background & EXPERIENCE

School Practitioner and SEN Specialist: In addition to my therapist role, I am a Specialist practitioner in the Special Educational Needs (SEN) area of Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH). Having worked with over 390 children and young people (and still counting), my initial profession as a primary school teacher spans over 15 years; experience which has provided valuable insight for working therapeutically with primary and secondary school aged children. 

Alongside my psychotherapy work, I have continued with my initial profession as a primary school teacher. This has helped me to remain informed of the diverse educational and emotional issues relevant to this age group.

Author/ Writer: I am creator of a psycho-spiritual Islamic gratitude journal, Taqdeer Life and author of a children's picture book story, Freya's Funny Feeling. I am published writer for the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Children, Young People and Families magazine.

Media: I appear as TV Mental Health Expert on Islam Channel.

Qualifications 

  • Postgraduate Diploma Level 7 - Counselling Children and Adolescents in Schools - UEL/Place2Be

  • Postgraduate Certificate - Social, Emotional and Mental Health - University of Birmingham

  • BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS - Middlesex University

  • Certificate of completion: Online Therapy Telehealth CPD Training: Moving Your Practice Online

  • Level 3 Certificate in - Counselling Skills for Working with Children - Place2Be

  • Certificate of completion: Family and Relationships

  • Certificate of completion: Mental Health

  • Certificate of completion: Self-Harm

  • Certificate of completion: Sexuality

  • Certificate of completion: Sexual Abuse

  • CPD: Working with anxiety using Transactional Analysis

  • CPD: Domestic Abuse & The Impact on Children: What Can Schools Do?

  • CPD: Gangs & Violence: Supporting Students 

  • CPD: Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Traumatised Children, Dr Dan Hughes,

  • CPD: Emotion Coaching with Children and Young People, Dr Licett Gus, Emotion Coaching UK

  • CPD: Emotionally Regulating Our Students, Dr Karen Treisman

  • CPD: Supporting Young People with Grief and Loss

Based in North London, I am a specialist child and adolescent psychotherapist working with ages 4-18 years. My specialist training draws on play therapy, art creativity and talk therapy models underpinned by psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, person centred, CBT and neuroscience theories.

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