Your Life Matters Nora Allali-Carling MBACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist

As a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), I am bound by their Ethical Frameworks for Good Practice in counselling and psychotherapy, and am subject to their Professional Conduct Procedures.


I am an experienced counsellor who supports clients through a wide variety of issues.  I believe the quality of the therapeutic relationship is the context in which healing and growth can - and will - take place. I will not claim to be an expert in your life, or offer advice. 


In addition to my private practice, I have worked in an NHS GP practice, St Christopher’s Hospice, Family Counselling Services and Further/ Higher Education.  I also offer training to counselling students. I have a clean Enhanced DBS. I hold a BSc in Psychology & Counselling. I also have a Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling. I also hold a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCE. I have a British Psychological Society (BPS) Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision Level 1. 

Some of the areas in which I specialise include:

  • Couples Counselling
  • Understanding Trauma and PTSD
  • Mindfulness Techniques
  • Generalised Anxiety
  • CBT for Person Centred Counsellors
  • Bereavement Counselling (1-2-1)
  • Bereavement Group facilitation
  • Islamic Counselling
  • I am a Member of the Trauma and Abuse Group (TAG)
  • I am a member of the Muslim Counsellors and Psychotherapists Network (MCAPN). 

I am bilingual and can also offer counselling sessions in Arabic and online Islamic Counselling.  I work in a faith-based and culturally-sensitive manner, and I am especially interested in spiritual issues, how we attach meaning to our lives and how our beliefs and faith impact the issues we face.