“Try to become an embodiment of compassion and mercy in your daily life. Do not wait for a situation to occur that will call out these virtues in you. Rather, seek out opportunities where you can manifest them along with all of the other prophetic virtues. Do not live your life passively waiting to be used, roused or stimulated into action by events. Live an active life wherein you become the one who is initiating acts of goodness and kindness in all that you do. Be an embodiment of the truth you represent. Let your words and comportment convey the dignity of the believer to all that you meet.”
– Imam Zaid Shakir
Please find below a Ramadan Guide by Dr Omara Naseem. This is an exclusive guide to create awareness of Ramadan Fasting and Eating Disorders, and offers self help tools for Ramadan. We thank Dr Omara and every else one who has produced great self help content for this Ramadan.
We will remember Ramadan 2021 for all the great content that has come out to help Muslims navigate Ramadan with their Eating Disorders. We thank all of you from bottom of our hearts for your kindness and help.
Ramadan Eating Disorders Guide by Dr Omara Naseem
About Dr Omara
I’m a Counselling Psychologist, who is an expert in treating eating disorders and owner of a private practice in London, England. I have devoted a decade in my NHS career to learning about and treating eating disorders and adult mental health issues.
For over a decade, I have been using this knowledge to help people through difficult times in their lives in the NHS and in my thriving private practice. Currently in my private practice I have the privilege of working with a diverse group of clients from all backgrounds, each at different stages of their recovery and growth. Regardless of who I work with, whether they are a celebrity or teen with disordered eating, my approach is always tailored to the individual needs of the person.
It is my mission to help as many people as I can in their recovery from an eating disorder and in their journey to better mental health. My practice and knowledge is supported by extensive experience of working not only in the NHS but also private healthcare in the Priory and voluntary sector. I have worked with a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, burnout, stress, panic and other conditions.
I have been asked to write features and speak in the press on eating disorders and I have recently appeared on the BBC as an expert in treating eating disorders in Freddie Flintoff’s ‘Living with Bulimia’ documentary.
Why Work With Me
I am a Counselling Psychologist chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I am passionate about helping others and compassionately supporting people through tough times and giving them the best tools available to build resilience and confidence. My personal experience of being Scottish from a minority background helps me keep an integrative and curious stance where I consider culture and context important factors in understanding a person. I enjoy working with people from all underrepresented backgrounds and understand the barriers that present in seeking help for those in these communities. My extensive clinical background has seen me working across the full range of services during my time in the NHS, from primary care and intensive inpatient units, transition wards and the award winning South London and Maudsley Outpatient eating disorders team.
Dr Omara Naseem
Senior Counselling Psychologist
South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Eating Disorders Service
Middle House | Maudsley Hospital | Denmark Hill | London | SE5 8AZ
Telephone: 020 3228 3180