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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). My initial profession as a primary school teacher and more recent work secondary school work spans over 15 years; experience which has provided valuable insight for working therapeutically with primary and secondary school aged children. 

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

Alongside my therapist 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.

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