Dr Fariba Nategh | Senior Accredited Counsellor | London | NCS

Dr Fariba Nategh

Member Status: Senior Accredited

Member No: NCS14-00647

Location: London

How I Work
I believe that each client I have the privilege of working with is a unique person and therefore my approach with each client is unique to the individual as well. I am trained in most of the current theoretical approaches in counselling and psychotherapy and I put a great deal of value in rapport and trust in my relationship with my clients. I believe that healing takes place in an atmosphere where clients feel valued, and are viewed by their therapist with unconditional positive regard. My approach is quite holistic in nature and I believe in mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional connection. I believe in a higher power, however I completely respect my client's beliefs on these issues and regard them as quite personal matters. They are only relevant to our therapy work if my clients choose to discuss them. I believe that I have learnt from everyone that I have ever worked with and we all constantly teach and learn from one another. I use cognitive approaches with those individuals who are immersed in painful feelings and are in need of more connection with their logical and rational mind. However, with those individuals who are too immersed in their thoughts and constantly "live in their head", I use more affective-oriented approaches. So, I either try to help people to pull themselves towards their head, or bringing them from their head and down into their heart and gut level. With clients who have an addiction, I work with the Minnesota and 12-step model. My clients who have an addiction or eating disorder will be highly encouraged to attend the 12-step fellowships during their therapy with me.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    PhD Degree in Clinical Supervision with Cognate in Clinical Psychology (5 year degree) Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan GPA: 3.92 December 2003
    Masters of Arts in Counselling (3 year degree) Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan GPA: 3.93 June 1998
    Bachelor of Science in Psychology (4 year degree) University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, April 1984

    Membership and Accreditation in Various Professional Bodies

    Member, and full accreditation UK FDAP
    Full member of BACP and complete eligibility for BACP accreditation
    Accredited Practitioner through EMDR UK & Ireland Association
    EMDR Consultant Level Trainee
    Member of UK Psychological Trauma Society
    Licensed Professional Counsellor (LPC), a full licensure from state of Michigan, USA
    Former Member of American Counselling Association

    TV & Radio Interviews and Collaborations

    Frequent collaborator and Guest on BBC TV and Radio
    Interviews with other Radio and TV Stations in UK
    Frequent guest on Voice of America

    Specialized Course Work/Professional Development

    Counseling Pathological Gamblers through North American Training Institute
    Child protection/Abuse of Children Awareness Training
    Critical Incident Defusing, Debriefing
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Training
    Supervision of Therapists (Doctoral Dissertation in Clinical Supervision)
    Organizational Development and Diversity Training
    EMDR levels 1, 2, 3 working with adults
    EMDR Level 1 & 2 working with children
    EMDR Consultant Level Training
    EMDR trainings in numerous specialized areas
    Brainspotting level 1, 2, and 3
    Numerous training in Trauma Psychology through Professional
    Development Foundation (PDF):
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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