Ramiz Ibrahim was born in London, UK. He is of Turkish Cypriot origin. He embraced Islam in 1997 and since has been involved in giving dawah and lectures on Islam topics and self development. He is the founder of Discovering your potential, an organisation training in counselling and coaching. He is a Counsellor and NLP life coach. Ramiz works in the local community as well as nationally to give as much of his time as possible to help the Muslim and non Muslim community with the awareness needed in self development. He lectures in schools, other non mainstream schools, to youth and teachers.
He specialises in family matters regarding counselling and delivers courses on the following: Islamic counselling, NLP life coaching, anger management, pre & post marriage and parenting. He proceeds many courses under the banner of “Protocols of a Successful Family” including:
1. Pre & Post Marriage – A practical course for those looking to marriage and those who already are
2. Exceptional Parenting – A phenomenal and practical course on parenting with special techniques in rearing children
3. Certificate in Islamic Counselling endorsed by his shuyookh and various Islamic Shariah Councils. A course design for those who wish to work with Muslim individuals and their families.
Ramiz Ibrahim has gained vast experience during his academic and practical career in teaching English, counselling and self development. Being a father and tutor himself, as well as a counsellor for many years has given him the edge both as a counsellor and family teacher trainer.
Khalida Haque is a BSc (Hons) graduate in Biomedical Sciences. She holds an RSA Certificate in ‘Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning’ along with a Postgraduate Diploma in ‘Counselling and Psychotherapy’. She is close to completing a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and has recently returned to the University of East London for an MA in ‘Counselling and Psychotherapy’. She is also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abides by their ethical framework.
Khalida is an Integrative Therapist and has over five years of clinical experience. Currently she has her own independent practice whilst also being Nour’s Counselling Service Co-ordinator. She has, in the past, also provided counselling with Sanibel Counselling Centre, Terrence Higgins Trust, Age Concern Camden(now known as AgeUK) and Woman’s Trust (a domestic violence charity). She has also worked with Nafas (Bangladeshi Drug’s Project), SOLACE and APS Counselling & Psychotherapy; and continues to have some involvement with them. She is experienced in providing both short and long term therapy and has helped clients explore and come to terms with various issues including depression, anxiety, sexuality, childhood abuse, trauma, relationships, self-esteem, eating disorders, self harm, anger, loss and bereavement.
Khalida works with clients collaboratively utilising therapeutic models and techniques such as the current mode du jour Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as well as others like Person Centred, Solution-Focussed, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Mediation and Relaxation. She actively maintains and updates her training by attending various counselling/psychotherapy courses. Khalida also attends regular weekly Tafsir and Qur’anic Arabic classes as well as frequenting Islamic workshops, seminars, lectures and conferences. She loves to learn and enjoys sharing what she learns.
Khalida is a Freelance Writer and Regular Contributor for SISTERS – the magazine for fabulous Muslim women. She aspires to writing her own novels which currently reside on ‘One Day Island’. Khalida is bi-lingual and able to provide counselling in English, Sylheti and Bengali. She has been brought up and educated in the UK.