Shamshi Mubarak is a registered Consultant Lady Psychologist in Kochi. She grew up in Kerala, Qatar and Kuwait and completed her post graduate degree in Psychology at the University of Bharatiyar. She then went on to join Doctoral degree at Shobhit University, where she trained extensively with Dr.PunamDevdutt.
Shamshi – Counselling Psychologist, provides her clients with a safe, non-judgmental environment in which to explore their innermost thoughts and feelings. In addition to addressing the specific issues that have brought them to therapy, she endeavours to foster greater self-understanding and self-compassion in the clients she works with. When appropriate, Shamshi offers practical suggestions and guidance in order to assist clients in effectively applying the tools they are learning in therapy to their everyday lives. Ultimately, she strives to empower her clients by providing them with the self-understanding and skills they need in order to continue growing and making progress on their own beyond the final session.
She delivered her services as a psychotherapist in Calicut, Kochi, Thrissur and Aroor, and now she is working with Mindmaris Hospital, Kochi.
My counselling style is client centred, solution focused and non judgmental. I enjoy helping my clients find motivation within themselves to change their lives, situation or relationships for the better. I assist individuals to identify the choice they made in their own lives to reach their goals. I provide a safe supportive environment where my clients can feel free to express themselves. My clients can leave me a message at any time, I will respond to you as quickly as i can with relevant feedback and skills that you can start to implement immediately. The process is not easy but it is absolutely doable and you will see results. I have ethical standards, empathy, responsibility, respect and the ability to deal with situations in a calm and rational manner. Not just that, You can absolutely trust me with anything that you share.
Besides providing one-on-one therapy sessions to my patients, I also:
- Performs initial assessments in order to plan treatment.
- Participates in individual and group supervision.
- Conducts initial assessments in order to further determine the client’s suitability to our service and or/ direct them to a more suitable service.
- Liaises with teams of professionals including; psychotherapists, family therapists, social workers, nurses and psychiatrists to help provide the best care for people.
My main specialty is working with children, and I have a lot of experience with children and teens aged 13-18. My work involves supporting young people in their mental health, behavior, and emotional well-being. I have also worked with young people who are at risk for self-harm and / or suicidal behavior. I have worked as a school counselor in Kuwait and Qatar and have experience working in both the public and private sectors. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which treats children and adolescents with disabilities such as depression, anxiety, social phobia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (ODD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). ), Eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I use focus and integrated approaches based on what is most beneficial to the customer. I have worked with children who have had or have been homeless, or who have had parents who have had or have been homeless, who have had sexual abuse, or have had all sorts of difficulties with schooling, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), long-term conditions (Multiple Scoliosis (MS)), and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).
For each client, i perform an individual assessment. I offer sessions with the child and the parents together or separately and will also communicate with schools when required to gather all relevant information. I communicate with the parents regularly with regards to the child’s progress. I can coordinate school visits in order to check the child’s presentation in academic settings and keeps close communication with other health care professionals that participated in the treatment of the child.
During my sessions with children, i work targeting specific treatment areas using cognitive behavioural interventions. I also included token economy programs reinforced by the child’s parents and teachers and game therapy. When working with older children i will sometimes, if necessary, use deeper approaches such as CBT therapy with hypnotherapy to offer an adolescent insight to help promote change.
I have previous experience working as a teacher, tutor and counseler with children. i have often worked with families where the children have special needs. I have tutored teenagers. In order to assist them in the best way possible, i employed techniques in order to help them improve their organisational skills. For children to grasp concepts efficiently and effectively, i employed hands-on activities in order to enhance their cognitive skills and help them learn concepts via different stimulating means.
I have extensive experience working with adults, individuals, couples and families. For adolescents and adults, I change CBT interventions and strategies when conducting sessions with diagnosed patients. Fear, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Overeating, Bulimia), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD) When working with teens, I also work on decision-making processes to help them choose a professional career path that they like. Other difficulties I work with are; ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Learning Difficulties (Concentration), Chronic Illness, Fear, Relationship Problems, Self-harm, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and many other areas.
- Ph. D. Psychology (Shobhit University), trained under Dr. Poonam Devdutt
- M. Sc. (Applied Psychology) Bharatiyar University
- A Member of Association of Professional Psychologists
- DCBHT(Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapy) NCFE- UK