|Languages:||English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu|
|Locations:||Low Cost Tooting|
Maryam Samar is an integrative practitioner. She is trained to blend components of different therapeutic approaches according to her client’s needs such as psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Maryam’s non-judgmental and empathic approach provides her clients the opportunity to identify resources for themselves. She believes the process of self-exploration helps the clients to identify thoughts, emotions and behaviours that, once accessed, may offer the client a greater sense of personal resources and self-determined change. Her aim is to use her creative skills while providing a safe environment so she can help her clients to identify their internal or external conflicts, promote and develop personal awareness and work with their unsettling thoughts, feelings and perceptions as well as tapping into the events that stop them moving forward in life. Her overall aim is to provide her clients with opportunities to work in self-defined ways and towards living in more satisfying and resourceful ways as individuals.
Maryam has worked in the fashion industry for the past 15 years. She understands the feeling of being judged on appearances that can destroy one’s self-esteem and confidence. While carrying the desire to make change in people’s lives on a deeper level, she decided to have a career change in counselling. In addition to this she has experience of working as a volunteer for an organisation providing emotional support through a telephone helpline to anyone struggling to cope or at risk of suicide.
Maryam is currently completing her BSc (Hons) degree in Counselling and is a student member of the BACP. She also holds a diploma of Counselling Skills accredited by ABC Awards. Maryam works within The Awareness Centre’s low-cost counselling service in Tooting.