Trainee Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist
My name is Sahara Begum and I am a trainee Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist< based at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, Hackney, E8, London.
If you are reading this, a part of you is wondering whether someone like me will be able to help. I have been working in the helping profession for over a decade and specialising in the therapeutic field for the last five years. I am currently completing a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy with the renowned Metanoia Institute in partnership with Middlesex university and have worked in a range of settings, including the NHS, various charities such as Mind, as well as private work via video conferencing.
I am covered by professional insurance and all my work is confidential, ethical and adequately supervised to meet the professional standards required by British Psychological Society (BPS), British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP).
Philosophy of Practice and Expertise
My philosophy of practice is rooted with a deep compassion and respect for what it means to be human- I believe only you have the ultimate understanding of what you need to achieve acceptance, love and healing- but sometimes life and other people can affect your journey. Therapy can often be difficult and painful however, it can also be one of the most important and rewarding experiences to pave the way for happiness and fulfilment to essentially to honour yourself. My service is to sit with you and offer you my undivided attention, care and learnings so we can work though whatever is troubling you.
I practice from an Integrative stance, which combines the learnings from across different therapeutic approaches to tailor what best meets your needs. I have experience working with a broad range of client groups and psychological issues including but not limited to:
- Abuse (emotional, verbal, physical and sexual)
- Ethnic Minority and Cultural conflicts
- LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (or questioning) and others)
- Sexual and Intimacy
- Substance Addiction
- Workplace Issues
Therapy Terms and Conditions
Each therapeutic session is 50 minutes and I offer short term to long contracts depending on your needs and operate a sliding scale fee ranging from £50-£75 depending on your financial circumstances- all of which can be discussed along with your issue at our consulting phase via email or a confidential phone call upon request.
I currently have some availability for face-to-face counselling on a Wednesday afternoon and a slightly wider range of availability for therapy via video link.
Sahara Begum, trainee Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, can be reached on the following contact details:
Email: [email protected]