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MEET ROZANNA, LLM (Mental Health Law), Dip. Couns.
Hi, I'm Rozanna Niazi, a professionally qualified psychotherapist and coach who's passionate in supporting individuals 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 teach you skills to manage your emotions and relationships more compassionately. I can help you understand yourself and sit with you as you learn to behave more purposefully, to help you live a richer life.
I was a solicitor and founding partner in the Legal 500 firm, Burke Niazi (burkeniazi.com), established by me in 1997. I have a Masters degree in mental health law, a specific legal niche which gives me a whole host of useful knowledge of mental health and psychiatric treatment that I could not gain as a psychotherapist without considerable extra training.
I was also a children's and family lawyer, supporting adult and child clients through separation and divorce, child contact cases, care proceedings and adoptions. I was a leading authority in mental health law, facilitating improved treatment for acutely ill people and training other professionals in the field. As a chief 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 twenty 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. As well as supporting people in their psychological life, I find meaning and purpose growing and raising my own organic food and living closer to the seasons and nature.
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 offering ecotherapy in my enchanting wildflower meadow and private woodlands. 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 divorce and separation coach.
Advanced CPCAB Accredited Certificate in Children & Young Person's Therapy, 2021
Post Graduate Diploma in Couples’ Counselling, Sheffield Hallam University, 2007
Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Sheffield Hallam University, 2006
Master of Mental Health Law, LLM (Commendation), Northumberland University, 2004
Solicitors’ Professional Exams, 1991
Bachelor of Law, LLB (Hons), University of South Wales, 1990
I continually expand my skills and understanding and have post qualification training in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Motivational Interviewing (MI), 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.
About privilege, oppression & disclosure
I am 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.
I am economically and educationally-privileged. Even if I share some of my identities with a client, I cannot know another’s experience, and it is my my job and my desire to listen deeply to your individual and contextual experience. I welcome all conversations regarding my privilege and how it affects our work.
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.