Islamic counselling was set up to increase public understanding and the benefits of counselling and psychotherapy and how Islamic counselling can help in marriage conflicts, bereavement, depression, abuse, OCD and Mental Health.
We aim to raise awareness of culturally sensitive services to Muslims in the UK and what can be expected from Islamic counselling.
We hope to break down the barriers, stereotypes and taboos which prevent Muslims from accessing support through their community or through mainstream services.
There can be times when we experience difficulties in our lives that are hard to sort out on our own. It may then be helpful to see a trained and experienced counsellor in a private and confidential setting where it is possible to talk freely. The counsellor will provide an opportunity to explore feelings, make sense of what is happening, gain greater self-awareness, look at the options available and decide on the best course of action.
Allah says the Quran is a guide and a healing to those who believe (S.41: V.44). Religion plays a significant role in satisfying our physical as well as spiritual needs: Islam teaches us a code of behaviour and gives us a meaning for our existence. It helps in toleration and developing adaptive capacities for stressful events of life. It gives us a sense of self-respect and teaches us about the virtues for family life and a cohesive society.
Help? Where do I begin? Who do I ask? Who can I trust? How much will it cost? Is the counsellor qualified? What are my options? These are questions I often hear get asked by friends, family and colleagues. The choice can be overwhelming, here we have provided a list of facts and a some questions that should guide you towards choosing the right counsellor.
The aims of this website are to:
- Disseminate information on Islamic counselling to Muslims and non Muslims
- To help in the understanding of Islamic counselling and why it is needed
- Provide support and guidance
- Promote good practice for counsellors