[vc_row us_bg_image=”48″ us_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” css=”.vc_custom_1522389326384{padding-top: 60px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Meet Shima” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:40px|text_align:left|color:%23333333″ google_fonts=”font_family:Open%20Sans%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]As an experienced integrative clinical psychotherapist my private practice encompasses a diverse range of clients from all walks of life, cultures, ages, sexual identifications and nationalities. Psychosoul Therapy is a practice which has evolved with a focus on childhood trauma and its sequelae in adult life. I have successfully worked with clients struggling with symptoms diagnosed as Bipolar, PTSD, CPTSD, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), depression, anxiety, and other issues. In my private psychotherapy practice I work holistically, embracing all dimensions of the human experience to bring to conscious awareness parts of the unconscious self.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”My journey into Psychotherapy” font_container=”tag:h5|font_size:23px|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]My journey into psychotherapy began with the body – a scientific exploration of blood flow imaging in patients suffering with chronic back pain. This was the topic of my 5-year clinical PhD research from Imperial College London. I am interested in the subjective experience of chronic pain and the relationship between biology, dis-ease and emotional burdens. These may be linked to unresolved traumas/issues often occurring in early life. Such painful experiences may develop into somatic blocks and/or unhealthy behavioural patterns.

As a Postdoctoral researcher at Oxford University, I explored the bio-psychosocial risk factors associated with chronic illnesses. This revealed the relationship between chronic pain, depression and anxiety in patients under our care for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and other inflammatory conditions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][us_single_image image=”61″ size=”full” align=”center” el_class=”meet” css=”.vc_custom_1523534954966{border-radius: 35px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle” height=”auto” el_class=”pain” css=”.vc_custom_1524033346381{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;}” el_id=”clinic”][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row height=”auto” width=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1524033313010{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;}” el_id=”clinic”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1522523554305{padding-left: 70px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Clinical Insights ” font_container=”tag:h5|font_size:23px|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]These insights and my extensive clinical experience – motivated me to become a psychotherapist. I completed my training in 2012 and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

Trained in both clinical sciences and psychotherapeutic approaches, I offer an integral/holistic approach to psychotherapy. With a unique focus on the links between body and mind I am able to bring multiple aspects of self into conscious awareness. One of my focuses is on trauma-related therapy. My trauma-based work began whilst practicing as a psychotherapist at Oxford’s Simon House – a residential hostel for people who had become homeless.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row height=”auto” width=”full” el_id=”clinic2″ css=”.vc_custom_1524031666406{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ el_id=”report”][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1522523563128{padding-right: 70px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Trauma Related Work” font_container=”tag:h5|font_size:23px|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Many of my clients suffered from a range of moderate to severe mental health issues. These problems included anxiety, complex trauma, addiction problems, complex PTSD, bipolar disorder, depression, self – harm, sexual/physical/emotional abuse, borderline personality disorder and schizophrenia. These difficulties were often the result of severe childhood trauma and neglect. This training was an invaluable experience working with complex-trauma related cases and crisis situations. I am forever grateful to all the courageous men and women who trusted, shared and bared their souls in our therapeutic work together.

My multidimensional training enables me the unique opportunity to integrate trauma related work with the psychodynamic and humanistic models in my psychotherapy practice. Every session is organic and tailored to meet the unique needs of each of my clients.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”middle” height=”auto” el_class=”pain” css=”.vc_custom_1524033329052{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;}” el_id=”clinic”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Additional Professional Training (CPD)” font_container=”tag:h5|font_size:23px|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title=”Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery: Healing the Brain-the neuroscience of trauma leading to complex PTSD and DID” tab_id=”Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery: Healing the Brain-the neuroscience of trauma leading to complex PTSD and DID”][vc_column_text][Cert. (PODS), London 2016][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Working with Relational Trauma: Early childhood trauma through the lens of Attachment Theory.” tab_id=”1524143634043-7b463697-386e”][vc_column_text][Cert.(PODS), London 2015][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Trauma and the Body: the impact of childhood sexual abuse on the body and physical health.” tab_id=”Trauma and the Body: the impact of childhood sexual abuse on the body and physical health.”][vc_column_text][Cert. (PODS), London 2014][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Living and Working with Dissociation.” tab_id=”Living and Working with Dissociation.”][vc_column_text][Cert. (PODS), London 2013][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Why do people self-harm?” tab_id=”1524143625401-ed074cca-60b7″][vc_column_text][Cert. (SRF), London 2012][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Domestic Violence: The impact on attachment relationships in families” tab_id=”Domestic Violence: The impact on attachment relationships in families”][vc_column_text][Cert, (SRF), London 2011][/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row us_bg_image=”116″ us_bg_repeat=”no-repeat” us_bg_parallax=”vertical” us_bg_parallax_reverse=”1″ us_bg_overlay_color=”rgba(75,22,22,0.66)” css=”.vc_custom_1522920241861{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”“ If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.“ – Rumi ” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:25px|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Libre%20Baskerville%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700|font_style:400%20italic%3A400%3Aitalic”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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