|Works with:||Individuals, Couples, Families|
|Individuals 0-12 & 13-18:||£90/hr|
Pegah Houshmand (BACP, BPS) has over 10 years of experience in the field of counselling psychology within the NHS and the private sector as a counsellor and she is currently completing the final stage of her doctorate in counselling psychology. As an integrative counsellor, she draws on the approaches that best suit the issues that clients bring into therapy depending on the clients’ needs, working towards goals that are important to the client.
She aims to provide an empathic, supportive space where clients can freely express their thoughts and feelings 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 her clients to identify and draw on their inner resources to live a fuller, more satisfying life.
Pegah’s experience includes working with low mood, depression and anxiety, stress, self-harm, bereavement and loss, couples counselling, trauma, addiction, PTSD, abuse, agoraphobia, OCD, panic attacks and many other issues. She understands the internal and external pressures people can put on themselves, which can lead to unhelpful or damaging coping strategies. She works with her clients to identify healthier ways of managing emotions and stress, and also has a special interest in eating disorders.
Pegah has also gained valuable experience in working with children through her training with Place2Be, a leading charity specialising in working with children and adolescents. Her work with the younger clients emphasis on creating a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space to simply be whilst gently facilitating the opportunity for the young clients to explore, better understand and express their through and feelings and achieve positive change through arts and play therapy. Pegah also understands the importance of providing parents the space to explore and understand the difficulties their children may be experiencing and offers sessions to parents to allow the opportunity for parents to explore their child’s needs and how to best support their children through these difficulties.
Pegah offers therapy in English and Farsi and works in private practice at The Awareness Centre in Clapham.