‘To ask for help is a sign of strength not weakness’
– Michelle Obama
I am a qualified and accredited therapist and a certified couples counsellor.
I also offer supervision to trainee counsellors and therapists
I provide therapy and counselling for individuals( age 15 and above), couples and families
Sessions are in person, Zoom and phone .
I have a availability of low cost fees so do feel free to ask me when you contact me
I offer free 20 minutes Zoom or phone initial consultation.
Never be afraid to tell your story in your own words
Do you need help with:
As your counsellor and therapist I do my best to offer you a safe, confidential and non judgemental space.
Counselling and therapy is different to speaking to friends or family because there are things you will not want to share with family and friends.
The goal of therapy is to understand how we relate to ourselves, to each other and and the social world around us on a conscious and unconscious level.
Our hidden feelings impacts how we behave with others and the world around us. Through our therapeutic journey we begin to bring out our concealed feelings and start exploring and trying to seek what they mean to us.
My approached is influenced by
I do my best to provide a space where you feel listened, safe and cared for. I do my best to enable you speak openly and freely about what you are going through.
Together we explore your situation at your pace that allows you to find fresh perspectives and an insight into what you are going through.
Counselling and Psychotherapy is a journey to empower and support you to find the resources within you to make the transformation you need to make in your life.
“Trauma is the invisible force that shapes our lives. It shapes the way we live, the way we love and the way we make sense of the world. It is at the deepest root of our deepest wounds. Unaddressed trauma keeps perpetuating painful patterns in our lives.”
— Gabor Mate
I am also a certified couples counsellor and have experience of working with couples presenting with,
becoming new parents,
extramarital affairs, unfaithfulness,
mixed race marriages,
Coming from a South Asian background I have an insight and understanding of cultural, religious and traditional expectations, requirements and demands it can place on the individual and a couple.
SOUTH ASIAN HERITAGE THERAPY
My therapy experience also involves working with the South Asian heritage and being of a similar culture it makes it simpler for clients from the Asian background to speak to a therapist who has an insight into the culture, traditions and religion.
If I don’t reply please leave me a voicemail, text or email and I will do my best to get back to you within 48 hours.
My therapy practice in Rickmansworth can be reached via the Metropolitan line on the underground. Rickmansworth is within easy reach of Northwood, Finchley, Wembley Park, Oxhey, Bushey, Croxley Green, Ruislip, Watford, St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Northwood, Pinner, Chorleywood, Harrow, Uxbridge, Northwick Park, Moor Park, Denham, Chalfont, Chesham and Pinner Parking: The Rickmansworth Therapy practise has plenty of off street free parking available.
My counselling practice in Central London is in Mayfair near Harley Street and Bond Street. The counselling practice is 4 minutes walk from Bond Street Station on the Jubilee line and Central Line. It is within easy reach of Oxford Street, Regents Street, Cavendish Square, Harley Street, Finchley Road, Central London, Regents Park, Belsize Park, Swiss Cottage, Maida Vale, Baker Street, St John’s Wood, Marylebone, Kings Cross, Islington and Victoria.
My therapy practise in Northwood is within walking distance of Northwood and Northwood Hills underground Station. Both stations are on the metropolitan line and are easy access from Pinner, Harrow, Harrow on the Hill, Hatch End, Finchley road, Swiss Cottage and Wembley Park. If you are driving here there is free parking available at the practise.
“I began seeing Shireen when I was 20 years old, coming to her for a myriad of reasons: struggling with the bereavement of my mother who died when I was 16, as well a life of separation from my father, issues of personal identity, anxiety and depression, problems at university and difficulties in a long term relationship…
I was also afflicted with traumatic memories and half-memories which I was struggling to make sense of.
Unlike previous therapists and counsellors whose help I had enlisted over the years, my sessions with Shireen provided me for the first time in my life with a space in which I could say absolutely anything I needed to, wanted to, or happened to.
I found that the space Shireen held for me really enabled me to begin a process of healing which had been long overdue. When I think back to the person I was during my life before psychoanalysis with her, I am astounded by the degree to which I was beholden to my suffering, especially anxious and obsessive thoughts, a total lack of a sense of agency and motivation, and the repetition, in my dreams, in my words, in my interpersonal relationships, of traumatic events from my childhood.
All of this sounds pretty deep and maybe if you’re reading this you’d think that my sessions with Shireen were heavy or emotionally cumbersome. This is most certainly not the case. Shireen’s energy is warm, light, welcoming, and therapeutic. The only way I can describe it is her ‘healing vibes’- I started to find that just as her practice allowed me to truly cry, to truly mourn, to speak the damaged and wounded parts of myself freely, it also allowed me to truly laugh, truly joke, truly dream and begin to speculate not simply about the suffering I had experienced, what had been done to me, but about what I WANTED, about what, and how, I desired, and how to dance with my desire rather than be ashamed or crushed or terrified by it.
This is all to say that I cannot recommend Shireen’s practice enough. Psychoanalysis is not a quick fix, and it is also not always so easy and fun- but Shireen had a shining capacity to lighten the load of my emotional suffering and to make the daunting prospect of healing and facing one’s demons actually enjoyable, actually freeing and explorative rather than onerous.
I think before I saw Shireen, the grip I had on my own life and experience of the world was deathly tight- I was holding on for dear life, muscles cramping, tears in my eyes, not much hope left..
Slowly but surely, with her, she showed me it was okay to relax my grip, that I would be safe if even only in the sessions with her, I let go. The tension in my body and mind could begin to ease- I was so afraid of falling, of free-falling into an abyss, but she was there, it was okay, I was safe (even if this feeling of safety at first felt very foreign to me, because of the life I had had.)
Only once I had practiced letting go in sessions, could I actually get a healthier hold on my life, a grip which did not cause me to cramp, and which I could relax when I wanted- free falling became falling in style, like Buzz Lightyear! haha!
Thank you from the depths of my heart Shireen- to infinity and beyond!”
“The therapy experience has been invaluable to me and I wanted to thank you for helping me become a healthier and more centered version of myself.”
“Shireen is a kind but determined psychotherapist. She drives me in the right direction without pushing me. I never felt judged by her. My life in the last 5 years has completely changed and most of my achievements have been done with her… the most important thing I can say is… “the best choice I’ve made in my life has been to start a psychotherapist journey with the right woman.”
“Just a little note to say thank you for all your support over the last year or so. I can really see the changes I have made and feel our work together has been very constructive.”
“I have had the opportunity to sit with Shireen who is amazing. She actually listens to you which I feel is rare. I felt safe talking to her which is so important… I would definitely recommend Shireen’s sessions.”
“Amazing woman who listens patiently and makes you feel completely at ease, highly recommend her.”
“My session with Shireen have really helped me to understand my anxiety and learn ways to cope with it. The support has made a big difference to my life. Thank you Shireen for always being approachable and for listening.”
“Shireen’s understating of human emotion is undeniably accurate as she lets you tell your own story.”
“A heartfelt thank you for helping me and in turn my family over the past 10 months.”
“Shireen is the most wonderfully patient and caring therapist and counsellor. She helps with excellent coping strategies for various issues and her advice is always spot on and stays with you. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs to work through hard times in life.”
“I took part in an online workshop “Creating Mental Wellbeing in the Home during Covid 19′ run by Shireen Noor of ‘Flourish with Therapy’ in April 2020. It was a fantastic workshop, very interactive and practical…
…and I was very impressed with how Shireen drew each participant out on their individual issues and concerns. and was able to help them make sense whether it be dealing with huge change and managing work/home boundaries (working from home) that was for me personally, to creating time and space for yourself, dealing with fear and anxiety regarding the whole Covid 19 situation and generally and how to maintain mental wellbeing.”
“Shireen is very easy to talk to and I felt comfortable working with her. I highly recommend her.”