My name is Chinar Abdulaziz. I am a Registered Counsellor MBACP (Accred) and Creative Workshop Facilitator. Up until December 2018, I was running my Private Practice based in Ealing, W5 and London, W1K and working as an Affiliate Counsellor on an Employee Assistance Programme and for a Private Health Provider as well as taking on my own private clients.
Since 1st January 2019, I took a big plunge and decided to no longer offer one-to-one counselling and to focus on my role as a Creative Workshop Facilitator and to write a book called ‘Flowers Within’ which includes Flowers Within™ Meditations and Inspiration.
In the past, I worked in various settings such as in a bereavement agency, a hospice, a mental health charity, a primary school and a counselling service for young people.
After graduating with a diploma in Counselling, I studied for a certificate and later a diploma in Person-Centred Art Therapy (P-CATS). I had a strong belief that, while working creatively with art materials was not for everyone, it made a difference in the therapeutic process.
Whenever I experienced a personal crisis I turned to personal therapy and complementary therapy for support. This was an opportunity to work on parts of myself that needed healing. Art also played an important role to help me express what was going on inside of me.
From my professional and personal experiences, I have learnt that self-care is very important as well as talking to someone you feel safe with to express your feelings and any concerns you may have.
Working creatively can be another form of expression and way of releasing your emotions especially if you do not have the words to describe what you are going through.
By offering these creative workshops I am giving you a chance to get in touch with what is going on inside of you and to speak about it in a safe and confidential group setting.