My name is Maliha Salman. I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor. I decided to create a blog to share my knowledge and experience of therapy and positive emotional health. I feel there is still a lot of stigma attached to mental health and help seeking. For these reasons my hopes are to raise mental health awareness, and to share articles that encourage people to look within their internal world.
I also work as a private therapist (see Counselling services). Before this I worked as a student counsellor in Greenwich university for 2 years. I also spent 18 months working for a counselling service named Care to Listen where I saw clients for a range of difficulties. Additionally, I worked as a sessional IAPT (improving access to psychological therapies) counsellor for 6 months, where I provided therapy for clients in Urdu, Hindi and English.
I completed my counselling training at Greenwich university, where I gained an MSc in Therapeutic counselling. I also hold a BSc in Psychology from Brunel university. As an integrative therapist I draw on ideas from a number of models and approaches of psychotherapy and counselling. I mainly work using person-centered, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and transpersonal approaches. However, I continue to develop myself as a counsellor and I believe in staying open to the vast array of ideas there are within the profession. I do this by regularly attending continuing professional development courses and keeping myself up to date with theory and research within the field.