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MEET ROZANNA, LLM, Dip. Couns.
Hi, I'm Rozanna Niazi, a professionally qualified psychotherapist who's passionate in supporting adults and couples with issues that may be messing up their lives. Calling on over thirty years of expertise, no human problem surprises me. I can help you understand yourself and sit with you as you learn to behave more purposefully. I can teach you skills to manage your emotions and relationships more compassionately, to help you live a richer life.
Now retired from law, I was a solicitor and founding partner in the Legal 500 firm, Burke Niazi (burkeniazi.com), established by me in 1997. My specialisms were in mental health, relationship breakdown and child protection. I was an accredited children's lawyer. I supported clients through separation and divorce, child contact cases, care proceedings and adoptions. I was a leading authority in mental health law, facilitating better treatment for acutely ill people and training other professionals in the field. As a senior executive, I also managed the large cohort of professional and support staff at my firm.
Despite career success, I became disenchanted with corporate life in London. I took a leap and sold my business to seek a change of direction, to travel and live and work abroad. Ten years ago, I settled down on a five acres smallholding in West Wales, wanting to live more sustainably, be in touch with nature and find balance in my career and family life.
When it came to re-imagining my career path, training as a psychotherapist seemed an obvious progression. I love this work, as I thrive on guiding people through transitions, dilemmas and life crises towards change and growth.
Increasingly, I am using nature as therapy and leaning towards ecotherapy in my enchanting wildflower meadow. As a side effect, this outdoor therapy also offers a more COVID-safe environment.
I have a particular interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders and working with people from the LGBTQ+ community. My know-how means I am a competent parenting and relationship coach.
Bachelor of Law, LLB (Hons), Master of Law, LLM (Comm)
Solicitors’ Professional Exams, 1991
Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Sheffield Hallam University, 2006
Post Graduate Diploma in Couples’ Counselling, Sheffield Hallam University, 2007
I have acted for social services in child abuse cases and the charitable sector for domestic violence, homelessness and anti-bullying organisations. I have worked as a Chair and counsellor for MIND, the NHS and a drug and alcohol agency. I regularly upgrade my expertise and have post qualification training in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Motivational Interviewing (MI), Wild or Ecotherapy, Attachment Theory and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
I am a Registered Member of the BACP, the professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists. This means the training I have undertaken meets BACP standards for accredited counsellor training and confirms the validity of my qualifications and professional status as a competent and effective counsellor. I am also a member of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN) and, identifying as a person of colour, I appreciate the intersectionality of race and psychological wellbeing with people from other heritages.
Call me for a free, no-obligation chat to address any questions you might have. I approach problems with empathy and compassion, honesty and without judgment. I aim to guide you through the complexities of life and provide you with tools to improve your emotional well-being.