“Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you. I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in the darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” ~Hafiz
Psychotherapy for individuals from North Africa and the Middle East
With all that is unfolding at a collective and individual level, you may be experiencing feelings of overwhelm, guilt, anger, deep sadness and despair. You may feel that you are in survival mode and need to keep going. My role is to provide you with a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space to be with the suffering.
Increasingly people of diverse ethnic backgrounds are looking for healing approaches that speak to their specific experience. Having grown up in Khartoum, being originally from Lebanon and having studied in the US and UK, I understand the cultural and societal nuances associated with living in North Africa and the Middle East.
My role is to walk with you through the tides of life. My spoken Arabic is weak, so I prefer to hold sessions in English.
Sessions will be held online and will last 55 minutes. I offer a sliding scale of £60 - £90 per session
Contact me if you would like to schedule an introductory session.
What psychotherapy can offer you
A safe confidential space to share difficult experiences and to allow them to be released from the body
Methods for creating more space in the mind and within the body
A way of gently approaching and working with anxiety, depression, and lack of motivation
A new way of relating to the past and the present
An ability to notice patterns and create space to respond differently
Self-acceptance and kindness
Revived discovery of the meaning of your life
An authentic relationship with the world and others
Who I am
I am trained in Core Process Psychotherapy. The uniqueness in this form of therapy is that it offers unconditional kindness, nonjudgemental presence, and calmness in the face of difficulty. It is a space to share and reflect on emotions without fear of judgement or pressure to act. The goal of my work is to hold a deeply grounded and honest space. Within this space we will work through the emotions, memories, fears held in your being, so that you can reconnect to a sense of spaciousness and presence.
Areas of exploration, could include:
Identity and belonging
Family, society, religious expectations and personal authenticity
Shame and guilt
Anger, anxiety and fear
Pleasure, joy and presence
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything."