One time or another we are all faced with some kind of distress in our lives. So many variables affect us to the ever-changing environment we live in:
In dealing with various different challenges in our daily lives, we sometimes get stuck in solving a particular issue or issues. At that time we seem to become baffled and frustrated, not being able to decide what path to take.
We might lose the ability to trust our instinctive thoughts or feelings, un-enabling us to make appropriate decisions in accordance with our direct perceptions and desires.
Sometimes it becomes too difficult to resolve an issue on our own. It helps to share our difficulties with another person and as the saying goes 'two heads are better than one'.
Providing the ideal secure environment for you, to come and share you difficulties with a professional. Creating the right therapeutic conditions, where you can disclose and explore your difficulties. By effective listening, non-judgemental acceptance and being authentic, I would assist you in exploring your thinking processes and assessing your possible plans of action.
I have been working as a qualified counselling psychotherapist for over 7 years and have assisted people with various kind of issues.
• Anger Management
• Career Counselling
• Debt Management
• Domestic Violence
• Eating Disorders
• Learning Disabilities
• Low Self-Confidence
• Low Self-Esteem
• Loss & Grief
• Personality Disorders
• Postnatal Depression
• Relationship Issues
• Sexuality - Gender Identity
• Self Harm
• Terminal Illness
• Work Related Issues
In any of the presenting issues listed above, I can assist you in:
1) exploring the current difficulties it represents and its possible consequences on the environment or others.
2) analysing the root cause of these difficulties.
3) looking at possible plan of action to alleviate or reduce, the symptoms and distresses of the presenting issue/s.
Addiction can happen to anyone regardless of age, character, religion, education or social and employment status. No one purposely turns to addiction but it happens due to various reasons. It could happen due to traumas, distress or past suppression of feelings or emotions. Or it could be genetically linked to our parentage.
Addiction can be to simple things such as T.V. programmes, food, tea, coffee, sex or chocolates. Or it could be hours of game-playing to substance abuse. Life-threatening addictions could include glue-sniffing, alcohol, cigarettes to misuse of drugs such as cannabis, amphetamines, ecstasy, cocaine, heroin or crack.
A qualified addiction counsellor, I have worked in this field for over six years – from providing guidance, befriending support to one-to-one counselling service.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling
NOCN Level 3 - Tackling Issues Of Substance Misuse
Peer Mentor Progression
Brief Interventions - Addictions
Deprivation of Liberty, Mental Capacity Act 1993, Safeguarding Children & Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
I have studied three humanistic models:
I have trained in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, where Person-Centred is my working base model. The other two models which I have learned are Gestalt and Transactional-Analysis. I use a mixture of all three models, to understand the needs of my clients but the focus is to empower the client, so that they can find their own solutions.
I am also trained and qualified in:
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
£45 per hour.
Discount given to students and people on low incomes.
Having personally experienced the effectiveness of Counselling, I decided to train as a therapeutic counsellor. I chose Integrative Humanistic Counselling because the teachings were attuned to my values and beliefs.
Having worked in many different occupations and experienced various levels of responsibilities, travelled and experienced three different continents, I have learned a lot about people and their behaviours. In my life I have gone through a variety of upheavals, from relationship breakdowns, traumas, addiction to meditation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Gujarati and Hindi|
Mon - Fri : 10.00am to 7pm Sat - Sun : 10.00am to 7pm
Types of client