Our Team

We have the most talented and experienced professionals in the industry. You can benefit from their decades of experience in therapy and counseling. Collaboration is the key to success. We strive to foster an environment that encourages innovation and creativity and is supportive of our team members. We support each other and work as a team to achieve our goals. We take pride in our ability to solve problems, think outside the box, and come up with creative solutions. We value open communication and maintain a transparent environment. We are committed to continuous learning and development, and we strive to stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and trends. We believe in the power of diversity and strive to create a workplace that is inclusive and respectful of all individuals. We are passionate about our work and excited for the future.
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Fahima

My name is Fahima

Hello, I’m Fahima Ali, a Qualified Psychotherapist and proud Founder of Healing the Mind. With a deep commitment to a holistic, trauma-informed approach. My practice centers around client-centered care, where I aim to guide individuals from diverse backgrounds through life’s challenges. You’re ALL welcome.
As a proud member of the BACP, I adhere to a stringent ethical framework, ensuring the utmost professionalism and integrity in my work. With extensive experience in mental health, I’ve served clients within various settings, including esteemed charities like Mind and Asian Family Counselling, as well as in educational and healthcare environments.
With 10 years of experience as a therapist, my journey has led me to work in several areas, which include bereavement therapy, crisis therapy, and supporting individuals with dual diagnosis and complex trauma. My work with the South Asian community, was one that provided tailored support to women facing sexual assault and domestic violence.
I’ve worked with the Muslim community navigating Religious Trauma and still continue to do so.
Furthermore, I currently specialize and lean towards working with family dynamics and relationships, including couples as well as parent-child dynamics such as mother-daughter and father-son relationships. With a focus on empowerment and transformation, I am here to facilitate your journey towards healing and fulfillment.
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Nadine

My name is Nadine

My name is Nadine and I believe that everyone should have a safe space to explore emotions to find solutions and grow as a person. I believe everyone should be provided with the right tools to meet their full potential.
I have been a counselor for over 10 years and have worked for charities in prisons and community organizations.
I am a member of the BACP and have an integrative approach to counseling. This incorporates psychodynamic, person-centered, and cognitive behavioral theories and techniques to support clients.
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Allia Hussain

My name is ALLIA HUSSAIN

Hi there! I’m Allia and I’m a registered psychodynamic psychotherapist. This means that I aim to delve into the unconscious mind to understand and address emotional struggles. My approach is rooted in psychoanalytic principles, emphasising the exploration of past experiences to illuminate present challenges and I find fulfillment in helping clients unravel complex emotions and fostering self-awareness. I’m taking referrals for online sessions.

Likes: Hot chocolate, thrillers/whodunnits and learning new things.

Dislikes: Traffic jams, unreliable technology, cold weather!

Languages: English & Urdu.

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Khadeeja Begum

My name is KHADEEJA BEGUM

My name is Khadeeja and I am a qualified therapist, my focus is creating a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space where clients are able to explore their emotions, thoughts and feelings. I work under an integrative approach to counselling, where I incorporate CBT, person centred and psychodynamic modalities to my practice. I feel everyones healing process and self awareness journey is unique, thus I use an adaptable approach, where I tailor tools and techniques centred around how I can best support my clients.
I am an accredited member of the NCPS, where I follow and adhere to an ethical framework and professional body. I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, low self confidence, low self esteem, motivation, and trauma. Outside of counselling I love spending time with my family, travelling, reading books and practicing self care.
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Hodan

My name is Hodan

Hi my name is Hodan I am an integrative counselor which means after our initial assessment, I will know which approach to use for you to have the best outcome of our sessions and to become the version of yourself.

I greatly enjoy having the opportunity to make a real difference in someone’s life by helping them to focus on their accomplishments and reflect on past successes rather than setbacks.

I have a caring nature and I am very empathic which can lead to us having a great therapeutic relationship.

Want a nonjudgmental environment where you feel safe and be your authentic self? Then I am definitely the right therapist for you. I have dealt with trauma, sexual abuse, suicide, and domestic violence as well as bereavement and addiction. I am a well-rounded therapist.

It takes a lot of courage to want to seek help and change but it most definitely will be the best decision you’ll ever make.”

Languages: I speak fluent Somali.

Thoughts about me:
I do consider myself a self declared comedian.

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Sahebene

My name is Sahebene

Hi my name is Sahebene, I am a passionate individual who wants to help people reach positive emotional well-being. Life can be unpredictable and overwhelming, and we may have to deal with it alone.

I believe that many of us are traumatized not by being hurt but by being alone during times of hurt. So often, we say to ourselves, “if only I had someone to talk to?” and it is possibly one of the reasons you came here. 

I have gained substantial knowledge and experience in university and practice; this has enabled me to achieve my registered membership certification with BACP. I have worked with different groups, such as domestic abuse, trauma, loss, grief, bereavement, abuse, anxiety, and many more.

My methods are integrative, I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as my foundation. But then, I can integrate tools and techniques, such as Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Gestalt, Transactional analysis, attachment theory, neuroscience, and many more.

I am not here to judge, make assumptions or create expectations, but merely to wholeheartedly be present and empathetic with you. 

I’m a trauma-informed therapist, working with Haven.”

Ethnic Background: Afghan

Likes: TV Shows and spending time reflecting on the world and myself and love new challenges.

Dislike: Pineapple on pizza.

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Nicole

My name is Nicole

Hello, my name is Nicole and I believe that in safe, creative spaces there is room to learn, grow and heal. I am passionate about creating communities and supporting others to thrive. Having worked in a range of community settings over the last 10 years delivering group work, workshops, and training, I can share effective tools and resources to help people be their BEST selves. With a focus on creating group spaces to share and connect, I have developed and delivered group programs around Substance Recovery, Women’s Empowerment, Effective Resilience, and much more!
I am a specialist in working with Trauma, Relationships, Children and Young People, Substance Use, Well-being, and Motivation.
My aim at Healing the Mind is to provide a holistic approach to recovery and empowerment for those who think they will benefit from building connections, community, and coaching.
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Humera

My name is HUMERA

Humera here, I am a qualified counselor, and I aim to offer a space for clients to grow and flourish in different areas of life. It has become my passion, and one of my life goals to create and offer tools needed for clients to reach their full potential.
I am a registered member of the BACP which means that I follow an ethical framework and adhere to a professional governing body.
I am mainly person-centered in my work; however, I integrate elements of CBT, Gestalt, Mindfulness, Holistic Islamic approach, and psychodynamic approach appropriately to provide beneficial tools to support my clients.
I began working with children and adults in an educational setting as a Tutor, Mentor, and Support assistant, I created workshops around mental health for local schools and organizations increasing awareness within the community, I now work in the field as a therapist, continuing to increase mental health awareness and providing support within the community. Outside of this, I spend my time surrounding myself with nature, self-care, family, Netflix, Art, books, and food.
Likes: Travelling, Korean TV series
Dislikes: Wet socks
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Sandra

My name is SANDRA

Hi I am Sandra, I am a Psychotherapist trained within the Islamic Theoretical model by Stephen Maynard and a Psychosexual Therapist trained at the Tavistock Relationships. At the heart of my way of engaging therapeutically is to provide opportunities to explore our experience of Self from a wide and rich therapeutic spectrum and its relationship with Soul and at the level of the heart.
For me, it is about being in a place of “heartfulness” in which Soul and Human attributes come together to dance attuned and in rhythm, in this way uncovering step by step the great potentiality of our Self. It is within the heart, that what we perceive as negative aspects of our self, limitations or negative experiences can become a golden treasure within. 
I am passionate about working with an awareness of culture, spiritual, gender and sexual diversity in the provision of mental health services.
I am originally from Mexico and my close family is of a mixed and multicultural background.
Currently taking referrals for couples and individuals for psychosexual therapy.
Sultana Hayat

My name is SULTANA HAYAT

I am a person centred therapist who believes that each session should be tailored to the needs of the clients. I use integrative approaches including Person Centred therapy, mindfulness and CBT techniques to help you to explore what is going on for you and how I can best support you through your healing journey.

You are the expert to your life, your experiences, your thoughts are important to me and I am here to help you discover more about yourself by using different techniques that will be helpful.

In my personal life I enjoy reading thrillers and crime fiction, watching scary movies and spending time with loved ones. I am a lover of everything FRIENDS (series) and don’t like it when people look for labels in others. I believe everyone is unique and we should be able to embrace our uniqueness.

English is my first language and I am also fluent in punjabi and Urdu.

Taslima

My name is Taslima

Hi My name is Taslima and I’m a bilingual Psychologist as well as an integrative Psychotherapist who has dedicated the last 10 years of my career working with mental health and wellbeing.

Have you been feeling depressed, discouraged perhaps stuck? Do you feel guilty, have regret, anger or low self-esteem? I have good practical experience to support and give you helpful guidelines to cope with these issues in your present life. I work with children, adults as well as couples and families who are having relationship struggles and want to enhance the quality of their relationships.

I provide sessions in a safe and confidential place where we can work together to explore the issues you are facing and struggling with.

I am super excited to be a part of healing the mind.

Sabina

My name is Sabina

“Hi my name is Sabina. Do you sometimes feel like there is something quite wrong? I know I have it in me to overcome this situation, I just need that little support, guidance and help. Well look no further. I am a qualified Psychotherapist, my modality is in the Humanistic approach to Counselling. I offer space free of judgment, I am empathetic and supportive. I also work within the NHS as a Counsellor providing therapy with all areas of mental health. I am Bi-Lingual and provide Counselling in Bengali.
I have over 15 years of experience in the following area. • Trauma • Specialise in Domestic Violence • Solution focus therapy • NLP • Solution Focussed Therapy • Mental Health Disorders • Anxiety and Depression • Bereavement • Relationship • Mindfullness • Guided meditation • Chair work.
I have been told that I am warm, kind, understanding, open and honest. My aim is to support you to reach your goal in life and overcome any barriers of self development.
Salma Ayman

My name is Salma Ayman

Hi there! I’m Salma Ayman, Administrative Coordinator for Healing The Mind. I am excited to be part of this team and the first person you will connect with. Let me help you with any questions you may have and set you up with the services you require. I have a deep appreciation for meaningful human connections, the art of cooking, and cherishing sentimental moments. Engaging with others and creating sentimental moments bring me immense joy. I also have a passion for capturing the beauty of life’s emotional experiences.

Working at Healing The Mind, a place dedicated to psychotherapy and consultation, allows me to combine my love for supporting others and creating a nurturing environment for their mental well-being. As an Administrative Coordinator, I find fulfillment in assisting individuals on their healing journeys. Embracing life as it is, I thrive on the opportunity to contribute to the healing process. I want to give you a warm welcome in taking up the courage to reach out for support.