My name is Aldine Iqbal, I am an experienced BACP accredited therapist working with adults and teenagers and I enjoy helping people overcome personal and life challenges, so that they can make the most of their life.
I have been offering therapy in the Thames Valley since 2006 through a number of local organizations, to adults from many diverse backgrounds, ages and cultures and to young people and their families. I also work with students in their counselling training and with qualified therapists who return to therapy after their training.
My experience has been with people who suffer from a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship issues, living with long term illness and/or mental health conditions, general dissatisfaction with life, work and cultural issues, expressing anger, adoption issues, transitioning into retirement, abortion, family conflicts, parenting, divorce, bullying, loneliness, learning difficulties, self-harm, fertility issues…
My personal experience of long term psychoanalytical therapy and my ongoing professional development also means that I have a good understanding of the in depth relating skills that are required to work with long standing and deeply seated issues.
I currently run a private practice where I offer face to face short-term and long-term therapy. Being bilingual, I can provide therapy in French as well as in English. I also have an interest in working therapeutically with groups and in using art/play to encourage self-expression.
As well as private self-referrals, I also receive and accept referrals from EAP agencies and Insurance companies (Currently BUPA and Aviva).
As an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), I am bound by its ethical framework and professional standards. As a professional practice, my work is supervised by a clinical supervisor and I attend regular professional courses, workshops and group supervision in order to continually support and enhance my practice.