Fatima Shah

Life can be challenging at times, especially when you are dealing with difficult life events. However, if you find yourself in a situation where you feel like you can no longer cope or you even just need a little help in handling a major life event or life in general, counselling is an effective and proven way to help.

Counselling can offer a different perspective that can help you to verbalise your difficulties and can give you the opportunity to discuss and explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours and find ways to change and grow.

I will do my upmost best to offer you my genuine understanding, openness, and respect during our counselling relationship. I place great importance in ensuring all my clients are made to feel comfortable in my presence by providing a safe, secure and a non-judgmental environment.

I believe each person has their own unique perspective and to be able to work alongside and help my clients is personally very rewarding for me and gives me a great deal of fulfilment. I will listen and encourage you to identify ways to deal with the problem.

My aim is to empower and leave you with the tools you need, so you can improve the quality of your life and well-being.

I predominately draw upon Person Centered therapy, Behavioural therapy (CBT), and Psychoanalytic theory. My integrative style allows me to adapt in accordance with your needs, as I recognise the paradox of clients wanting some form of guidance and direction.

In addition, diverse life experiences and working within the field of mental health services inform my practice. I work with clients experiencing a wide range of emotional and Psychological distress including low mood, anxiety, confidence issue, phobias, self-harm, trauma, depression, sleep disturbance, bereavement, relationship problems, social anxiety, and work related issues.

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Qualified

A qualified therapist will have completed a fully accredited counselling course, and a minimum level 4 diploma (the study from level 2 through to level 4 takes on average 4 years, during which time they will have also undertaken 100 hours of client work).

Insured

The therapist holds relevant practice insurance.

Supervised

All Mind Sense therapists undertake regular work with a supervising therapist, this is essential in helping them maintain their work with clients, safeguarding and maintaining client boundaries. In addition, all Mind Sense therapists engage with ongoing management supervision, here Mind Sense is committed to supporting the therapist (and their clients) helping to optimise the counselling environment, maintaining high standards and supporting therapists in their ongoing personal and professional development.

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Member Governing Body

The therapist is a member of a governing body e.g. BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), as such they abide by their code of conduct and are committed to working within an ethical framework.

Accredited

An accredited therapist needs to have demonstrated high standards of training and competence, they need to have been in practice for at least three years, undertaken at least 450 hours of supervised practice hours and be undertaking supervision for at least 1.5 hours per month.

Qualifications

Level 2 Awards in counselling concepts  |  Level 3 certificate in counselling skills  |  Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic  |  Counselling skills  |  Cognitive Behavioural  |  Therapy (CBT) Diploma  |  Diploma  |  Emotional Freedom Therapy  |  Suicide awareness and prevention  |  Level 1 safeguarding Alerter

Therapies Offered

Humanistic therapies

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Person-centred therapy

Provision

Face to Face

Telephone

Video (Zoom calls)

Walk and Talk

Fees and Sessions

£50 – per session

* Free initial consultation

Clients

Adults

Children

Organisations

Employee Assistance Programme

Additional Services

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Location

Rochdale
(OL11 4EE)

Oldham
(OL2 8PH)

* Initial consultations are undertaken by our lead therapist who will help ensure you get access to the most appropriate therapist as quickly as possible