|Languages:||English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu|
|Locations:||Low Cost Clapham|
Shehra Ali creates a safe, empathic, non-judgemental space where her clients can explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. As an integrative therapist, she uses different approaches to work with her clients. Shehra works this way as she believes each person is unique, so each person’s therapy should fit their individual needs. Working from a person-centred position, Shehra feels that therapy is most effective when there is a good relationship between both the therapist and client. The safe space that Shehra creates for her client allows clients to gain a deeper understanding of themselves by not only reflecting on their past but allowing the client to understand who they are in the present.
With a background in Sales, Shehra has over 10 years of experience in building relationships and trying to understand the needs of clients. Another thing that she has gain from this experience is an understanding of stress in the workplace and how it can affect people’s mental wellbeing. It is easy to feel lost in a highly stressful work environment and Shehra can help individuals develop healthy coping strategies to manage the stress in a more constructive way.
Shehra’s personal interest lies in cross-cultural experiences. Being raised in an Asian family with strong faith values, she is able to use her personal experiences to relate to a multitude of cultural and religious views and values.
Shehra is in her final year of a post-graduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is a BACP member. She works within The Awareness Centre’s low-cost counselling service in Clapham.