Our Team

Our Story

Yaran services is committed to achieve high quality of opportunities in all aspects of its work and to implement this statement in the areas of our management structure service delivery, policy development and access to use of services.

Our multi-cultural team is made up of fully qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and advocacy advisors who have worked for more than 10 years. The team is able to offer their services in languages other than English.

Yaran Team

Yaran Director


Ms Parvin Emampour

(Director / Operation Manager)

Trauma Focus Therapist (EMDR) | Clinical Supervisor | MBACP Accredited Practitioner | Member of EMDR Association | Foundation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 7 | NET Trauma Therapist


Mrs Rokhsana Nowroozi

(Director / Clinical Manager)

Supervisor / Couples therapist

Relate trained relationship therapist and counselling couples for over 20 years. She has also been running parenting groups. Also a registered member BACP.


Mr Peter Field

Director | BA (Hons) (Oxon) / Dip TEO PGCE, MA TESOL (Manchester)

Before retiring he taught English for forty years, the last twenty years at University level in the UK and the Middle East. He is also a professional translator.

Rozita Hossain


Solicitor, BSC (Hons), CPE, LSF

Dr Emanuela Girei

Director | Ph.D in Development Policy and Management | Degree (5 years) in Psychology

Researcher, lecturer and adjunct professor.

Management Team


Ms Anita (Shaghayegh) Jafari

Qualified Counsellor (BACP Registered)

Office Manager/HR
Environmental Health Degree (University of Salford), Environmental Health Engineering (Shahid Beheshti University)



Mrs Mona Koosha

Development Manager

Fully qualified accountant
DPSI Farsi to English  law
Level 4 Student Counsellor
Helen Singleton

Mrs Helen Singleton

BSc | MSc | MA | DipPsych | Reg Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor| MBACP | CIPD

Yaran Psychotherapist Team

Mr Behnam Abdevand

Counsellor (BACP Registered) / Psychotherapist (Transactional Analysis)

Reem F

Mrs Rim Farajallah

Qualified Counsellor (BACP Registered)

MA in Translation and Interpreting from the university of Salford
Associate degree in Business management and DPSI (Diploma in Interpreting for Public service). 

Dr Parisa Rahmani

Well being practitioner

Ms Fahimeh

(Registered member BACP)

Qualified Counsellor

Dr Rawaa Alsheikh

PhD Education Psychology (Morocco) | Well being practitioner

Mrs Mahabuba Diba Fardousi

(Registered member BACP)

Qualified Counsellor


Mrs Lili Bakhtiari

EFT Trainer & Advanced therapist | Counselling student (Level 4)
MBIR Therapist
LLTTF & Connect 5 trainer Group facilitator at Yaran Northwest

Nasrin Emampour

Ms Nasrin Emampour

Nurse specialist in education psychiatry. Bachelor degree in psychology. I have worked as therapist for 20 years. I have Cognitive Behaviour Therapy degree and work as well being practitioner for Yaran.

Media Team

Mrs Mina Zare

Social Media Manager

Mr Hashem Karimi

IT Technician

Group Facilitator Team

Mr Hassan Haghjoo


Life Skills Facilitator

Mrs Faeze Doulabi

(MA Fine Arts / Art Artist)

Senior Art Facilitator 

Mrs Shahrzad Araghinezhad

(MA Fine Art)

Senior Art Facilitator 

Nadia Choudary

Ms Nadia Choudary

My name is Nadia Choudary, I work as a volunteer with Yaran Nortwest. I am a translator and an interpreter. I can speak different languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi and Pashto. I am qualified as an interpreter and Level 3 Teacher Assistant. I am working as Care co-ordinator with NHS.