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Anxiety, Communication & Workplace Issues, Stress, Trauma
Dr Masrita Ishaq is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC registered and BPS accredited) who has worked clinically in a range of NHS and third sector settings with individuals and groups. She is experienced in helping people explore and manage a range of issues including: low mood and depression, anxiety, worry, panic attacks, PTSD, procrastination, stress and workplace Issues, overwhelming feelings, complex trauma, suspicious thoughts, unusual beliefs, hearing voices, obsessive and compulsive traits and skin picking.
Masrita works integratively drawing from her background in providing Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural, Mindfulness, Cognitive Analytic and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Particularly she is interested in how our experiences shape the way we deal with and manage things. For some people, exploring this allows for insight, that is sufficient to help them make positive changes in their lives. For others, robust behavioural changes needs to be negotiated between themselves and their environment. In the latter case, practical strategies will be the focus of therapy.
Masrita has worked with people at difference stages in their lives, such as students studying in further education, working adults, those who have experienced loss and bereavement, to individuals presenting with complex physical and mental health difficulties who need 24 hour support. Masrita mostly works with adults but also with young people.
Central to Masrita’s work is the relationship between the therapist and the client, and the development of a confidential, contained and safe space to explore difficult experiences. She offers short and longer therapy options. After an initial assessment period to gain a good understanding of individuals’ needs, Masrita discusses therapeutic routes with her clients. For longer term clients, regular reviews are usually done every 2-3 sessions to ensure that clients are still finding therapy beneficial.