MBACP) 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 adults. Her cross-cultural heritage has further encouraged providing access and awareness of mental health for South Asian 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 empathic relational approach where individual differences and backgrounds are respected. I employ a cultural and faith sensitive approach in all my work."
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), holding an Enhanced DBS check. I have published in the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Children, Young People and Families magazine. I have specialised training in the following counselling models:
- Play Therapy
- Integrative Therapy
My approach to therapy is based on my 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 allows me to draw on the strengths of various counselling approaches. An integrative approach is particularly helpful in responding to clients' personal, social or emotional needs as they change and grow.
Primary and Secondary School Counselling: I have extensive counselling-therapy experience within an educational setting. Currently I manage an in-school counselling provision at a secondary school and also work therapeutically with primary aged pupils across all key stages. I have experience addressing diverse issues ranging from bullying, anxiety, study pressures, trauma, attachment issues among others.
Nour Domestic Violence: I am a counsellor-therapist at a women's domestic violence organisation. I offer individual counselling to women aged 20 and above, therapeutically supporting them with trauma, abuse and domestic-violence related issues.
Young Adults Non-Profit Organisation: 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, suicidal ideation and interpersonal relationship difficulties.
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.