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Remote therapy from the comfort of your home, and at a time that suits your schedule and needs

I specialise in working with people of mixed culture, suspected or diagnosed neurodivergence, or any other areas relating to identity or belonging including GSRD

I will give you a safe and confidential space, free of judgement, to explore whatever is difficult in your life, and to help you identify what you might want to change

Types of counselling available

Remote or online counselling is a way for you to engage in counselling without the demands or stress of travel, and can be particularly helpful to those who experience sensory overload or have a demanding personal schedule.

I have full training and extensive experience in video, audio, and SMS therapy, as well as through email for those who may prefer no interruptions, a much slower pace, or who struggle with regular time commitments.

All sessions are assumed to be 50 minutes unless you have requested 90-minute sessions. 

About me

Nina Shah Gestalt Counsellor Dip. MBACP (Accred.), Reiki Master Level 3

I am a British therapist who recently relocated to Stockholm, and I continue to work remotely with clients in the UK. 

My cultural backdrop is British Croatian by birth, and British Pakistani by marriage. I specialise in issues relating to feeling different for whatever reason, including mixed culture life and neurodiversity.

I am a UK-accredited Gestalt therapist with over 25 years of experience in the fields of mental health and psychology.

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To add to my previous post, and my previous thoughts, this is a video around what neurodivergence really is, neurodivergence versus neurotypical, and some thoughts around the theory of double empathy - empathy being a two-way street, not just one-way. 

Your thoughts around all this would be particularly welcome, as I am really just trying to formulate my own thoughts around this, give structure and voice to a whole mess of feelings within my heart and soul. 

https://youtu.be/VLmiIn9MziI 

#adhd #autism #DoubleEmpathy #oppression #minorityrights #homoworld 

NOTE: the short film I mention within my video is Homoworld (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJXw8PthD0M) - I had thought it was produced in conjunction with a British University, but can't find mention of this right now - Director Max Barber, Writers Max Barber, Catherine Butler.

To add to my previous post, and my previous thoughts, this is a video around what neurodivergence really is, neurodivergence versus neurotypical, and some thoughts around the theory of double empathy - empathy being a two-way street, not just one-way.

Your thoughts around all this would be particularly welcome, as I am really just trying to formulate my own thoughts around this, give structure and voice to a whole mess of feelings within my heart and soul.

https://youtu.be/VLmiIn9MziI

#adhd #autism #DoubleEmpathy #oppression #minorityrights #homoworld

NOTE: the short film I mention within my video is Homoworld (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJXw8PthD0M) - I had thought it was produced in conjunction with a British University, but can`t find mention of this right now - Director Max Barber, Writers Max Barber, Catherine Butler.
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What happens after a diagnosis of ADHD, ASD, dyslexia etc? Where do we go next?

For many people there can be a reaction of "Oh you've got the label, you've got the meds (if appropriate), now we can go back to being normal..."

This isn't what can or should happen. 

This is your chance to really see the person you love (whether this is yourself or someone close to you), to help heal the damage of having been unseen before, and to truly start living.

#adhd #asd #audhd #autism #neurodivergent #diagnosis

https://youtu.be/B0FfzFNPzzw

What happens after a diagnosis of ADHD, ASD, dyslexia etc? Where do we go next?

For many people there can be a reaction of "Oh you`ve got the label, you`ve got the meds (if appropriate), now we can go back to being normal..."

This isn`t what can or should happen.

This is your chance to really see the person you love (whether this is yourself or someone close to you), to help heal the damage of having been unseen before, and to truly start living.

#adhd #asd #audhd #autism #neurodivergent #diagnosis

https://youtu.be/B0FfzFNPzzw
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One of my favourite ways to regulate my internal landscape. This was Easter Saturday, by the firepit. 💜

Thanks to @tyra.ylvi for sending me the video. 🙏

#adhd #tonguedrum #dysregulation #balance #soundhealing

One of my favourite ways to regulate my internal landscape. This was Easter Saturday, by the firepit. 💜

Thanks to @tyra.ylvi for sending me the video. 🙏

#adhd #tonguedrum #dysregulation #balance #soundhealing
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This photo was just two days ago. The sunshine and spring flowers lift my heart. 

It's raining today. The sounds of the droplets on my cabin roof are soothing. My little heaters are blowing warm on my skin, and make me feel quite cosy. 

Random ponderings and little glimmers in a Stockholm April.

#aprilväder #glimmer #thoughts #view #sensory #april

This photo was just two days ago. The sunshine and spring flowers lift my heart.

It`s raining today. The sounds of the droplets on my cabin roof are soothing. My little heaters are blowing warm on my skin, and make me feel quite cosy.

Random ponderings and little glimmers in a Stockholm April.

#aprilväder #glimmer #thoughts #view #sensory #april
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A photo of recent sunshine to lift your spirits and warm your hearts.

#stockholmspring #silverbirch #silver #sunshine

A photo of recent sunshine to lift your spirits and warm your hearts.

#stockholmspring #silverbirch #silver #sunshine
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This definitely hit home, expressed so clearly. 

I often compare school to the workplace too - if you, as an adult, felt so anxious about going to work that you could not make yourself, that you often felt sick in the mornings, you often had headaches, that you were not sleeping, where you felt you could not be yourself, that you were somehow expected to pretend to be someone that you are not, that you were starting to hallucinate due to your high levels of anxiety, what true friend would tell you to keep going in, and blame you for your inability to fit in? Most would support you and agree (best case scenario) that your workplace is not a good fit or (worst case) that your workplace is toxic - and they would tell you to quit, or put in a complaint of some kind. They would not expect you to tolerate this until you hit burnout, your mental health suffers, and you are forced to take extended leave.

This culture of expectation runs deep in our society (on children and on parents), and many of us don't even recognise it until someone makes such stark comparisons as presented below.

We have to stop expecting kids to put up with behaviours, expectations, or environments that we, as healthy, functioning adults, would not tolerate. 

It is time that schools stop blaming parents when the school system or environment is damaging a child with a label of ADHD or ASD - or in fact, any child, with or without a label - and accept responsibility for making the necessary amendments. The school system in so many countries is long overdue a huge overhaul. 

#blame #parenting #adhd #asd #school #schoolanxiety #anxiety

This definitely hit home, expressed so clearly.

I often compare school to the workplace too - if you, as an adult, felt so anxious about going to work that you could not make yourself, that you often felt sick in the mornings, you often had headaches, that you were not sleeping, where you felt you could not be yourself, that you were somehow expected to pretend to be someone that you are not, that you were starting to hallucinate due to your high levels of anxiety, what true friend would tell you to keep going in, and blame you for your inability to fit in? Most would support you and agree (best case scenario) that your workplace is not a good fit or (worst case) that your workplace is toxic - and they would tell you to quit, or put in a complaint of some kind. They would not expect you to tolerate this until you hit burnout, your mental health suffers, and you are forced to take extended leave.

This culture of expectation runs deep in our society (on children and on parents), and many of us don`t even recognise it until someone makes such stark comparisons as presented below.

We have to stop expecting kids to put up with behaviours, expectations, or environments that we, as healthy, functioning adults, would not tolerate.

It is time that schools stop blaming parents when the school system or environment is damaging a child with a label of ADHD or ASD - or in fact, any child, with or without a label - and accept responsibility for making the necessary amendments. The school system in so many countries is long overdue a huge overhaul.

#blame #parenting #adhd #asd #school #schoolanxiety #anxiety
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