Samina is an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over 10 years clinical experience working with individuals and couples. She has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds with a broad range of difficulties. Samina takes a fluid and flexible approach and draws upon theories and skills from several therapeutic models which includes CBT. This enables her to tailor her work to meet the unique needs of each client and create a bespoke treatment plan.
Samina helps clients achieve positive changes in the emotions, thoughts and behaviours which can cause distress in relationships, career, health and other life situations. Samina excels in enabling individuals and couples to recover balance and psychological wellbeing. She helps clients build resilience and resources which enable them to feel more in control, manage difficult situations better, achieve potential and experience happier more fulfilling lives and relationships.
Samina has helped individuals and couples with a wide range of difficulties including: anxiety, career and work related issues, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, depression, sadness, phobias and fears, bereavement and loss, panic disorders, OCD, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, health issues, psychosexual issues, identity issues, low self-esteem, anger management and personality disorder.
As an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, Samina uses a range of models; Psychodynamic, Person-Centred therapy, Systemic and Relational, Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) including third-wave CBT such as mindfulness and Compassion Focused therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy and Dialectical Behavioural therapy. She has additional training in Solution-Focused Therapy, substance misuse, self-harm and suicide management. Samina also has specialist knowledge and experience of working with people with childhood trauma, low self-confidence, recurrent depression and anxiety, relationship issues, identity and LGBT issues and concerns.
In addition, Samina has extensive experience of offering therapy for psychological difficulties and personal development to clients in the NHS and private practice. Samina holds a DPsych in Counselling Psychology, an MSc in Counselling Psychology, an MSc in Health Psychology, a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Low intensity CBT.
Samina is a fully qualified Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist who holds professional membership with the HCPC, the British Psychological Society (BPS) and prides herself as a highly ethically bound practitioner.
Samina is soon to be a registered provider of counselling and psychotherapy for Healthcare Insurance companies including: Cigna.