How it Works
Starting your healing journey takes bravery.
It can be overwhelming to figure out what you need, and where to start. My first step is to meet you where you are at and co-create a safe space to discover where you want to go and how to get there insha’Allah.
My style is warm, direct, and collaborative. I recognize the importance of both compassionate understanding and the practical tools and strategies to help you move closer to the type of life you want for yourself.
Many people wonder what it might be like to come to a mentoring session. I view our first session as an introduction—a time for me to get to know you, and for you to experience what it’s like working with me. One of the critical factors in determining whether clients find the healing process successful is if they feel connected to their mentor or therapist. Feeling understood and seen is vital to building trust.
Clients that have previously been to general counselling, psychotherapy and other support services have said that one of the things they appreciate the most about working with a faith-based mentor is that they’re talking to someone who understands their values, the context of their decision making and the nuances of their lifestyle as Muslims in a western context.
Sessions can be short-term, longer-term, or ongoing, and can be helpful for working on a specific problem or for creating a concrete plan to move forward on a more complex issue.
Who it's For
I specifically work with ladies who are ready to make new choices for themselves, listen to their intuition and move beyond just survival. These ladies are prepared to do the work to rebuild their lives, reclaim their power and rewrite their stories. They’re done with being stuck in self-doubt, sick and tired of feeling powerless in the face of heartache; and this is the time to do something about it.
This is not for those in search of life, business or productivity coaching. It’s not for those looking for clinical support for mental illness, or for people seeking mediation or couples therapy.
This work is all about supporting individuals on the path to healing from heartbreak and guiding you through discovering your answers. I’m here to provide a safe environment for you to explore the meanings you’ve attached to your experience and importance of relational intelligence and emotional health in your own life.
People generally seek relationship mentoring for issues related to:
- Confidence building
- Getting Unstuck
- Emotional Literacy & Intelligence
- Building Self Awareness
- Low Self-Esteem
- Inner Strength & Resilience
- Setting/Enforcing Boundaries
- Unhealthy Family Dynamics
- Communication issues
- Couple Dynamics
- Navigating Polygyny
- Adjusting to Life Transitions
- Heartbreak / End of a Relationship
- Relationship Challenges
- Affair Recovery
What to Expect
Before your session:
You will fill out a booking application form so that I can get a better idea of what you’re going through and looking to heal or improve. The aim is to ensure that I have a basic understanding of your specific situation and needs so that I am prepared for your session and you can make the most of it insha’Allah.
During your session:
Make sure to join the call with your mentor promptly at the designated session time. If you are late for your appointment, your session will still conclude at the original session completion time and will count as a completed session from your package.
When joining your mentoring call, ensure you are doing it from an environment in which you will be able to totally concentrate and focus (free from interruptions).
It is also important that you will have privacy (so you don’t have to worry about anyone overhearing your conversation).
Scheduling your sessions:
At Haven for Heartbreak I work with clients on an as-needed basis, the frequency of sessions in a package, and the duration of mentoring are determined on a case-by-case basis and with mutual agreement based on need and urgency.
I generally have an open-door policy, where existing clients may choose to take a break from mentoring (usually, after completing sessions in their mentoring package) and return at a later time for follow-up sessions (availability and scheduling permitting)