I have been working as a mental health counsellor for a few years now. Training in Integrative Psychotherapy and working with culturally sensitive environment has equipped me to help clients with a wide range of mental health issues and trauma (Child Sexual Abuse, domestic abuse, and others). My work as a counsellor has included working with anxiety, depression, loss, isolation, and trauma including abuse of different natures. Currently, I am working with victims and survivors of domestic violence within an organisation. I see clients from diverse communities and ages. Belonging to a complex culture myself, makes it natural and easier for me to relate and understand culturally complex, sensitive, and diverse issues that different individuals face. Most of my work has been relational and integrates evidence-based therapies, following on individual needs. The modalities I follow include humanistic, psychodynamic, CBT and other forms of therapy. I believe that therapeutic relationship holds a lot of power in the room and can be a major contributing factor towards the healing for clients.
I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My style of therapy is very open and integrative. I focus on body-mind processes in therapy and also focus on how a person’s early relationship dynamics are contributing to their present life. I look at it as a process of awareness and transformation. It is more like looking at how a client's relationship dynamics are designed and how they manifest in their present life. As I explore this space with clients, I also like to focus on their strengths and how the difficulties they face can be overcome. Therapy is a journey taken both by therapist and client. I believe in an equal space shared by two humans. Again, the most important thing in the room is client's needs and goals and therefore, I like to keep my therapy very client centered.
If you are thinking about starting therapy with me, I welcome you. The first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and can be extremely difficult. I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #399206
Arham is very a lovely therapist, she's very real, listens extremely well, and gives good support when needed. I would recommend her 10/10 :)
Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Arham for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
I’ve been so very lucky to be blessed with an excellent listener from the first day. Arham has heard my deepest feelings and life stories and has been consistently supportive and helpful through it all. I’ve have grown with her help and judgement-free guidance. I highly recommend Arham Abtahi as a caring, open, compassionate and professional therapist. Thank you dear soul!
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Arham for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder
She is so great, she listens, she allows you to speak before her, and is really easy to open up to.
Written on Jul 21, 2023 after therapy with Arham for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
She’s such a sweet and good at listening person. She helped me to have another view and how to face my traumatic experience.
Written on Jun 12, 2023 after therapy with Arham for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and adhd
She's extremely understanding and kind.
Written on May 12, 2023 after therapy with Arham for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties