- Alcohol addiction
- Anger problems
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bipolar disorder
- Binge eating disorder (BED)
- Bulimia nervosa
- Drug addiction
- Interpersonal difficulties
- Memory problems
- Mood disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Sex and love addiction
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Work-related stress
Professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships
- BACP Accredited Psychotherapist
- Advanced BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
- BSc Addictions Counselling
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma
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.
In addition to working at Nightingale Hospital, she currently works as an associate consultant psychotherapist with a private organisation.
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.