Kanta Patel FdA, MBACP (Accredited), UKRCP Reg. Ind. Counsellor
075 613 68 389
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor and all my sessions are confidential. I have worked as counsellor/therapist for agencies specialising in areas such as: anxiety, stress, panic attacks, couples counselling (or relationship therapy), low self-esteem, compulsive behaviours, bereavement, eating disorders, childhood trauma, domestic abuse, depression, self harm, anger management, cultural issues, cross cultural relationships, living with an extended family, supporting carers, relationship between young adults and their parents, coping with separation and divorce, letting go of past, affairs and betrayals, long term mental and physical health difficulties.
Could you benefit from talking to a counsellor?
Counselling offers an opportunity for you to talk to a professional therapist to help you understand yourself and your situation. Counselling can help you see things more clearly, perhaps from a different perspective. It can enable you to make choices and reduce confusion.
I have experience in working with clients from a great diversity of backgrounds including: British, Asian, Turkish, Muslim, Pakistani, Punjabi, Jamaican and Irish while working with different agencies.
I provide brief and longer-term therapy to clients dealing with a range of emotional issues, including anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, compulsive behaviours, eating disorders, childhood trauma, domestic abuse, depression, self harm, anger management, family issues, relationship between young adults and their parents, long term mental and physical health difficulties.
You don’t need to deal with your problems alone. Give me a call or email me to find out how I can help you. Make that call. "Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today." Benjamin Franklin
How counselling can help you:
I believe in working together and value, respect and accept each and every client, regardless of their cultural background. My aim is to provide a non-judgemental, safe and supportive environment for you in which you can talk and explore your feelings, be it anger, frustration, beliefs and thoughts without anyone telling you what to do. By listening in a focused and purposeful way, I will help you to access your inner resources and engage in a more effective way with whatever is distressing you.
Comments from my clients.
"At first I was scared of going to counselling as I wasn't sure if I would be able to talk to a stranger who would be able to understand me, however, in Kanta I found a friend who was willing to listen and give me the time I needed to be able to let my feelings out. At the time of counselling I had hit a crossroad in my life and Kanta helped me to see things from a different perspective so that I could think with a clear head and make the right decisions for my life. Kanta was always understanding and most importantly honest, and this helped me to understand myself and my surroundings in a much better and positive way.
I am very grateful for the help and support I have received from you Kanta, thank you."
"I have found my sessions with Kanta to be invaluable in starting to change my patterns of low self esteem and confidence. Within a few sessions I had already noticed that I was approaching things in a more positive way and almost 'stepping outside' myself to change the way I dealt with family and work situations to best effect. I had suffered with self doubt, feelings of guilt and low confidence for most of my adult life but now feel positive about the change it has made and am looking forward to the future."
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a counsellor in a primary school, working with children therapeutically and have also gained experience in working with mothers and their children who suffered domestic abuse at one of the agencies where I worked as a counsellor/group facilitator.
I graduated from the University of Middlesex with a foundation degree in Person-Centred Counselling.
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor (Accredited Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapists) and adhere to the guidelines of their code of ethics, good practice and am bound by its ethical framework for good practice in counselling and Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling for children and young people
Sometimes, children and young people don't have a language to voice their needs or say what they want to say when they are feeling: frustrated, angry, not good enough about themselves, problems in a family relationship, being bullied, starting a new school, not able to make friends and feeling lonely.
I have experience in working with children and young people in a therapeutic way enabling each child to build up their confidence and their self-esteem. I am able to offer children and young people a safe and trusting environment.
It may also be helpful for parents to understand how meeting their own needs can benefit their child's development.
I can help you parents to find the best way forward if you are struggling with anger or your own frustrations towards yourself or your children. I can also help your child to build up their selfesteem and confidence and together we can explore what might be affecting your child's behaviour.
Why not make that call or send me an email to find out how I can help you and your children?
If you are looking for a counselling therapist in the Kenton, Kingsbury, Harrow, Edgware, Stanmore, South Harrow, Harrow Weald, Wembley, Harlesden, Swiss Cottage, West Hampstead and Kilburn area, you can either email or call me.
Our first meeting/initial consultation is an opportunity for both of us to meet and for you to ask any questions you may have regarding the sessions and for me to find out what your goals are. Most important, to consider what might be most helpful for you at the moment and what you wish to achieve from counselling.
Fees: £45 per session for one to one counselling.
£60 per session for couple counselling
I offer counselling sessions in English and Gujarati.
If I could be of any help to you, or you feel that we could work together, I can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 07561 368 389.
Kenton practice is situated in Kenton Harrow, HA3, easily accessible from Kingsbury, Stanmore, South Harrow, Harrow Weald, Harlesden, Edgware, Hendon, Wembley, and Kilburn.
Nearest tube station is Kingsbury (Jubilee line) or Preston Road, Northwick Park and Harrow on the Hill (Metropolitan line) are close by.
183, 204 and 79
It felt wonderful to support 'Feel Good Friday' again (second year), by making a donation to Samaritans on Friday, 1st February 2013, from each sessions booked on that day. http://www.kantacounselling.co.uk/
Samaritans’ Executive Director of Fundraising and Communications, Rachel Kirby-Rider said: "Thank you to Kanta Patel who is helping make Feel Good Friday such a successful fundraiser. Samaritans receives a call for help every five seconds, and funds raised will help us answer more calls from people struggling to cope."
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer day time, evening and weekend appointments.