Rabya Mahmood | Accredited Counsellor | Bathgate | NCPS

Rabya Mahmood

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS16-03809

Location: Bathgate

Taking the first step into seeking help for your own mental health can be extremely daunting. You might feel like you are alone in your struggles or have no one to listen to you. These difficulties can impact every aspect of your life and prevent you from living in healthy and fulfilling way. Talking therapy can help you express the way you truly feel and give you the safe space to make sense of what is happening. It can be a place where you can discover different ways to cope, manage and address those issues which will lead to positive changes.

I am a qualified and an accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. Currently, I provide my services at a local high school providing therapy for young adults. My approach is Client Centered focusing on you as a whole, looking into your past, present and how to get the best results for your future. This type of psychological therapy operates without any type of medication. It encourages growth and development towards a path of healing and self discovery. I appreciate that all individuals are unique in our own way and I adapt my work for each client's needs. I do this by applying different methods, creative techniques and mindfulness from various psychological approaches.

I am culturally competent, meaning I have vast knowledge and lived experience in issues surrounding ethnic minority groups. I chose to become a mental health professional because growing up I felt when I needed support, I didn’t have someone who I could turn to. I had no one who knew how to help me manage my feelings and emotions, while understanding my background and the pressure of particular expectations on how I was ‘supposed’ to live. Whether you are dealing with ongoing stress, anxiety, depression, lack of motivation, self harm, domestic abuse, I provide confidential and safe space which you can use to talk, vent, and offload. You are not alone.

*I currently offer long term/short term telephone and online therapy (zoom video sessions).

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Adv Dip. Counselling and Psychotherapy
    BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Panic attacks
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Stress
    • Trauma
    • Young people and children
  • Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Urdu
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