Khadija Zahid
College Counselling Department

Khadija’s interest in counselling goes back to her own personal experience where her counsellor helped her overcome stress and anxiety especially during exams. At this time, Khadija was part of a society at her school where students from underprivileged areas came for academic help and personal support. This was her first foray into working with young people.

After completing her Master’s in Psychology from University of Nottingham, Khadija’s interest in counselling was further enhanced and she embarked on a three-year training programme in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. She is very enthusiastic about applying her skills and knowledge to support the students at Cedar College.

She believes that counselling works as a great tool to support students, and is an essential service lacking in many schools. The competitive environment today puts students under a lot of stress pertaining to results and future prospects, often accompanied by personal problems ranging from peer pressure to stresses at home. Given this situation, Khadija wishes to support, guide and encourage them to stay focused and make informed decisions.

She loves to travel and explore new places. In her free time, she likes spending time with her friends and going for Zumba classes.