Saidat is a highly qualified BACP accredited Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist, a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist and an Addictions Specialist who helps individuals, couples, families and groups gain the psychological awareness to improve health and well-being.
Saidat has a wealth of experience working with people from all walks of life, cultural backgrounds, religion and sexual orientation during his time providing therapies, commissioning health services and developing primary care GP services within the National Health Service (NHS).
His approach to psychotherapy is influenced by his own eventful and often challenging life experiences; which gives him deeper empathy and insight into people’ problems, past and present, and a greater understanding of why particular behaviours are adopted and used as coping mechanisms.
The theories he embraces are:
Person Centred (a non-directive humanistic approach that deals with the ways in which individuals perceive themselves consciously rather than how a therapist can interpret their unconscious thoughts or ideas).
Saidat works with:
- Preventing relapse and making Interventions – high risks, triggers and cravings, coping strategies
- Addressing and dealing with root cause of trauma
- Dealing with anger
- Motivational Interview – making changes
- Brief Focus Solution Therapy- immediate results
- Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Bespoke after care recovery/coaching plan on completion of residential rehabilitation
- Abstinence-based programmes (12-Step) or abstinence-based therapeutic recovery. In addition to the treatment plans, I am also able to support out of hours treatment-based mentoring in sustaining abstinence. This support package can include: one-to-one consultation, guidance and travel assistance to and from abstinence-based 12-step programmes meetings, supporting individuals throughout their recovery journey.
- Relationship and sexual matters
- Communication difficulties
- Lack of intimacy
- Disclosure of affairs
- Relationship breakdown
- Unsatisfying relationship patterns
- Inability to sustain lasting relationships
- Not able to keep an erection
- Premature ejaculation (orgasm too soon)
- Delay or inability to ejaculate
- Inhibited sexual desire
- Inability to achieve orgasm
- Inhibited sexual desire
- Vaginismus (an unconscious spasm or tightening of the muscles around the vagina stopping penetration)
- Dyspareunia (experiencing pain during sexual intercourse)
Do you find it difficult controlling your sexual thoughts and behaviour and as a result forget about what’s important in your life?
When you sexually act out, does it cause you emotional pain?
Have you tried on many occasions to stop or control your sexual behaviour but failed time and time again?
Does your preoccupation of the mind lead to rituals?
Has your sexual behaviour been a progressive downward spiral and with negative consequences?
- Family dynamics – influence and effects
- Cultural divide/differences, integrating east and west
- Mixed marriages/relationships
- Arranged marriages
- Sexual identity
- Drugs and alcohol use/misuse
- Community and social pressures
Saidat works with the notion that we are all born with an attachment to a relationship and that we all need relationships for our survival. The client-therapist relationship is the most fundamental part of the therapy that produces positive changes.
Saidat includes goals and targets within his therapeutic model and as a way of measuring the client’s progress and outcomes, will include a direct and challenging approach. He believes that this style of engagement continues to build trust in the relationship and drives the development and improvement of the client’s health and well-being. This style of practice also provides a structure that helps to increase confidence and motivation to make life-changing decisions.
- British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory in Professional
- Professional Certificate in Treating Sex Addiction (Marylebone Centre)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Relationship Therapy
- British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (CPPD) – Centre for Personal Professional Development.
- British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (CPPD) – Centre for Personal Professional Development.
- British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory in Professional Development (WPF) – Westminster Pastoral Foundation
- Saidat safeguards his clients and practice by adhering to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapist (COSRT) Code of Ethics. He has regular supervision with a qualified accredited supervisor.