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) and my initial profession as a primary school teacher spans over 14 years; experience which has provided valuable insight for working therapeutically with children and young people. Currently I am a young people's therapist at a North London secondary school where I work one-to-one with pupils'. I have provided long-term one-to-one therapeutic support to primary school aged pupils.
Alongside my counselling work, I have continued with my initial profession as a school practitioner supporting the social, emotional and academic needs of secondary school aged pupils. This has helped me to remain informed of the diverse issues relevant to the age group my therapy work mainly revolves around.
I am creator of a faith-inspired Islamic gratitude journal, Taqdeer Life and author of a children's picture book story, Freya's Funny Feeling, which provides young readers a tool to understand the various emotions they often cannot comprehend as a child. Feelings of anxiety, excitement or mixed feelings and its idiom - the butterflies in your tummy.
As a Registered Member of the BACP, I work in line with the BACP Code of Conduct and Ethical Framework. I regularly undertake continuing professional development (CPD) and receive clinical supervision as outlined by BACP guidance. I am fully insured and registered with the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).