Professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships

  • BACP Accredited Psychotherapist
  • Advanced BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
  • BSc Addictions Counselling
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma

Professional experience

Afirah is a psychotherapist, who has worked in numerous mental health settings, such as private hospitals and treatment centres, delivering group work and one-to-one therapy. 

She has worked with patients suffering from a range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder and more.

In addition to working at Nightingale Hospital, she currently works as an associate consultant psychotherapist with a private organisation.

Personal statement

Afirah works with clients from 17 to older adults, who may be struggling with a myriad of past and current life problems. Some of these problems include trauma (such as childhood abuse), addiction, eating disorders, toxic relationships, anxiety, work-related stress and OCD. She also supports patients struggling with self-esteem and relationship issues. 

She has a particular interest in treating survivors of narcissistic abuse and has published a short article on this subject, Recovering from a Relationship with a Narcissist. 

Another area she is passionate about is helping clients navigate culturally difficult family relationships. 

She works with patients by building a strong therapeutic relationship, with a reparative approach to delivering both long and short-term therapy.