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COUNSELLING IS A PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL EXCHANGE SO THE TESTIMONIALS BELOW ARE ALL ANONYMOUS. WE ARE INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL TO THE CIENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN THE TIME TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES.

WE HOPE THIS GIVES OTHERS HOPE THAT SEEKING HELP CAN LEAD TO TRANSFORMATION.

"I was trapped for 20 years thinking I was posessed by black magic. I found Amanah Counselling after recommendation from an Imam to seek help from a professional Muslim Counsellor. I am so glad that I did because I am now on the road to recovery! Alhumdulillah I feel like I have regained control of my life and I am very grateful to Amanah Counselling, May Allah (swt) reward them."

Client based in Birmingham 

Holding Hands

"I was in a very dark place in my marriage and Abeda helped me get back to myself! Each session was constructive and guided us to focus on something we could improve for the next session. The sessions not only focused on our challenges in the marriage but Abeda really understood us as individual people and how our life experiences were influencing our actions and decisions. Learning more about myself and my husband and focusing on getting the balances right in my life has resulted in a happier marriage and the right environment for my children. I couldn’t have achieved this without Abeda. She is a dedicated therapist and I am forever grateful."

Client based in Canada

"Coming from a South Asian background it is taboo to discuss anything around intimacy. We were struggling with intimacy for a period of time but was clueless how to pick ourselves up again. Through Amanah counselling we were given a toolkit that we worked through at our own pace. The toolkit took us step by step, which made us realise the importance of foreplay and even basic things me and my spouse were not doing that helped build trust, love and bond between us. Abeda was very patient and supported us through each step and any obstacles we faced she steered us back on path. Anyone unsure, I would encourage you to at least try a session, it can feel uncomfortable because the topic is taboo and not spoken but there is no shame in seeking help and Abeda really helped us feel comfortable and open up with our spouse about our struggles."

Sex Therapy Clients based in London

"I suffered from severe panic attacks for years and had given up on any possibility of getting better. Alhumdulillah working with my counsellor has helped me tremendously.

I have been symptom free for months. I never realised talking therapy could be so effective. I recommend this service to anyone who needs help!"

Client based in Birmingham 

Thinking Man on Couch

"Having struggled alone with an addiction for about 6 years, I felt it was an unfixable issue and totally out of my control. I started therapy with someone else for about 6 months but didn't see a huge improvement in this specific area. It really affected my self-esteem and wellbeing, leaving me feeling low for a long time. After researching to find  a new female Muslim therapist who specialises in this area, although I was nervous and hesitant at first, I reached out to Abeda. This has been one of the best decisions I've ever made! From very early on, I had a good feeling as I realised her more practical and productive approach. Within just a month, she helped me to start equipping myself with a range of methods to combat this destructive addiction, as well as helping me to adjust to healthier ways of thinking. By implementing some changes and starting regular activities like exercising and outdoor walking for example, I have been able to better manage my general wellbeing too which has been vital during the pandemic. I cannot recommend her highly enough to someone going through the same, or other, mental health issue. Thank you so much Abeda!"

Female Client from Manchester 

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"I struggled with porn addiction for almost 30 years of my life and could not find a way out. It's pretty discouraging when you go and see your doctor who refers you to a therapist to tell you that masturbation is a normal part of life and can be a stress reliever. I lived with a lot of guilt. I have a lovely family and seeing them day in and day out, going to the mosque and being a respected member of the community, was like I was living 2 lives. Online courses, listening to lectures, none of this helped. It's like I would start every week, month or Ramadan saying this is it finally with no success. 

Abeda made me feel comfortable and had a non-judgmental approach. The key approach taken by Amanah Counselling that I had never experienced before was to include  Islamic values which were very close to my heart and she enabled me to dig deeper and pull out deep-rooted issues that were causing this behaviour. We live in an extended family with both my parents and wife/family in the same home and taking care of my addiction allowed me to improve my relationship with my parents and spouse. I am grateful to Allah to have been referred to sister Abeda by a couple who she had worked within the past. I would highly recommend her as she is warm, compassionate, caring and she offers practical advice and tools."

Addiction Client

"Having struggled with masturbation addiction for about 6 years, I felt it was an unfixable issue and totally out of my control. I started therapy with someone else for about 6 months but didn't see a huge improvement. It really affected my self-esteem and wellbeing, leaving me feeling low for a long time. After researching to find a new female Muslim therapist who specialises in this area, although I was nervous and hesitant at first, I reached out to Abeda. This has been one of the best decisions I've ever made! From very early on, I had a good feeling as I realised her practical and productive approach. Within just a month, she helped me to start equipping myself with a range of methods to combat this destructive addiction, as well as helping me to adjust to healthier ways of thinking. By implementing some changes and starting regular activities like exercising and outdoor walking, for example, I have been able to better manage my general wellbeing too which has been vital during the pandemic. I cannot recommend her highly enough to someone going through the same, or other, mental health issue. Thank you so much Abeda!"

 

Female client with Sexual Addiction