About Me

Soha Daru MBPsS MBACP
Integrative Counsellor, Psychological Therapist, Trainer/Tutor, CBT Practitioner.

Qualifications
B.A. Psychology
M.A. Counselling Psychology
Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited)

Training
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
Self-Esteem Issues
Bereavement/Grief Counselling
Mental Health First Aider
Veterans Interventions Training
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Course in Mindfulness
Assertiveness skills
Sexual abuse training
Working with trauma
Group facilitation
Working with Dreams

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Professional body Membership
I am a Registered Member (click here for certificate number) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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My Approach
I am an Integrative Psychological therapist/Counsellor, meaning that I draw from a range of therapies and approaches to suit your needs. Some of these are, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Person-centred therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Mindfulness, Transactional Analysis, and Gestalt Therapy.

I offer you a safe and confidential space to talk about how you feel and what is distressing you. I work with you, as an individual, and not only with your issue or ‘problem’. The 50 minutes that we have together is your time, where I will give you my complete attention. The focus of our sessions is on whatever you might need from the process.

I work with adults aged 16 years and over and offer both short-term (6-12 sessions) and longer term work (more than 20 sessions) depending on what you prefer and need.

Experience
I have 6 years’ work experience counselling online and face-to-face in mental health centres and counselling organizations, including the NHS, Leeds Mind (Leeds), Well Women Centre (Wakefield), Pathways Family Support Centre (Barnsley) and Mind Temple (India).

I have counselled people from various walks of life and those with a variety of presenting issues, for example, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia,  grief, domestic violence, relationship issues, and so on. You will find a comprehensive list below:

  • Abortion
  • Emotional abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career
  • Carer support
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Postnatal depression
  • Disabilities
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic violence
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Hearing voices
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Infertility
  • Low self-esteem
  • Motivation
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Passive aggressive behaviour
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy and miscarriage
  • Psychosis
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship issues
  • Betrayals
  • Separation and divorce
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-harm
  • Sexuality
  • Social anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Work related issues

I am a multi-cultural counsellor providing my services in various languages other than English, for example, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati and Marathi. I have counselled clients from all over the globe including those from UK, Canada, US, Europe, India,  Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Mauritius,  Africa, Australia and China . Having helped and supported hundreds of clients from different parts of the world, I am well aware of the psycho-social issues affecting people and the impact they can have. My clients describe me as a kind, understanding and non-judgmental counsellor.

Every year, I attend various workshops and courses in Psychotherapy to remain up to date with the latest research and offer the very best to my clients.

I worked as a Part-Time Lecturer of Psychological Therapies at Leeds Beckett University and facilitated therapeutic skills groups. I also conduct psychology workshops and webinars both locally and online. I am associated with ‘Psykology webinars’ sponsored by the International Association of Holistic Psychology.

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Client Feedback
“It is amazing how much Counselling has benefited me. I feel much happier and more confident in myself now” (Client from Doncaster, U.K.)

“I cannot thank you enough for your patience and kindness” (Client from Pakistan)

“You have helped me see things from a new perspective. My sessions with you have been very helpful” (Client from Leeds, U.K.)

“I lost hope in myself but you never gave up on me. You helped me believe in myself. Thank you for being there” (Client from India)

“The best thing about our sessions was that I did not feel judged no matter what I said. I felt able to speak my mind without hesitation. Thank you for your warmth and genuine concern.” (Client from U.K.)

 

Presentations at Conferences (Poster Presentations)

E-Therapy: The future of counselling?

Can therapists avert power in therapy?

 

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