For the longest of time, I had always envisioned myself as someone who wants to do something for other people, whether it was social work or volunteer work. I knew in my heart that my job as an architect is something that is paying my bills but wasn’t necessarily giving me that inner fulfilment.
In 2016, I embarked on a journey to venture out as a therapist. I searched out several options that were viable for me, and was able to complete my Diploma in Integrative Counselling with CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) based in the UK.
In addition to this, I also completed my training in NLP with Arslan Larik & Company, which in turn is affiliated with American Board of NLP (ABNLP). With the NLP Master Practitioner training, I have also trained to be Master Time Line Therapist.
Under Thrive Therapy, I will be offering my professional services as a Psychotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner and a Life Coach, all depending on the client’s needs.
CPCAB – Psychotherapist (Humanistic & Integrative Psychodynamic)
October 2016 – October 2017
Completion of Level III Certification Course in Counselling (120 contact training hours)
Level 3 Certifricate in Counselling received from the UK
May 2018 – October 2019
Completion of Diploma in Integrative Counselling (120 contact training hours)
Permission to see clients (under strict supervision for 100 hours by a senior level psychotherapist Maryam Suheyl)
Cleared my Observed Clinical Exam and thereby granted permission to see clients independently.
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling received from the UK.
Completed more than 670 hours of client work, having seen a large range of clients from the age of 13 up to 75, children, men and women. Have worked with a wide array of issues from depression, sadness, anger, relationships, parents/ generational gap, and cultural issues. I do have my limitations at this point and so don’t work with clients who are children, couples counselling, those who are suicidal or those with personality disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder etc) as they require a lot of formal training.
NLP with Arslan Larik & Co – Master NLP Practitioner
Completion of intensive one week training as NLP Basic Practitioner
Completion of the Upgradation Triple Certification training of NLP Basic Practitioner
- 130 hours for NLP Practitioner – 60 hours of trainings, Assignments, Audio files
Completion of the Master NLP Practitioner training program
- 140 hours for Master Practitioner 70 hours of trainings, assignments, peer group coaching report, audio files
July 2021 – Life Coach
I am currently in the process of attaining my Life Coaching Certificate from the brilliant Kain Ramsay at Udemy. It’s very similar to counselling, except it’s more focused on resolving challenges on all aspects of life without having to dive into trauma or deep emotions.
Should anyone be interested, they can always reach out to me by emailing me at
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