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Personal Integrated Psychotherapy

“Whatever your wound or life struggle, I offer a calm and professional space to help you navigate through your circumstances and mind, towards a better, true and right direction.”


Tahirah is a qualified therapist specialising in integrated psychotherapy, combined with Islamic, Sufi and culturally aware sensitive therapy.


With a background in psychodynamics, Tahirah has a personal and factual approach, she also has an appreciation of the spiritual side of individuals and uses creative, meditative, visual and active imagination techniques.  A relational therapist, often working with complex trauma, dissociation using Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), mindfulness therapy and the body.


Tahirah works in a compassionate manner supporting you to make your decisions.


For most, starting therapy can be a new an unsettling prospect. It is perfectly normal to feel nervous or unsure; opening-up about one's thoughts, feelings and experiences to someone one new does not happen elsewhere in life.


It works by giving YOU a safe and secure space to explore your LIFE and find out what is holding you back. To be curious and mindful of your conditions and your life’s behavioural patterns. While there are a many techniques, strategies, and theories that can support clients, the main objective is to build a therapeutic relationship that is honest, collaborative, and trustful.


The sessions are not there to delve into your past that would overwhelm with unpleasant feelings, but to nurture and bring out your younger happier inner self. It has done an incredible job surviving and adapting to often difficult and less than ideal circumstances and found ways to cope with the events you have experienced. That grit and determination has the potential to change you within.


The work is collaborative, assisted, with help identifying old patterns and mindsets.


It takes time to trust, therapy works best over of time, time to build a good a relationship; time to resolved trauma and time to consolidate the work done together.


The best way to develop a safe workspace is commitment. It is not a quick fix, nor there to give advice, but to guide and mentor your inner strength.


The approach is always culturally and politically aware, giving room for religious, generational and cultural backgrounds. There is no need to explain or to only bring part of yourself to the sessions. It is all done with love, acceptance, presence, awareness, deep respect, compassion and safety. The fundamentals are acceptance, responsibility, consistency, and self-awareness.

On offer is a non-judgemental, safe and confidential place to explore and understand the meanings behind events or items in your life.


ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)



Asperger's Syndrome


Career / Work Crisis

Child Loss

Couple Relationships


Domestic Violence


Family Breakdown

Hearing Voices

Illness Diagnosis Breakdown

Intimate Relationship Issues

Life Crisis


Panic Attacks

Pornography Issues

Promiscuity Issues

PTSD (Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder)

Self Esteem

Suicidal Thoughts

Trauma Recovery

This is a sample of my specialisations. Once we discuss your story and I feel that I can not add, I will help or signpost a counsellor for you.  It is about you and getting you on a better path.

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Depression and anxiety can overpoweringly affect all areas of our lives. Sufferers often feel isolated and alone. Counselling will provide a safe space to think, breathe, and feel.

As a therapist, I will help you to connect and explore the possible causes and triggers of your depression and anxiety, whether by employment, relationships or past experiences.


 I will work with you to develop effective coping strategies.


Trauma is the physical, emotional and psychological response to an experience of high levels of fear or stress, without having the option to escape or mobilise (move away). It is a stress response that remains frozen in time within the person.


If you are experiencing trauma or similar symptoms, it is important to recognise that this is a coping mechanism for your brain. The mind is an amazing apparatus and counselling is a further valuable tool to unravel the trauma.


Neurodiverse minds process information differently. Their divergent, lateral thinking often confuses others. Self-awareness as to how the brain operates helps individuals seeking therapy to understand who they are.


I provide specific counselling for dyslexia. Dyslexia impacts all individuals differently, there is no box standard version of dyslexia. Many individuals are often unaware that it is the dyslexia impacting on their day to life. Finding a way to cope more effectively can be so ground-breaking in recovery of what may have been disguised as low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.


Taking time to talk through and reflect on how dyslexia has shaped experience of communication, learning and relationships in life can also provide an opportunity to consider strategies for approaching things that are difficult whilst also harnessing skills and strengths.


I also provide specific for Dyspraxia. Development Coordination Disorder (DCD) or Dyspraxia is a disorder which affects adults and children. Dyspraxia affects physical co-ordination which can appear as clumsiness. Children and adults with Dyspraxia can suffer with low self-esteem, bullying, loneliness, anxiety and depression.

Again, often a hidden disability, which not only hidden from the individual but society at large.

Counselling can be highly beneficial to those with Dyspraxia and their supporting families. Talking to a qualified counsellor about the difficulties that occur with Dyspraxia can help the patient come to terms with current and past experiences. counselling can help the clients develop coping strategies and increase confidence, allowing for a more fulfilled lifestyle.


Young people are often in a very different mental space than adults due to their physiological and cultural specifics.

I firmly believe that understanding the client is the key to good therapy. As a child grows into adolescence, a huge amount of change occurs. Therapy can be beneficial for young people as It gives them the opportunity and space to explore their feelings with an adult who is not their parent or carer.


This may mean more freedom and openness for most young people.

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