About Us

Lead Director of Sahee Counselling

Sajeda Patel ( MA BSc Dipl MBACP )

Hi, just a little bit on how we got here. I grew the organisation from the initiative of wanting to establish a service for the needs of the muslim community. As muslims there is a need to work with professions who are aware of the cultural and religious context that forms part of our identity . Also, there can be barriers preventing people reaching out for support as a result of the stigma that exists towards what is an acceptable way of being. I am very grateful and optimistic in the work we are doing within the community الحمد لله , which has provided new ways to reach those struggling and in normalising the use of the services انشالله.

Level of Education and Qualifications:

  • Islamic Aproaches to Psychotherapy , International Association of Islamic Psychology,

  • Diploma in the Practice of Supervision, Leeds Centre for Psychological Develpment

  • MSc Psychological Therapies, University of Bradford

  • Paper Published: One Half of The World: Hemianopia or Neglect, British Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation (1999, Vol. 7: Pg. 327)

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Orthoptics, University of Liverpool

  • Principles of Teaching and Learning, University of Salford

  • Couples and Family Therapy Diploma

  • Diploma Special Educational Needs Advanced

  • Diploma in Joint Life Coaching and Counselling

  • Therapeutic Art Diploma

  • Mindfulness Diploma, Centre of Excellence

  • Diploma Counselling Children and Adolescents, Online Academies

  • ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Dewsbury College

  • Impact of Domestic Violence

  • Friend or Foe, Level 3

  • Masterclass: Child and Adolescence Neglect, Level 4

  • Child Sexual Exploitation Advanced Practitioner, Level 4

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children, Level 2 (Kirklees Safeguarding Board)

  • Community Champion for Substance Misuse Course, Chart Kirklees

  • Understanding Self-Harm

  • Mosaic II training (Issues surrounding sexual abuse)

Experience Gained:

I started my carreer path as an Orthoptst (1996-2002). Through my passion for empowering others, I trained and worked for the Samaritans (1998). Since then, I have worked for the Womens Centre, Mosaic 11, Bradford Counselling Service, Northorpe Hall, Madni Academy School, Youth Club, and Medical Centre. Presently, I run a range of supportive services at Sahee Counselling for client work as well as setting up services with the mosques / community centre. I provide counselling alongside Emotional Support for Children and Young People (ESCAYP) and Ihsaan .

I am a registered member of the British Asociations of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP).

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