|Works with:||Individuals, Couples|
|Languages:||English, Arabic, Kurdish (Sorani dialect)|
Dilnia Horton aims to provide an empathic, supportive space where clients can open up and feel seen and heard for who they truly are. While counselling helps clients to process difficult or painful thoughts and feelings, she believes that therapy can also focus on the potential of her clients. She works with them to identify and draw on their inner resources to live a fuller, more satisfying life. Working interactively, Dilnia may use CBT to help clients identify patterns in their thoughts and behaviours, Transactional Analysis to help clients manage their relationships in a healthier way, and mindfulness to help tame anxious responses. Her approach is tailored to the individual client.
With a background in International Social Policy, teaching and advocacy, Dilnia has an interest and experiences in workplace issues and conflict resolution. She understands the internal and external pressures people can put on themselves, which can lead to unhelpful or damaging coping strategies. She works to identify healthier ways of managing emotions and stress. She also specialises in anxiety, anger, relationships, and has a special interest in alcohol and addiction.
Dilnia is a qualified integrative Counsellor who draws on the approaches that best suit the issues that clients, individuals as well as couples, bring into the therapy room. She works on an open-ended basis in private practice at The Awareness Centre in Clapham and can offer therapy in English, Arabic and Kurdish (Sorani dialect).