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Hamid Farahani

​C​ounsellor, Surrey

My name is Hamid, and I am an accredited registrant counsellor with the National Counselling Society and also Accredited practitioner with Addiction Professionals.

Let me explain a little bit about my model of psychological intervention. First, I value providing a kind, compassionate, supportive experience and treating everyone with respect. I use the principles of Metacognitive Therapy (MCT), Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and CBT as my integrative approach. 


With the help of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, a short-term, goal-focused therapeutic approach, you and I will focus on your strengths and help you improve your mental health and well-being with tools and techniques. My vision is to use my skills and professional training to effectively tailor a treatment for your needs. 

I use Systematic Family Therapy to help families/couples solve their issues and the symptoms of various mental health conditions, primarily PTSD, Trauma, depression, anxiety disorders and substance use disorder (SUD). 

As a mental health first aider, I have been in significant natural hazards like earthquakes and floods. I worked at Inspire Partnership, a community drug and alcohol service in Sutton as a counsellor who helped individuals and their families. Moreover, I worked with refugees and asylum seekers in the UK who suffered from mental illnesses.

I have completed my PGDip at London South Bank University. I obtained my BA degree in clinical psychology in 2005. I have also undertaken courses in NLP, TA and Mindfulness. I have done online courses like CBT with older people, UEA (University of East Anglia), Mindfulness for well-being and peak performance at Monash University, Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT at the University of Reading, Psychological first aid RAPID model offered by Johns Hopkins University and ADHD research and practice by King's collage London.


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