Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
After completing his core psychology degree Akbar completed two further post graduate degrees. Advanced Practice Interventions for Primary Care Mental Health in 2008, from the University of Manchester, and training for the High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy programme in 2010, from Kings College London Institute of Psychiatry. This included both academic and practical competencies required by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). His key values as a therapist are to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for clients, and to work together toward a journey of recovery.
Akbar has many years' experience of working with depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), panic, social anxiety, health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), low self-esteem, work related stress, stress management, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), long term health conditions, mindfulness, men's health and wellbeing and specific phobias. He also offers clinical supervision to both psychological wellbeing practitioners and high intensity therapists.
Akbar practices mindfulness in his spare time and regularly uses this practice in the morning, throughout the working day and evening, which helps him to keep a steady work/life balance.