About Dr Amirah

Welcome. I am glad that you have found this website. I am the founder and lead 

psychologist of AI Psychology. I am a warm and friendly psychologist, who is

empathic and is centred around you and your therapeutic needs. I specialise in

offering 1:1 treatment as well as couple and family interventions.

Background

I have worked in the NHS in a variety of contexts and settings, including with

children, young people, their families and adults. This means that I am well placed

to work with people across the lifespan, with various presenting difficulties ranging

from low mood, difficult family relationships, physical health concerns, and 

managing the effects of trauma.

My background as a mixed race Muslim female has influenced my position as an

anti-oppressive and intersectional psychologist. I am compassionate and sensitive

and I am committed to promoting non-pathologizing paradigms of distress. I believe 

that the suffering we experience as humans is usually as a result of the difficulties

experienced in life.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you - Maya Angelou

Therapeutic Approaches

I use a broad range of evidence-based therapy approaches to inform my work with you, and this includes cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, attachment and psychodynamic, systemic, compassion focussed, and transpersonal therapy approaches.

I have many years of experience working with trauma, and I can offer Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR).

 

We will collaborate and decide on the approach that will best meet your therapeutic needs. Irrespective of the therapy interventions used, I am relational, dynamic, down to earth and person centred.

Ethics

I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Training and Qualifications

Chartered Psychologist, CPsychcol

Post Graduate Diploma Children and Young People's IAPT: Systemic and Family Practice, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, DCouns
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children- Fifth Edition (WISC-V)
British Psychological Society Test User: Occupational, Ability (RQTU)
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 
BSc Hons in Psychology

Representative Academic Publications

Iqbal, A (2016). An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of counselling psychologists who work with clients who self harm. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of Counselling Psychology, UK, July, 2016.

Iqbal, A (2015). The ethical considerations of counselling psychologists working with trauma: Is there a risk of vicarious traumatization? Counselling Psychology Review, 30, (1), 44-51.

Contact

You can contact Dr Amirah Iqbal by:

Tel: 07878212348 

Email: enquiry@aipsychologyltd.com

Or you can complete the contact form.

We will endeavour to respond to all enquiries in 48 hours.

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