Welcome. My name is Saira, I am a fully qualified and an experienced counsellor. I am a registered member of BACP and I have been working for over 5 years with Adults and Young people as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.
I have experience supporting client through different presenting issues; Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Bereavement, Abuse, Relationship, Bullying, Anger, Eating disorder, Self harm, Trauma and Gender dysphoria.
Although I specialize in CBT, I use integrative approach tailoring to clients need, it encourages to tell their story in a confidential and safe environment. Counselling does not provide answers or solutions to their problems but it does offer an opportunity to express and to explore feelings, thought and experiences. It is a supportive relationship built on trust and available to use and enable client to make informed choices. It can also help to progress, develop a positive attitude and build confidence and self-esteem to live a happy and healthier life.
I am positive, caring and I have patience and a willingness to listen and engage. I am trustworthy, reliable, non-judgmental, attune to people I work with and punctual with a problem solving attitude, that I believe equips me with the skills and quality to be a good therapist.
I am fully committed to each individual I see and work in between sessions to bring the most possible support that is needed. I have an excellent listening and communication skills and a high level of emotional intelligence. So, if you are looking for a coping mechanism or just tools to manage your problem we can work together, at your pace to recognise the power of the past on the emotions of today.
You do not need to have a build up of major problem or an issue to start talking therapy. You can benefit from it even if it is for a one session.
Saira Asif | Senior Counsellor
The Counselling Services