Amanah Counselling incorporates spirituality within the therapeutic process. Mainstream counselling looks at mental and physical well being but does not include the spiritual aspect. We deliver a culturally competent service for our clients. Amanah provides an opportunity to explore the spiritual, psychological and emotional needs within the Islamic and cultural frame work.
Our Service was born from the realisation that the Muslim community is in dire need of reviving the tradition of seeking guidance and advice in relationship difficulties and personal issues.
Our Founder, Abeda Ahmad, has a Masters Degree in Development Studies and English Literature. She is a Relate Counsellor as well as a CEDR Accredited Mediator. She has extensive experience of working with Individuals and Families, including those who have children with special needs and disabilities.
Abeda is also a Relationship therapist with a specialism in Psychosexual Issues in married couples. She also works with Muslims who struggle with Sex and Pornography addiction. She has specialised in Addiction counselling from the Institute of Sex Addiction Training, becoming the first Muslim counsellor in United Kingdom to have this qualification. She has many years of experience in delivering training to both parents and professionals. She is an Accredited Approachable Parenting Facilitator and has a keen interest in Parenting. She also speaks extensively in the community about issues that are considered taboo and difficult.
Passionate About Helping Others
She runs a thriving practice in Solihull, West Midlands and her clients are from all across the globe. As a Muslim Counsellor working for the last twenty years, Abeda’s passion is to work with individuals, couples and families with an Islamic perspective. Abeda’s approach is warm, engaging and non-judgemental and she offers immediate feedback and practical tools to deliver timely results. She also regularly writes for Muslim Matters.