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Jonathan Ganesh

Jonathan is a Founder Member of Docklands Counselling and has been a fellow of ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists) since 2021. He has more than 20 years of experience working with people with mental health conditions.

He has been awarded accreditation in sociology from The Open University and holds qualifications in mental health, nutrition and a Diploma in counselling.

On the 9th of February 1996 Jonathan was left severely injured as a consequence of the London Docklands terrorist bomb which also killed two of his friends. However, he has utilised his challenging experiences to help other victims of conflict to move forward. Jonathan has frequently lectured at a number of renowned educational organisations and also liaised with governments across the world concerning PTSD and mental health conditions.

Jonathan is honorary president of the DVA (Docklands Victims Association)and has for the past 25 years promoted and advocated for those suffering from mental health issues. He has been consulted by the UK government and has frequently appeared on the BBC, ITN, ITV, Sky News, CBS,and CNN concerning mental health conditions. In addition, he has been featured in media publications and he also published reports addressing mental health which have been acknowledged by the UK government.

In addition to working within private practice, he has a vast amount of experience working in the charity sector on a broad range specialising in areas including abuse, addiction, ADHD, anger issues, anxiety, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, LGBT, OCD, parenting-related issues, personality disorders, phobias, post natal depression, PTSD, relationships, sexual problems, stress management, suicidal thoughts, victims of conflict and terrorism.

Jonathan has been commended for his actions during COVID 19. He drove a support ambulance whilst with the NHS on the frontline. He also provided telephone counselling and support to those that had isolated at home.

Jonathan practises mainly a humanistic perspective; he is also trained in psychodynamic and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)

Jonathan is passionate about developing a strong therapeutic relationship with his clients.

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Dr Tahmina Bashir

Tahmina is a medical scientist and holds accreditation from KUL. She has obtained qualifications in mental health.
For the past 20 years, she has specialised in treating and helping those individuals who struggle with mental health conditions including abuse, addiction, anger issues, bereavement, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders, OCD, panic attacks, PTSD, relationship issues, self-harm, stress management.

Tahmina began her career working primarily with teenagers with significant mental health challenges, and has experience working in non-profit schools and universities before moving into private practice.

She values how individuals make sense of their experiences and their lives. She integrates person-centred and psychodynamic and cognitive behaviour therapies to provide help to her clients.

Tahmina works to create a tailed approach to suit her client's needs and offers a safe, warm, non-judgmental approach to addressing the needs of her client. She helps her clients to find a way forward to overcome challenges and difficulties. Tahmina believes that change happens when people are given the guidance they need to draw and utilise their strength to reach their full potential.

Tahmina will work with her client collaboratively to find ways of viewing difficulties and develop new ways of coping and exploring interventions to alleviate distress.