Fathima Farook

About Fathima

Hi, I’m Shafinaz(Fathima Shafinaz), a Qualified Play and Creative Arts Therapist in West London. Member of Play Therapy UK accredited by The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social care.
I have experience in working with primary aged children for almost 10 years and more than 240 clinical sessions. My private practice is in Hammersmith, London .I am a Neurodiversity affirming therapist and a trained AutPlay Therapy Provider. I work within the age group 4-13.
contact me on: [email protected] or 07539328363

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245 Hammersmith Road, London, UK

Accessible for wheelchairs

Memberships and accreditations

  • PTUK


£60 per session


09:00 - 17:00
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Types of sessions offered

  • In Person

Languages spoken

  • English



What I can help with

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Changes in Behaviour
  • Changes to family set up
  • Changing Schools
  • Confidence Concern
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Environmental Anxiety
  • Exam Pressures
  • Family Dynamics
  • Friendship Issue
  • General Concern
  • Grief & Loss
  • Illness and Health Conditions
  • Impact of Separation or Divorce
  • Impact of the Pandemic
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Mental health issues
  • Nervousness
  • Online – gaming & devices
  • Race Issues
  • Reluctance to go to school
  • Sadness
  • School Transitions
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sibling Issues
  • Sleeping Issues
  • Stress

Specialist Areas

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism & Neurodiversity
  • Domestic Violence
  • Play
  • Racism
  • SEND / Learning Difficulties

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Further information

I provide therapy at my private practice in Hammersmith and also work as a visiting therapist in schools and charities. Play Therapy can be beneficial for children who struggle with social anxiety, child abuse, trauma, domestic violence, sleep issues, bereavement, low self esteem.
I am also trained to work with children who are Autistic, ADHD ,OCD and find school life, socialising challenging.
Although therapy is provided for the child, I support parents/carers in this process as it becomes essential to the work I do with the client.