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Your Path to Inner Healing and Transformation

Psychotherapy and Counselling Services

Are you seeking support, guidance, and empowerment on your journey towards personal transformation and emotional well-being? As an integrative counsellor based in London, I am here to provide you with a compassionate and holistic approach to counselling that is tailored to your unique needs.


At Serene Therapy and Counseling Services, my goal is to create a safe and nurturing space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and challenges in a non-judgmental environment. With years of experience and a deep understanding of various therapeutic modalities, I am committed to helping you navigate life's difficulties and discover your inner strength and resilience.


Whether you are struggling with past trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem challenges, or navigating life transitions, I am here to support you every step of the way. Together, we will explore your experiences, uncover underlying patterns, develop coping strategies, and cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself. Through our collaborative work, you will gain valuable insights, develop effective tools, and build resilience to overcome obstacles and achieve personal growth.

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My name is Arezu Nikukar

MSc. Psychotherapist

Welcome to my counselling practice. My name is Arezu Nikukar, and I go by the nickname 'Rose' for the ease of my friends and clients in the UK, a nod to my British-Iranian background. I am a proud member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the leading Professional Association for Members of the Counselling Professions in the UK. This membership reflects my commitment to adhering to high standards of professional practice and ongoing professional development.​

As an Integrative counsellor, I bring a unique blend of experience and knowledge to my practice. With two psychology degrees, I've always been passionate about learning and research. This passion started during my student years when I delved into psychology research, and it's a habit I've carried into my professional life. I'm committed to staying updated with the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology. This dedication ensures that my clients benefit from well-informed and effective approaches. Rest assured, my aim is to provide you with the most supportive and research-backed counselling experience possible.

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My educational background includes a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the City University of London, where I gained a comprehensive understanding of human behaviour and psychological principles. Building on this foundation, I pursued a Master's in Clinical Applications of Psychology from Kingston University London. This specialized program deepened my knowledge and skills in applying psychological theories and interventions in a clinical context.To further enhance my expertise in counselling, I completed the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at the Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy (CPTA). This rigorous training program equipped me with the necessary tools and techniques to provide effective and ethical therapeutic support to individuals.​

 Dynamic Experience

Thanks to the multicultural nature of London, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse array of clients, hailing from different nationalities, religions, and cultures. My experience extends to clients facing a wide range of challenges, from mild depression to complex PTSD, and encompasses individuals from adolescence to those in their 70s. These invaluable experiences have empowered me to cultivate a compassionate and culturally sensitive approach to counselling. I also worked closely with refugees and asylum seekers, witnessing their immense struggles and life transitions. Many have faced trauma, loss, and uncertainty in a foreign land. I provided a safe, compassionate space for them to express their fears and traumas, helping them rebuild their lives. Together, we processed past experiences, developed coping strategies, and embraced new possibilities. Witnessing their strength and transformation continues to inspire my commitment to supporting these resilient individuals on their courageous journey of healing and growth.

What is Integrative Counselling and psychotherapy


Integrative counselling and psychotherapy embrace the notion that human psychology can be comprehended and explored through various perspectives, acknowledging that no single theory holds all the answers. Instead, all theories are deemed valuable, even if their foundational principles appear contradictory. Hence, the integration of these diverse approaches becomes essential.

This integrative approach extends beyond theories and encompasses the infusion of an individual's personality and unique needs. It involves harmonizing emotional, behavioural, cognitive, and physiological systems within a person while also considering social and spiritual aspects. For integrative counsellors, it's not solely about what works in therapy, but understanding why. Their focus lies in tailoring therapy to suit their clients, ensuring the client is not conformed to fit the therapy, but rather therapy is tailored to the client's specific needs and preferences.


How can I help?


As an Integrative counsellor, I offer a versatile and inclusive approach that blends various therapeutic methods to address various needs and concerns. This approach has proven highly effective in addressing anxieties, fears, phobias, depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), relationship problems, bereavement, and low self-esteem.

It's important to understand that integrative counselling involves thoroughly exploring issues and establishing goals, which requires a significant time commitment from clients. Consequently, it may not be the best fit for individuals seeking a quick, solution-focused approach to personal development. Instead, it offers a deeper exploration of behaviour patterns and underlying factors, paving the way for lasting and meaningful change.

I work online 

Experience the convenience of online counselling sessions, all within the comfort of your own home. For your session, it's essential to be in a tranquil and secure environment, ensuring you have the solitude you need to engage fully.

You can easily schedule your session here online, or alternatively, feel free to send me a message or email to book you in.



Languages: English & Farsi Dari

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Contact Me

To schedule your appointment, feel free to message me here, text my phone, or send an email. 

I'm here to assist you, and I am looking forward to connecting with you soon.

Tel: +44 7376781071

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