Mitra is a Specialist Consultant and researcher, with her clinical practice experience in both the, with over 15 years of clinical practice experience in both the private and public sectors. - NHS, where she created and provided Middle Eastern Family Counselling Services in Ealing (MEFCE) .
At the end of 2010 she withdrew the service from the NHS and thus privatised it as Middle Eastern Family Counselling Service (MEFCS) .
She also worked with a charitable organisation called Ethnic Alcohol Counselling in Hounslow (E.A.C.H). In addition from 1998-2003 .
In 2007 Mitra created and implemented a Farsi Psycho-Educational Program (F.P.E.P.).
For the past 26 years Mitra has extensively studied and researched diverse aspects of Middle Eastern culture, social structures, languages, religions and politics. During this time she also worked as a professional Interpreter within diverse fields interpreting in five major Middle Eastern languages. In addition to working with English speaking clients Mitra is one of the few specialist consultants in the UK working with Farsi, Arabic and Kurdish speaking clients.
Her Specialist Psychotherapy Practice, situated at Harley Street, is one of a few practices in London and the UK specialising in Intervention Psychotherapy Programmes for the needs of Middle Eastern Families in the UK, which is also the subject her doctorate study is based on. Mitra’s media profile includes - Satellite Persian TV (PARS) - Struggling with Fear in civil disobedience, social psychology and culture from a Middle Eastern point of view. BBC Persian clips on Post Natal Depression (PND) - where she was interviewed by Arabic satellite TV “Alhwar”from Januray 2011 she has appeared on the ongoing weekly programme on the international satellite channel ManotoTV discussing different key topics.
She has also written articles on bereavement and anxiety for Iranian International news paper (Keyhan).The Need for Middle Eastern Family Counselling ServicesThere is a large Middle Eastern population residing in the UK.
Some need therapy as they encounter a Western culture alien to that of their homeland. As a multi-lingual psychotherapist and researcher Mitra realized that psychotherapy based on culture can be more effective to support the family and Western society at large. As Western countries have become vulnerable to fundamentalism, counsellor/therapy with cultural knowledge is very useful to guide and help families to adjust to their new Western environment.
Cultural background and cultural differences between client and therapist play a crucial role in the effectiveness of the therapeutic process. ServicesMitra provides her psychotherapy services on a one-to-one, couple, and family session basis specialising in psychosexual therapy.. This service enables clients to benefit from culturally aware counselling in their mother tongue. She also operates weekly weekend workshop seminars designed for group psycho-educational therapy which use role-plays, group discussions to challenge perceptions, cultural outlooks and provide education in changing paradigms..
Successful Results Mitra has worked with a broad spectrum of clients and addressed many key issues obtaining very positive outcomes from:
• Building confidence and self esteem.
• Returning to college/universities. and work
• Work related issues.
• Developing new relationships with oneself and others.
• Rekindling marriage relationships or
Achieving emotionally healthy divorces
• Processing trauma due to history of war
• Sexual repression, sexual fears.
• Relationship problems, including sexuality & sexual desire.
• Negating in-laws interference in relationships • Abusive relationships
• Cultural conflicts/irrational fears
• Correction of clinical misdiagnosis
• Understanding the young generation, gaining new perception
• Integration with other culture/religions.
• Stimulating a new social life, broadening variation of friends.
• Dealing with the process of bereavement
• Depression, anxiety/panic attack, anger management
• Addiction, obsession (OCD) trauma (PTSD)
• Recovering from physical and mental sexual abuse, • Self-harm and suicidal cases.
• Creating a new parenting environment for the needs of children
(Middle Eastern Family Counselling Service) for English, Farsi, Arabic and Kurdish
Mitra provides her psychotherapy services on a one-to-one, couple, and family session basis specialising in psychosexual therapy.. This service enables clients to benefit from culturally aware counselling in their mother tongue. She also operates weekly weekend workshop seminars designed for group psycho-educational therapy which use role-plays, group discussions to challenge perceptions, cultural outlooks and provide education in changing paradigms..