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my talking space

I just can’t cope at the moment. I need help.
Feel familiar?

Are you feeling low, anxious, overwhelmed, or does it feel like it's all just too much? Do you feel like your life is lacking meaning or purpose? Or are you are experiencing some changes in your life and you are not sure how to cope with them? 

my talking space offers you a space to explore what is going on in your life. It is space for you to use as you would like; a space to be vulnerable, to grieve, to explore your anxieties or just to slow down. 

In a fast-paced world, with constant pressures on us, it can be difficult to find the emotional and physical space for yourself and your feelings. This is what I can help you with. 

what is counselling?

You may come to counselling to deal with particular issues, such as depression or anxiety. Or you may come to deal with the emotional impact of past experiences, or recent life changes that have left you feeling unsettled.

Counselling and therapy can help you to understand your emotions and experiences more clearly, and enable you to learn to cope with them better. It can help you explore how you relate to yourself, to others and to the wider world. 

Therapy is not about advice or a quick fix, but about working collaboratively to unpick some of your difficulties and understand themes and patterns that arise in your life.

 
Amina has been so supportive and helpful. She's helped me to understand the root of my low self-esteem and encouraged me to focus on my strengths. She always goes the extra mile to make sure I'm not just comfortable but that I become my best self. I wish I had found her sooner!
 

about me

I am a ​fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in Covent Garden. I help clients deal with their difficulties, and have worked with a diverse range of people and issues.

 

My special areas of interest include:

  • stress

  • anxiety

  • low mood

  • self-esteem

  • relationships (personal and interpersonal)

 

I have worked in a variety of settings including the NHS, bereavement, youth work and counselling services.

I hold a Master's in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the BACP Private Practice Division. 

my approach

I provide short and long term counselling to adults using an integrated approach. This means I combine a variety of theories and techniques. The key theories I work with are listed below:

  • Person centred theory focuses on your potential to change and grow, and your ability to make the right choices for yourself

  • Psychodynamic theory considers how you relate to and experience people and looks at how your past affects your present life

  • CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) looks at how the way you think affects the way you feel and behave. It explores how unhelpful patterns can hold you back from achieving your full potential

I do not believe one single theory holds the truth, and therapy must be adapted to meet each individual client’s needs. 

 
I went to see Amina for my anxiety which has plagued me over the years. She was so understanding and insightful. She helped me to identify the cause to a lot of my suffering and through open and caring sessions I am proud to say I am facing my challenges day by day.

how can i help?

How does it work?

I see clients face-to-face in a private therapy room in Covent Garden. I also offer video counselling for those unable to travel to me.

How often?

Once weekly for a 50 minute session.

What does it cost?

Fees are negotiated on an individual basis, starting from £65 per session.

How long does it take?

I offer both short and long term counselling. If we decide to work together I usually ask clients to commit to a minimum of 4 sessions.

What if I have to cancel a session?

If you are unable to attend a session, let me know and I will try to re-arrange another one in the same week. Appointments cancelled or missed within less than two days notice will be charged in full.

How do I get started?

Contact me below.

 
 

contact 

If you would like to talk about how I can help you please use the contact form below to get in touch with a brief outline of why you are seeking counselling. I will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss how we can move forward together. 

You can also email me with the above information and your contact details at amina@mytalkingspace.org