Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, free counselling and self-help advice


About Forward Counselling Advice Service

One of the many testimonials received about this site:

"Thank you very much for taking the time to respond and provide me with self help materials. I'll start working on them. I also took your advice to heart and...I think its time for me to start really helping myself.

In the past year, I have asked so many people for help. I've emailed and called dozens of offices for counseling and legal service. Because I have no money, I am turned away regularly. It's very disheartening when all I want is help getting my life together. I can't explain what it means to me that you took the time to reply to me - a personal reply - and provide me with the ability to help myself. You are the first person to give me any type of help without expecting anything in return. Thank you and thank you again. It's good to know there are some other truly kind individuals in the world. I wish the best for you in the future."

Who/What is Forward Counselling?

I am Nilima Hamid and I run the Forward Counselling Advice Service, a service offering cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) self-help to people, guiding them in overcoming their emotional problems.

The philosophy behind Forward Counselling is to provide clear, concise and complete counselling advice, and is intended for those who lack time and concentration due to their problems.

Each program includes information, tools and exercises to help you:

  1. Gain insight into your problem
  2. Start making changes for the better
  3. Recover and move forward with confidence
  4. Prevent relapses so you maintain your progress

Forward Counselling aims from initially getting you started, through learning new insights, and finally overcoming blocks to change and independence, so that you can face the future with confidence.


About Nilima Hamid

I am a highly experienced and reputable healthcare professional, an expert in the field of CBT and devoted to helping people improve the quality of their lives.

I have over eight years experience in the field of cognitive behavioural therapy, including counselling and advisory work.

Supervised training and private research combined with many years of experience has provided me with an extremely high level of knowledge of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I am also a CCC Registered Counsellor Open Counselling site in a new window and I work in accordance with the CCC Code of Practice and am subject to the CCC Independent Complaints Procedure.