Reflective Therapy

....moments of calm in the chaos of life

Some more about me...

1.  Identity


Understanding and acknowledging the difference and diversity of experiences is an important part of my practice as a therapist.    

Joining Switchboard was the start of my journey to become a therapist - initially as a listening volunteer and then standing to be a Trustee.  I've also been active in a cultural and religious organisation.  These experiences and the people that I've met and learnt from have helped me to understand the challenges that some people face living in environments that can be indifferent or hostile.  

2.  Difference... Diversity... Other... Them...

Being different in any way - whether than related to culture, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or anything really - can be an amazing journey of self-discovery and it can also be disruptive and destructive.  

Being 'othered'; not being seen, heard or listened to; not feeling that you are represented or that you belong - can leave one searching to belong.  

Questioning yourself and your very right to be present and exist will undoubtedly have a negative impact on mental, spiritual and physical health.  

3.  Working together - what to expect

I provide a space where you can be you.  

Where you can take a deep breath without all the restrictions that society can place on a person.  

A space where you can be tearful, weary, angry, ecstatic and thoughtful and resentful - where you can experience pain and tears without judgement.  

Where you will have a witness and support as you go on your journey of self-discovery. 

© Naeem Rahman 2022. All rights reserved.

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