Zahida Abbas

Specialist in ANXIETY • DEPRESSION • ONCOLOGY SUPPORT • SELF HARM • ANGER MANAGEMENT • BEREAVEMENT & LOSS • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE • MISUSE OF SUBSTANCES • MOTIVATIONAL COACHING • SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

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Biography


I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work in an integrative manner which means my service is tailored to each individual. In addition to psychotherapy and counselling, I also offer hypnotherapy, alternative therapies and oncology support for individuals and their affected family members. I have a post graduate diploma in clinical supervision and can offer supervision to staff and trainee therapists. My work is fully insured and I have a disclosure and barring service certificate. I am a BUPA approved employee assistance programme therapist and can offer critical incident debrief support to employees of large organisations. I have experience working in the corporate sector. I have also worked with young people and vulnerable adults presenting with a range of issues within the clinical and voluntary services.

Member of

Registered and Accredited member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Approach to treatment

I am an integrative counsellor which means I utilise different counselling methods to suit your needs. I am able to use a range of therapeutic approaches to impact positively on the difficult and stressful issues you may be facing. My emphasis is on the promotion of health and well-being of the client. I utilise a holistic approach which supports clients on their emotional and spiritual journey through the counselling process. I am able to provide short, medium and long term therapy for private individuals and couples. I also offer time- limited counselling for organisations and agencies.

Languages spoken

English • Punjabi • Urdu

Currently Practice

Rochdale

Therapy Types

I provide therapy for anxiety, depression, oncology support, self harm, anger management, bereavement and Loss, domestic violence, misuse of substances, motivational Coaching and suicidal thoughts.

Qualifications

2004 Counselling Qualification: Salford University • 2006 BSc (Hons) Psychotherapeutic Interventions • 2007 Dip Hypnopsychotherapy (NCHP - National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy) • Advanced Certificate in Hypnopsychotherapy (ABC) • NVQ 3 Holistic Therapies • PGCE Ed • 2009 PG Cert Supervision in Counselling • City & Guilds 7307 and part 1 Cert Ed (equivalent to present 7407) • 2012 MA Counselling Studies • Registered Trainer Suicide Prevention (ASIST) • Oncology Support Training 2015 • Critical Incident Debriefing 2015

• Short courses attended:-
Motivational Coaching,
Oncology,
Deaf awareness,
Misuse of Substances,
Domestic violence,
Using Creative Counselling techniques,
Bereavement and loss,
Anger management,
Mental health awareness,
Working with young people,
Diversity Awareness,
Self harm,
ASIST,
Working with sexual offenders

Demographics of Focus

Adults • Young people • EAP's