Training, background and qualifications;
Hello my name is Georgina. I am a convert to Islam of over 15 years now, alhamduillah. My love for psychotherapy has originated through my journey of faith, I have found it a great developmental companion as I navigate challenges along the spiritual path. As well as my work as a therapist I am a Doctorate researcher looking at Integrative Islamic Psychotherapy. I also facilitate Barclays life skills workshops in schools and colleges for the Transformation Trust.
As well as my therapy work, my husband and I form part of a team that manages the Manchester Islamic & Cultural Centre (Masjid Salahadeen al Ayubi). My main role is support for converts as well as Event and Education planning.
Qualifications & Experience
Current: PhD Candidate researcher at Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University.
Islam 102 Certificate. CMA Marifah Foundation (Fiqh (Shafi) Seerah, Aqeedah, Quran)
Spiritual Training and Supervision. From 2010 I have been receiving Islamic Tarbiyah and guidance on the application of Tazkiyah with a Scholar who specialises in the practice.
Professional Training (level 7) in Psychotherapy
- 4 years Advanced Professional Training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy UKATA BACP registered.
- 2010-2017: South Manchester Centre of Psychotherapy (SMCP) Certificate in Psychotherapeutic practice
- Governing Body Registration: UKATA and BACP Registered Psychotherapist and Member (MBACP) of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists . Also a member of the International Transactional Analysis Association ITAA
BSc Hons (1st Class) Counselling Studies with Therapeutic Pathways University of Salford 2011 – 2014
Couples counselling bridging training with TLC/Relate. (CPD)
Certificate of HE in Person Centred Counselling. University of Salford
Level 2 (ABC) in Counselling Skills. Stockport College. 2009-2010
Islamic Counselling Certificate Level 1 . Ihsaan. Proff R Skinner
Islamic 101 Certificate. CMA Marifah Foundation (Fiqh, Hadith, Seerah, Tafsir)
Psychotherapist and Counsellor. (2013-ongoing)
Individual, couples, and group counselling.
Child and Young Persons Practitioner.
Tameside Oldham & Glossop MIND. Facilitator of early intervention strategies for positive mental health in schools with children aged 7-18 years.
with The Transformation Trust in schools facilitating the Barclays Life Skills workshops.
reverts and converts to Islam group therapy sessions.
Regional Event Organiser
Islamic Courses and seminars.
Administrator and HR
Salahadeen Al Ayubi Community Centre (MICC) 2014 – present.