I come from a medical background having previously worked as a doctor for 10 years.
In 2007, I began my counselling training as I always was interested in helping people and being there for them. I trained as a Person-Centred counsellor (PG diploma). In 2012, I had my Post graduate diploma in counselling and my work has been with individuals from diverse cultures and having different issues. I am bilingual and work with clients in English and Arabic.
I am very enthusiastic about working with couples and individuals. In 2013, I joined Marriage Care as a volunteer couple counsellor and I started the Emotional Focused Couple Therapy Certificate (EFT). Since then, I help couples to understand challenges they face and ways to deal with those challenges. I find it very rewarding when people work on their relationships either couples or individuals.
In 2015, I became interested to work with children and young, so I did the Place to be training and started the Volunteer work In Place2Be for one academic year, I worked with children in Secondary schools with different issues, I decided to do Specialist Diploma of counselling children and youth.
In 2016, I became a Registered MBACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist. In 2019, I became a BACP Senior Accredited Member.
I finished my supervision diploma in 2018, which gave me another dimension in looking at my work.
I trained as a trainer through my volunteering place, where I developed and delivered different training for Marriage care.
At time of Covid, I decided to move my work online and I did a Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling so I could work online professionally.
Through my work, it was interesting to work with Clients who came from a background of abuse, trauma, difficult relationships or childhood. I wanted to know more, so I started to do more training about Trauma Therapy:
- Diploma in Trauma Therapy in 2021
- Diploma in Energy Healing in 2021
- Certificate in Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy in 2021
- Certificate in Somatic Attachment Therapy in 2022
- Certificate in Trauma Response Care in 2022
- The Art of living (Massar Therapy) in 2024
- DBT Skills Training Group (Massar Therapy) in 2024