I don’t believe that there is one method of psychotherapy that suits everyone. I believe in adapting my way of working for each client I meet.
You may feel that you want to work short-term on a specific aspect of your life. You may feel that you want to take time to look back on your early life experiences or you may not know where to start or where you are going. Whatever your situation is, I will do my best to see the world as you do and, where possible, offer you an alternative perspective.
Existential/Integrative Psychotherapy is not a hierarchical relationship whereby the psychotherapist knows more than the client. In fact, it is the opposite, I believe that you know what is right for you but perhaps are too overwhelmed by your current feelings to be able to see what you want. It is my job to listen and walk alongside you in your journey.
I will not diagnose you or tell you how to live your life and I will never assume I know more, as a result, our sessions will be ‘Client-led’ which means I will always take the lead from you.
I have a masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy from Regents University London and a PGDiploma in child, adolescent and family psychotherapy (soon to become another MA!)
Since qualifying I have worked with organisations that offer counselling to children and adolescents in inner city areas. I have also worked with practices affiliated to universities as well as charities that work with women whom have suffered domestic abuse in the Jewish community.
In my private practice I have worked with many races, religions, ages and concerns and am one half of Helping Families UK, an organisation offering free guides for parents, teachers and childern. www.helpingfamilies.co.uk
Zara Kadir is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (membership number 762455) and adheres to its ethical framework.