“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

~Rumi

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My name is Rabina Khaliq and I am a qualified Psychotherapist. I am a fully accredited UKCP member with over  800 hours of supervised clinical practice. I have worked in supporting roles for the past 18 years and passionate about the work I do. I am Multi-lingual and can offer therapy in English, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi.  I offer in-person therapy in the Birmingham and Sandwell area as well as online.

I work using an integrative approach, which draws on a number of theories and primarily works from a relational perspective. I specialize in both goal-orientated, long term, and short term therapy. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space where we can explore whatever you may be struggling with, and I am committed to supporting you. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy.

I have had the privilege of working with clients from broad and diverse arenas in the NHS, schools, and in the private practice sector; exploring a plethora of issues and working together towards better mental, emotional and physical well-being. I firstly offer a short initial assessment and deeply respect and value diversity.

I understand how life can sometimes be hard, challenging, frustrating, and lonely. Sometimes the hardest part of counselling is making contact with a counsellor in the first place. Finding the courage to pick up the phone or send an email can be frightening. Anxiety, lack of confidence, shame, and fear are often felt by those who are looking to make the first step. I am here to support you through this

I can assure you once you make that first step I will provide a space where you will feel heard seen and be able to fully express yourself. In our work together, we would aim to increase your quality of life by developing a trusting alliance between us, addressing your needs, defining your goals, removing any unhelpful blocks, building healthy coping skills that work for you, and improving how you relate to yourself and others.

I often hear clients say that on the outside they put on a good show for the world. Yet on the inside, they feel alone, broken, and never good enough. It’s a great shame that people suffer in silence. These feelings are old and familiar because they come from your childhood experiences. Whilst you can’t change the past, you CAN change your experience of the present. You can heal from old wounds. I am aware of this because I have supported many people through this dark stage.

It’s not “one size fits all.”

Each session is tailor-made for your individual needs

How I can help?

Talking things through in order to make sense of what has happened and to put things in perspective;

  • Making sense of a specific problematic event that sticks in your mind
  • Problem-solving, planning, and decision making
  • Changing behavior
  • Dealing with difficult feelings and emotions
  • Undoing self-criticism and enhancing self-care
  • Dealing with difficult or painful relationships

Areas of therapy I have experience working with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction(s)
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Alcoholism
  • Anger management
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment disorder
  • Bereavement
  • Binge-eating disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Bullying
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional abuse
  • Family issues
  • Feeling sad
  • Faith-based issues
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Infertility
  • Loneliness
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Miscarriage
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Passive-aggressive behavior
  • Physical abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship problems
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Self-harm
  • Separation and divorce
  • Sexual abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Loss of motivation
  • Achieving a balance between work and personal life
  • Challenging unhelpful coping behaviors such as self-harm, drugs, alcohol, and unhelpful eating patterns
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