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Riffat Jabeen BA Honours, RMBACP, MSC, MBPsS

Integrative Counsellor

E-mail: r.jabeen@uwtsd.ac.uk

As a part of the University’s counselling team, I provide you with a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore what has been going on for you. My team and I are here to help you address personal or emotional problems which may impact you during your time at UWTSD, and help you realize your full academic and personal potential.

I offer brief and solution-focused therapeutic interventions derived from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based on the individual needs of the client. I work therapeutically within the principles of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and offer counselling to students and staff. I also offer therapy in other community languages (Urdu, Punjabi & Hindi).

I worked within the mental health sector for over ten years before pursuing my career in counselling. I did my degree in Counselling whilst working therapeutically within social care supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. I have worked with clients from different cultural backgrounds. From working with students and young parents I discovered the benefits of time-limited and solution-focused therapy. Due to this, I have joined the UWTSD Counselling team and currently provide support at both The Quay and Spark Hill Campuses ,and remotely.

I currently hold full membership of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have completed a Certificate of Proficiency.

I also hold Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society.

I have completed my Degree in Integrative Counselling and I am currently towards the end of my Master’s in Clinical Psychology. Being of South Asian descent, I would like to work in educating the South Asian Community and raising mental health awareness. I did my dissertation on finding the effectiveness of a person-centred approach in working with South Asian women who had PTSD due to experiencing honour-based violence. For my Master’s, I am currently researching eating disorders and body dysmorphia in South Asian women, and the need for a culturally sensitive approach.

My next academic goal is to complete my accreditation and enrol for a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.