Dr. Mitra Babak
Specialist Consultant Psychotherapist & Researcher
English, Farsi, Arabic and Kurdish speaking

 

 DPsych/Doctorate in Psychotherapy : Metanoia and Middlesex University

 

MA in Psychotherapy: East London University (ELU)

 

Ba Hons/Dips, Clinical Integrative Supervisor, CPPD

 

BUPA & WPA registered

 

Mitra Babak

میترا بابک

Mitra Babak

 

Mitra is a Specialist Consultant Psychotherapist since 1998, also recearcher, over 28 years for Culture, Languages, Religious and politics,  with her clinical practice experience in both the, 
 
private and public sectors. She developed and provided Middle Eastern Family Counselling Services (MEFCS) as a
 
special Middle Estern service for the first time while working for NHS (National Heath Service). She has also
 
worked with a charity organisation called Ethnic Alcohol Counselling in Hounslow (E.A.C.H.).  Since 2007 Mitra
 
developed and provided her own service named; Farsi Psycho-Educational Program (F.P.E.P).
 
 
Mitra has extensively studied and researched diverse aspects of Middle Eastern culture, social structures,
 
languages, religions and politics since 1987. 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 of her doctorate study is based on.

 

- Media Profile

 

Mitra reaches out to spread her knowledge and help more people through media.
 

 

    Reoccurring media appearances, where she discusses cases and gives guidance and suggestions :

 

 

  • Every Monday @ 18:30 GMT on 'Manoto TV' ( international satellite channel ), *click here.
  • Every Wednesdays & Sundays @ on "Arezo TV​" based on Afghanistan (Mazar Sharif) in (Sobhe Arezo program
        @7-9am  *click here.
 
 
    Other media appearances:

 

  • 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) - also she was interviewed by Arabic satellite TV “Alhwar”
 
  • She has also written articles on loss and anxiety for Iranian International newspaper ( Keyhan )
 
 
 
The Need for Middle Eastern Family Counselling Services

 

There is a large Middle Eastern population living in the UK. Some need therapy as they encounter a western
 
culture alien to their own culture. 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 in general.  As
 
western countries have become vulnerable to fundamentalism, counselling and therapy with cultural knowledge
 
is very useful to guide and help families to adjust to their new western environment, and close the cultural gap/
 
cultural understanding. Cultural background and cultural differences between client and therapist play a crucial
 
role in the effectiveness of the therapeutic process.
 

 

- Services
 
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.
 
 

 

- 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 or Toxic 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 ( The art of living) , broadening variation of adequate 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

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