Talha Iqbal (T.i.)

Counsellor, PACFA

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Talha Iqbal (T.i.)

Counsellor, PACFA

he/they

Verified by Psychology Today

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About

I work with LGBTIQA+ identifying clients and their families, People of Colour (PoC), migrants and folks from refugee or asylum-seeking backgrounds. I work in an intersectional way taking into account identity, mental health and other aspects of an individual. I specialise in working with clients who have had to migrate and leave their country of origin and are having a difficult time navigating life in a foreign country.
I focus on creating safety and trust which allows for what is specific and causing suffering to emerge. I use my lived experience of being a migrant and queerness to inform my work.
The time we start looking for a counsellor or seeking help is usually a very vulnerable one. Perhaps we could have a conversation to see if I am the right fit and whether I can hold a healing space for you.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $120 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Clinical Member
  • Training: Masters in Counselling / 2016
I have studied counselling for 5 years in total. My lived experience is what motivated me to take counselling up as a profession.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Clinical Member
  • Diploma: CPPD UK / Certitifate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from CPPD, UK / 2016
Specialties
  • Transgender
  • LGBTQ+
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Experiences of migration
  • Family Conflict
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Person of Colour (PoC, intersectionalities)
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Coaching
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2022
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Talha Iqbal (T.i.)

Counsellor, PACFA