Tahirah Yasin, Psychodynamic and Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. She is a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
She works with children, adolescents and adults of all ages and of diverse backgrounds on a long- and short-term basis. Her approach is from a psychodynamic principle with assimilation of other approaches, including Islamic counselling where needed.
I believe the quality of the therapeutic relationship is the context in which healing and growth can – and will – take place. I do not claim to be an expert in your life or offer advice. My aim is for you to be more fully yourself, with the freedom to grow and the ability to change. It is a place where you can feel respected, understood and valued, as we work together towards the change you need.
• Committed to offering a service which is welcoming to all backgrounds, races, religions and cultures in a supportive, inclusive and non-discriminatory manner.
• She is a member of the Muslim Counsellors and Psychotherapists Network (MCAPN).
Tahira can offer counselling sessions in English or Urdu, giving you the flexibility to choose the language you are most comfortable with expressing yourself. She provides a therapy that is culturally sensitive and inclusive. She is especially interested in spiritual issues, how we attach meaning to our lives and how our beliefs and faith impact the issues we face.
In addition, she has experience in working with University students at Bristol and working with women who have experienced domestic violence.
• Dyslexia can result in a variety of constitutional difficulties, including feelings of anxiety, frustration, anger and depression.
• An inherent low working memory can cause difficulties in remembering instructions, contributing to discussions and following procedures which can impact on a dyslexic person’s self-confidence and self-esteem.
• It can take up huge amounts of energy just to keep going day to day and at times there are feelings of complete isolation, overwhelming and despair.
Tahira has a wide range of experience and has worked with the following organisations as a therapist:
Cotswold Counselling, Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (GLOSRASAC – Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse), Equine Centre
and Gloucestershire Action for Refugee and Asylum Seekers.
She also has a thriving private practice in Cheltenham and she is committed to continuous professional development.