About Me

Nilufar Rahim

Dip.Couns, MBACP, BSc (Hons), MSc


Having listened to, encouraged and mentored many people in both my professional and personal life led me to becoming a counsellor. Now I help clients to explore and confront their feelings to identify the changes they can make. Through the energy of the human connection to nourish and heal, I believe we can all be empowered to find our own answers and learn to develop better relationships with ourselves and others. 

My Qualifications and


I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by the BACP’s high standards of proficiency and good practice, and their framework of ethics, values and principles underpin my professional conduct. While qualifying, I studied different theoretical approaches to counselling which enables me to create an appropriate and integrated approach for each client. This may also include elements of coaching. Further qualifications include:


  • Certified Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

  • Qualified NLP Coach

  • Certified Practitioner of Time Line Therapy

  • MSc in Education, Power and Social Change

  • BSc (Incorporating Gender Studies)

  • Diploma in World Religions


Previously, working in adult education, I taught and mentored trainee and qualified teachers, gaining knowledge of work-related issues such as stress, performance anxiety and burnout. The insight and skills I attained have proven to be invaluable in my counselling and coaching. 


More recently, I practised at Waterloo Community Counselling which provides multi-ethnic counselling as part of its service. This experience strengthened my knowledge and understanding of inter-cultural therapy. I am a member of BAATN (The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network).


I also practiced at the Albany Trust, a specialist counselling and psychotherapy organisation, focusing on a positive approach to sexuality and relationships across the gender spectrum, with any identity and sexual expression. 

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