About Shaziyah

Shaziyah’s current role includes working as a Systemic and Family Psychotherapist and a Mental Health Practitioner in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.  She has over 20 years’ experience of working within the fields of Social Work, Mental Health and with women who have experienced domestic violence.

She qualified as a Social Worker in 2003 and has worked within statutory social work settings, working with looked after children and young people and within child protection.  More recently Shaziyah has qualified as a Systemic and Family Psychotherapist in order to pursue her interest in working systemically with children and families and organisations.

Shaziyah also delivers training workshops to trainees attending the Improving Access to Adult Therapies (IAPT) course around working with culture and diversity in mental health.

Shaziyah’s drive and commitment to encouraging others to develop cultural competencies originates from her own personal and professional lived experiences as a minority ethnic woman.  Shaziyah is passionate about using her skills and expertise to support others to live and practice anti-oppressively.

Shaziyah has a BSc.Hons in Social Psychology, MA DipSW in Social Work and MSc. in Systemic Psychotherapy.