Psychologist (Registered) and Board Approved Supervisor – Adults and Relationship Therapy
Ishma is a psychologist who understands the importance of building rapport and a human connection with her clients, bringing not only her experience and training, but also humour in to each session.
Ishma’s areas of interest include working with clients on relationships, whether individually or as couples.
She enjoys working individually with clients on sexual function, sexuality and sexual health, particularly women’s sexual health and function. This includes Sexual dysfunction including Erectile Disorder, Female Orgasmic Disorder, Female Sexual Interest/Arousal disorder and Specified and Unspecified Sexual Dysfunction.
Ishma’s other areas of focus are Anxiety Disorders– such as Anxiety Disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, specific Phobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Specified and Unspecified Anxiety Disorder. She is motivated to facilitate a positive change, working collaboratively to reduce the impact anxiety can have on the everyday lives of her clients.
Ishma also works with clients who are struggling with spouse or partner/non-partner violence and abuse, and the trauma (and Stressor Related Disorders including Adjustment Disorder and both Specified and Unspecified Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders) that can occur as a result of abuse.
Ishma also enjoys working with people on issues related to phase of life problems, loneliness and acculturation challenges.
Ishma’s approach though informed by her training and experience, is shaped and lead by individual client needs, working with the client to allow them space and ownership of their progress within and between the sessions. Psychological interventions she uses in her sessions include Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), SMART Therapy (for Anxiety Disorders), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Salus Approach Couples Therapy, Gottman’s Couples Therapy.
In her free time, Ishma enjoys painting, drawing and writing. And boxing. Because.
Ishma speaks Urdu/Hindi.