Nafeeza Towheed Counselling, Psychotherapy & Coaching
in Shoreditch and Online

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Integrative Supervision, Psychotherapy, Coaching, EMDR, Spiral and Group Facilitation

Shoreditch, London EC2A and online throughout Europe

A very warm welcome to you

If you’ve found your way here, then it's likely that you are wanting to make some changes.

  • Are you lacking in self-belief, motivation, or a strong sense of your identity?

  • Are you struggling at work with confidence, direction, lack of clarity, or unlocking your full potential?

  • Does it feel like negative or self-defeating patterns hold you back from getting what you want from life?

  • Do your relationships with your partner or family members feel difficult? Perhaps you are going through a break-up, separation or divorce?

  • You might be experiencing a prolonged, overwhelming sense of uncertainty, depression, loss, sadness or anxiety?

  • Or maybe you are at a transitional point in your life and want to increase your self-awareness, work out who you are now, what your purpose is, or what direction to take?

    In my experience, psychotherapy or coaching can be of lasting benefit.

    I hope you find all the information you require on this site. If you have any further questions, would like to talk briefly on the phone, or book in an initial online video session for psychotherapy or coaching in Central London - Shoreditch EC2 (near Old Street), please feel free to get in touch by calling or using this contact form. I am happy to assist in any way I can.

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    Why seek online counselling and psychotherapy?

    With the increasing pace of our lives, many of us numb, deny, avoid or detach ourselves from painful feelings/thoughts in order to get through the day or survive difficult experiences. If left unattended to, these feelings can manifest as depression, anxiety, disconnection or self-defeating patterns.

    At some point, most of us require encouragement or support to work through challenging periods, particularly in this climate of uncertainty. It might feel hard to be fully transparent with friends or family for fear that we may 'worry' or 'burden' them. Sometimes, they can be too close to the issue to remain objective.

    It is in these moments that the support of an impartial and professionally trained psychotherapist, coach or counsellor can be of huge benefit. This isn't a sign of weakness - it is simply an acknowledgement of being human.

    “My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” ~ Maya Angelou

    What I offer

    I am a welcoming and highly experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and life coach, based in Shoreditch, Central London EC2 (near Old Street) and conduct sessions via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or Hangouts. I am fully insured, a member of the UKCP and registered with the BACP. I work in accordance with their Ethical Framework to ensure safe and professional practice.

    I have worked with clients from a range of different backgrounds, ages, ethnicities and sexual identities for over 14 years and trained at The Minster Centre, the leading integrative psychotherapy training institute in Europe. I work with individuals and couples (aged 18+) on a range of issues, both on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period of time.

    I work from the belief that with the right support and encouragement, we all have the capacity to heal, grow and bring about lasting positive changes. My experience, both personally and professionally, never fails to remind me of this.

    Find out more about me and my experience.

    You can also read more about my background and work as a counsellor, psychotherapist and life coach in London, EC2 in an interview I did with Louise Chunn, the founder of

    “Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us.” ~ David Richo

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    How does counselling or psychotherapy work?

    Counselling and psychotherapy won't erase painful memories and events. However, in my experience, having a non-judgmental, safe and confidential space to work through what is troubling you with someone present and engaged in a skilled way, can be incredibly helpful and liberating.

    It is an opportunity to have protected time, away from the everyday distractions of life, to pause, breathe, gather your thoughts and allow new insights and ways forward to emerge that may not have been possible amongst all the noise.

    Through therapy, you can start to make sense of the experiences and relationships that have shaped you and how they might impact on the 'here-and-now'. With increased awareness, we can make more conscious choices and navigate our lives with greater ease.

    This process can be challenging, but with thoughtfulness, work and commitment, along with the therapeutic alliance we build together, the rewards can be life changing. It is a choice to invest in the most important resource we have - ourselves.

    In saying all of that, therapy is as much about celebrating and amplifying the things that work well in our lives, as it is about working through the difficult stuff. There is always room for laughter, joy, creativity and play in our sessions. I work with, and welcome, the full range of human experience.

    "Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." ~ Carl Jung

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    People I see for online counselling, psychotherapy and coaching

    With loneliness, anxiety and depression on the increase, talking therapies are recognised worldwide, all the way up to the World Health Organisation, as a much-needed form of support for people from all walks of life.

    Global issues such as the current Covid-19 pandemic, the climate emergency, cost of living increases, inequality and social unrest have only served to amplify trauma, grief and uncertainty at both a personal and societal level. These things can be deeply affecting for many of us.

    Over the years, I have worked with a variety of people, from founders/business owners/companies-of-one, creatives, freelancers, academics, CEO's and directors, marketing, finance and IT executives, consultants, lawyers, charity workers, athletes, artists/performers, students, GP's/doctors, health professionals, teachers and emergency service workers.

    I am sensitive and straightforward and know that it can feel like a huge leap of faith to seek counselling, psychotherapy or coaching, so my aim is to put you at ease and meet you where you are in this process.

    I am happy to arrange a brief and informal call, free of charge, to answer any questions you might have about starting psychotherapy, coaching, or counselling online or in Shoreditch EC2 (near Old Street - Central London)

    Benefits of online counselling and psychotherapy

    Some of the potential benefits you can expect to work towards in therapy include:

    • Improved relationships and ability to be open and fully connect with others
    • Showing up from a place of wholeness rather than 'not-enough-ness'
    • Improved self-esteem, self-identity and confidence
    • Release from blocks, barriers or repetitive patterns that do not serve you
    • Greater awareness of our inner naratives/stories, blind spots and limiting beliefs
    • Increased resilience and ability to manage stress, conflict and uncertainty
    • Greater self-awareness and understanding of yourself
    • Feeling more able to create boundaries, healthy communication and self-reflection
    • Healing from past trauma and pain
    • Reconnecting to your intuition, creativity and spontaneity
    • Greater meaning and purpose in your life and work

    Find out more about about me and my experience

    "The only purpose of existence is joy, if there is no joy then what is the point?” ~ Deepak Chopra

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    What about your life coach work online or in Shoreditch EC2 (near Old Street)

    I have dedicated a separate section to my work as a life coach online or in Shoreditch EC2, Central London. It differs from counselling and psychotherapy, in that it is aimed at busy professionals, relatively happy within themselves, but seeking growth, self development and change in some way.

    The focus of transformational coaching is self-awareness and self-development. Unlike mainstream life coach methods, this is less about goal-setting and more about taking an aspect of your personal/professional life and exploring it in a creative way together.

    Business coaching can involve some of the above, but is also aimed at people starting out or in the early stages as a sole trader/small business owner, who require support, mentoring and practical advice.

    Find out more about my approach as a life coach in Shoreditch EC2, in and around Central London, or via Skype / online sessions. It is also possible to combine this with psychotherapy in Central London

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    Nafeeza Towheed: Coaching, Counselling & Psychotherapy online, Central London - Shoreditch EC2 (near Old Street)

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