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Urfana Ayub

"All we need is Sakoon

Urfana Ayub is a qualified Bacp Registered Counsellor with number of years of experience of counselling offering to clients.

She specialises in Bereavement Counselling from Islamic perspectives.

Contact Urfana Ayub for further queries and booking sessions.


Salam/Hello and Welcome to my profile

My name is Urfana Ayub and I am a registered therapist with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I understand it can be hard to find the reasons behind the pain we are feeling and I believe “All we need is Sakoon” (peace). Sometimes in our life we have to go through hardships, damage, loss, pain, betrayal, misunderstanding, mistrust and search for the needed “Sakoon”.

I am a qualified therapist offering a warm, safe and private space for you to explore how you are feeling. At the heart of my work with you is the relationship that I build with you. I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor but I am integrative in my approach like Solution focused, mindfulness, Cultural Sensitive Counselling, Islamic & spiritual Counselling, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Art therapy & Writing therapy which mean our work together can take many directions and will be tailored to meet your individual needs. We can work together for short term or long term depending on your needs.

Having experienced personal counselling myself I, believe that it can make a positive difference and I can support you to gain insight into what you are experiencing. To offer hope and enable you to change habits, build self-esteem and allow you to start to heal. I do not judge but will offer insights to support you towards your road of recovery. I will work alongside you to enable you to make new choices, make positive changes and heal.

I have a Humanistic philosophy to my work which means I take a holistic view of problems and in our sessions we can discuss and explore any aspects of your mental health and well being.

I work with a range of issues, Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, chronic fatigue , some addictions, eating disorders, family issues, generalised anxiety disorder; Infertility Low self-confidence; Low self-esteem; Panic disorder; Phobias; Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Postnatal depression; Pregnancy and birth; Redundancy; Relationship problems; Separation and divorce; Cultural & Spiritual issues, Stress; Trauma; and work-related stress to name a few.

Clients I work with

I am happy to work with Females and Couples/Marriage Counselling.

I can offer counselling in English, Urdu and Punjabi.



How I work with my clients

I offer face-to-face sessions, online, telephone.

  • Long-term therapy

  • Short-term or time-limited counselling

We will work together depending on your specific needs.

Payment method

Pay By: Bank transfer/Cash

Assessments/ Consultation starts from £50/50 min

Individual Session starts from £40/50 min

Family/Couple/Marriage Counselling starts from £50/min

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I am a fully qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

  • Diploma in Higher Education Person Centred Counselling & Human Relations.

  • BA (Honours) Social Sciences & Humanities and Diploma in Social Work.

  • Diploma in Interpreting (Law & Health)

  • Bilingual Skills Certificate

  • Award in Education & Training level 3

Bereavement Training, Focus on Anxiety & Depression, Eating Disorder & Young people, Early intervention in Psychosis, Solution Focused approaches, Force Marriage & Honour based violence, Child development effects of trauma, Aggression & Violence, Drugs training, Adult protection recognising & responding to abuse, Domestic Abuse & Older people, Cultural competence in Mental Health, Approachable parenting Train the trainer, drugs Training, Safeguarding children, Safeguarding Adults, Early Child development Foundation Training, Time out for Teenagers Training, Introduction to Children & Young people’s Mental Health, Positive thinking skills course, Professional Boundaries, Genetic Factors & Cousin Marriages, Equality & Diversity Training, Tackling Violence against women, Monitoring Sexuality, Adult Protection, dealing with Conflicts, Force Marriages, Violence against Women, Poverty, Sigma & Social exclusion, Children & Mental health, Rape Crises Training, Management of Aggression & Violence Training, Understanding the effects of Sexual Abuse, Racial awareness and reporting Crime, Sexual abuse in Asian families, Domestic Abuse & Child Protection, MARAC training, Pornography & Prostitution Training, Self Harm & Health Issues, Sexual violence & Criminal Law, Anti – discriminatory Practice,LGBTQ Awareness, Myths & Realities of Sexual Violence.