Tell us about yourself
Samia is a Humanistic Integrative therapist based in Karachi. Originally a lawyer by profession, Samia entered the world of metal health in 2012 and trained as a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor with a London-based Counselling School’s Pakistan Chapter, Centre for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD).
Samia currently has a private Counselling practice at her own clinic in Karachi, DHA Phase 2 and also works as the Pakistan representative and Coordinator for the Centre for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) which focuses on bringing ethical, safe Counselling practice to Pakistan. Samia is regulated by and is an Individual Member of the UK based governing body, the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
Samia’s counselling practice comprises of children, adolescents and adults. “The very nature of integrative work is learning various approaches and then integrating them into my own work, creating an individual and unique style, depending on the individual needs of my clients. My work includes using Humanistic, Psycho-dynamic, art and play therapy exercises, psycho-education and bodywork for various issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma etc. It very much depends on what the client brings to therapy.” Samia is currently in the process of completing a Master Practitioner Diploma in Eating Disorders & Obesity from London and is also starting the Supervision Diploma with CPPD to qualify as a Clinical Supervisor. In the near future, Samia plans to expand her practice into setting up an Eating Disorder & Obesity clinic which focuses on a more holistic approach to eating disorders in particular and obesity in general.