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ABOUT/ BACKGROUND

Samia Quddus, MBACP, PGDip, CCATP, PGCert, SEMH Spc. BA (Hons) QTS

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Tutor: I lecture/ teach on the Postgraduate Diploma for Counselling Children in Schools at Place2be, one of the UK’s leading children’s mental health charity.

School Practitioner and Special Educational Needs (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).  Combining my initial profession as a primary school teacher and more recent role as a school clinician, I have over 15 years of experience.  

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

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

  • Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional CCATP

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

  • Certificate of Completion: Islamic Approaches To Psychology and Psychotherapy Level One, Professor Rasjid Skinner, Ihsaan

  • An Islamic Approach to the Treatment of OCD, IIDR

  • CPD & Certificate of Completion: Neurodiversity in Girls, The Sunflower Network

  • Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation, Carolyn Spring

  • CPD: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Anger Management, TLA

  • CPD: Enactments & Psychotherapy, Dr Javier Castillo

  • CPD: Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy and Mentalising, Dr Javier Castillo

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