Hello my name is Eiman. I am an integrative psychotherapist.
I work is in a compassionate way, through listening, kindness and empathy, with the aim of facilitating a safe space for you to explore and understand yourself, your past and your present. Having been a client myself, I know exactly how difficult it may be to talk about feelings, aspirations and past experiences. But having someone listen to you and accept what you bring to therapy in a non-judgemental way is fundamental to the therapeutic relationship!
I am originally from Sudan and am able to provide therapy in two languages: English and Arabic.
Qualifications and Experience
I have a Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy awarded by Middlesex University and Metanoia Institute and a Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling awarded by Metanoia Institute. I have completed a rigorous 5 years Masters Degree training in Integrative Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute. I am an accredited member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework and guidelines for counselling and psychotherapy. I offer integrative psychotherapy to adults on individual face to face basis. I hold a professional indemnity insurance and am very committed to my ongoing professional development.
I have more than five years of clinical experience working with clients at low cost counselling services in West London including Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Services (MCPS) and I am still working at Ealing Abbey Counselling Services (EACS). I receive regular and ongoing supervision for my practice. I have experience of working with cllients with a wide range of issues including grief; depression; anxiety; suicidal thoughts; panic attacks; posttraumatic stress disorder (ptsd); trauma; childhood trauma; bullying; FGM; domestic abuse, and struggling with issues of identity and sexuality.
I have a medical background and hold a Masters degree in Public Health. I have worked for 15 years in the charity sector. The focus of my work was in reproductive health and rights, in particular on the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). My work used to involve program development, reporting and developing projects. Personally the pivotal change was when I started doing research and working directly with the women. This was an 'aha moment' for me as I started having more direct contact and hear their stories and some of the struggles they have faced in life.
I believe that my past experiences in life and in work have enrichened my understanding of people and relationships.It has also influenced my way in working as an integrative psychotherapist.Living in the UK as part a woman of an ethnic minority group, has given me further understanding of some of the difficulties that may be faced by ethnic minority communities.