Nafeeza Towheed: Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching

Nafeeza Towheed: Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching

Nafeeza Towheed: Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching locationShoreditch, London EC2, Greater London

I am a warm, experienced and straightforward therapist, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and a member of the UK Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP).

Since 2010, I have worked successfully with people of various ethnicities, backgrounds, sexual identities and ages to address issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships, family, cultural issues, work, bereavement, loss, trauma, sexuality, identity, self-esteem and confidence amongst many others.

My experience spans work in the NHS as a psychotherapist, a bereavement counsellor with CCIWBS, a therapist with the Minster Centre Psychotherapy and Counselling Service, and as a Group Facilitator with Foundations UK, helping people address problematic eating behaviour.

I usually see people at the same time, location and day on a weekly basis, for both short-term (12-26 sessions), or for more open-ended, longer term therapy.

Weekly sessions provide the safety and consistency required for effective therapy and lasting results. It helps to promote an environment in which you can begin to drop the mask and dare to reveal and heal your true and whole self. Sometimes painful and uncomfortable feelings arise as a result, but this type of continuity means they can be experienced safely and worked through in our sessions. It also allows for the optimal amount of processing and integration you do in between sessions.

I am based in Shoreditch, Central London EC2, conveniently located near Old Street, Angel, Liverpool Street and the City of London. I also conduct sessions via Skype.

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140 Tabernacle St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4SD, UK

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What do you love most about your job?

I’m passionate about my work as a therapist and coach. In fact, I’d go as far as to say it feels more like a calling. I’ve always been interested in what makes each of us unique, as well as the things that connect us all as human beings on this planet.
I believe that deep within us all is a desire for connection, meaning and belonging; to be seen, heard, accepted and loved for who we are.

What inspired you to start your own business?

For as long as I can remember, people have shared their stories with me, but it was only through the sessions I had with a wonderful counsellor in my twenties, that I decided to retrain as a therapist. I was surprised at how much they helped me to move forward when I felt extremely lost and stuck.
It now gives me great deal of satisfaction to work with people who bravely face their difficulties head on, in order to achieve their goals. Witnessing the subtle and powerful changes that people experience when they are truly accepting of themselves is a great privilege and never fails to move me.

Why should our clients choose you?

My Therapy Approach

I understand that your experiences, challenges, pain and gifts are completely unique to you and a one-size-fits-all model won't suit everyone.

As an integratively-trained counsellor and psychotherapist, I individually tailor my approach to suit your needs, using a wide range of thinking and techniques.

I think it is important to seek to understand the entirety of the person I am working with and therefore my approach is relational, holistic and sensitive to social, sexual and cultural difference and diversity.

I believe that how we relate to and see ourselves, how we connect to others and how we view the world around us is heavily influenced by the significant relationships we have/have had within our lives.

In taking the time and space to identify and understand these enduring relational themes, we can find greater ease in managing our lives, reconnect to a stronger sense of our own identity and develop healthier ways of communicating and connecting with others.

Paying attention to what happens between us in the therapy room may also reflect processes that happen outside. I work from the position that awareness, healing and growth happens in relationship and that the quality of relationship between client and therapist, regardless of therapy type, is the bedrock of successful therapy.

My priority is therefore to co-create an environment of trust, mutual respect and joint collaboration that will allow you to feel safe enough to dare to explore the aspects of your life that challenge you the most.

What next?

I know how difficult it can be to seek therapy, let alone choose from the wide range of practitioners available. With that in mind, I offer the following:

A free and informal 15 minute telephone call to talk through any questions you might have about therapy, prior to booking an initial meeting.

An initial meeting and assessment, to get a feel for me and how we might work together. There is no obligation to continue after that, should you so wish.

For further information about me and how I work, or to book a call or initial session, please contact me or visit my website www.nafeezatowheed.co.uk

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