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Femida Hirji is an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapist Practitioner and has experience of working within Private healthcare settings and NHS mental health services. Her areas of expertise include eating disorders, adolescents, addiction and general adult psychiatry. Femida believes the therapeutic relationship can be a vehicle for self-awareness. She appreciates the need for collaboration between therapist and client as this can strengthen the alliance and create trust. She will help you to recognise the patterns you fall into regularly, but that no longer fulfil your needs. The first step is to try and understand where these patterns were established, that way, you are better armed to try and change them if you wish.
Femida’s fundamental belief is that each person has the right to live a meaningful, connected and fulfilled life. One with hope and empowerment and one where change can feel possible despite daily challenges. Her wish is that every person can enjoy deep, satisfying and rich relationships with others and with themselves. Femida works in a person-centered way and prefers to see the person as a whole. She will scaffold what you have learnt so that you may safely implement your understanding in the outside world. She is experienced with working with complex and overwhelming feelings and can help you put them in some order so that you can function emotionally, practically and physically.
She has worked cross culturally and is mindful and sensitive to many cultural aspects that may transpire in the sessions. Femida has lived and worked in different parts of the world, most recently in the Middle East. Her most recent concentrated context has been in Eating Disorders, where she understands and acknowledges the complexities behind the behaviours. Femida will provide compassion, hope and a clinical therapeutic approach to how positive changes can be made. Femida is registered with ACAT and HCPC and also a registered Occupational Therapist and a member of British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT) and Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT). She works in private practice at The Awareness Centre in Clapham.