Nafeeza Towheed Counselling, Psychotherapy & Coaching
in Shoreditch

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Coaching, counselling & psychotherapy in Central London - Shoreditch EC2 and EC1V (near Old Street)

A warm welcome to you. If you are here, then it is likely that you are hoping to make some changes in your life.

  • Are you struggling to concentrate, make decisions, or complete everyday tasks?

  • Are you experiencing an overwhelming, prolonged sense of sadness, helplessness, stress or depression?

  • Does your relationship with a partner or family feel difficult? Maybe you are going through a break-up, separation or divorce?

  • Does pain from the past or anxiety about the future make it hard to enjoy the present?

  • Are you finding it hard to cope with a bereavement, grief or loss

  • Do you feel that destructive or self defeating patterns of behaviour hold you back?

  • Are you lacking in confidence, self-esteem, motivation or a sense of your own identity?

  • Does a work-related issue need attention, such as conflict at work, bullying, a career change/break or redundancy?

  • Or, perhaps you want to focus on self development, increasing self-awareness, or finding new meaning/purpose in your life?

For all this and more, therapy or coaching can be of real benefit.

I hope you find all the information you require on this site. If you do have any further questions, or would like to book an initial session for coaching, psychotherapy or counselling in Central London - Shoreditch EC2 and Old Street, EC1V, please feel free to get in touch by calling or using this contact form. I am more than happy to assist in any way I can.

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Why seek counselling and psychotherapy?

With increasingly busy lifestyles, many of us numb ourselves, distract from or push away painful feelings/thoughts in order to get through life or survive a traumatic event. If left unattended to, these feelings can manifest as depression, anxiety, disconnection or self-defeating patterns.

Periodically, we all require encouragement and support to work through challenging times and events. It isn't always possible or appropriate to turn to friends or family - it may feel difficult to be fully open with them, or that we might 'worry' or 'burden' others.

It is in these instances that the support of an impartial and professionally trained counsellor or psychotherapist, can be the answer. This isn't a sign of weakness, only an acknowledgement that we are human.

”We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell

What I offer

I am an approachable and experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and life coach, based in Shoreditch, Central London EC2 and Old Street, EC1V. I also conduct sessions via Skype. 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 all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds since 2010 and trained at The Minster Centre, the leading integrative psychotherapy and counselling 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 time period.

It is my strong 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, reminds me of this time and again.

Find out more about me and my experience.

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

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." ~ Rumi

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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 trained to actively listen in a skilled way, can be incredibly helpful and liberating.

It is an often rare opportunity to have protected time, away from the everyday distractions of life, to pause, breathe, gather your thoughts and allow new perspectives and insight to emerge that may not have been possible amongst all the surrounding 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 informed 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 an opportunity to invest in the most important resource we all have - ourselves.

”One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” ~ Carl Gustav Jung

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People I see for counselling and psychotherapy

In recent years, talking therapies have been recognised worldwide as a much-needed form of support for a wide range of people.

Over the years, I have worked with a variety of people, from creatives, entrepreneurs, athletes, academics, finance, CEO's and directors, marketing and IT professionals, consultants, lawyers, charity workers, students, health professionals, teachers and emergency service workers.

I have a sensitive, down-to-earth manner and know that it can feel like a huge leap of faith to seek counselling or psychotherapy, so my goal is to put you at ease and meet you where you are.

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 in EC2A or EC1V, Shoreditch / Old Street - Central London

Benefits of counselling and psychotherapy

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

  • Greater self-awareness and understanding of yourself
  • New perspectives and greater choices open to you
  • Improved relationships and ability to be open and fully connect with others
  • Improved self-esteem, self-identity and confidence
  • Release from blocks, barriers or repetitive patterns that no longer serve you
  • Increased resilience and ability to manage stress, conflict and uncertainty
  • Improved ability to manage difficult emotions
  • Healing from past trauma and pain
  • Realisation of your full potential
  • Reconnecting to your creativity and spontaneity
  • Greater meaning and purpose in your life and work
  • Living more fully in the present moment - feeling more alive

Find out more about about me and my experience

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What about your life coach work in Shoreditch EC2 and EC1V?

I have dedicated a separate section to my work as a life coach 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 / EC1V, in and around Central London, or via Skype / online sessions. It is also possible to combine these with psychotherapy in Central London

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Nafeeza Towheed: Coaching, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Central London - Shoreditch EC2 and EC1V (near Old Street)

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