Afshan Chelliah CPsychol, MBACP
18 Buckingham Palace Road
I am a qualified and experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist and a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council HCPC. I offer confidential counselling and psychotherapy to individuals in Central and South West London. People come to therapy for many reasons. These may include experiences of struggling with their day to day lives, feelings of depression, anxiety, distress or confusion. Often they feel stuck and unable to address their difficulties alone. They may also repeatedly follow familiar but self-defeating patterns of thinking and behaving, which can leave them feeling as if they can't see an alternative way forward.
As a Counselling Psychologist I feel it is important to work with people as individuals. We will work collaboratively to explore and understand your difficulties within a safe, confidential and supportive setting, where you will be treated with respect and sensitivity. Enabling you over time to explore new perspectives and choices, and find a way towards an improved sense of well being.
I can work on a short or longer term basis depending on your individual requirements, which we will discuss and agree together. I work using a range of therapeutic approaches;
- Humanistic Person Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Integrative Therapy
I combine aspects from each approach to provide supportive, collaborative, client-focused therapy. This means I’ll work alongside you using the type of therapy that best suits you as an individual and takes in to account your personal needs and circumstances.
My practice is conveniently located in Balham in South West London and Victoria in Central London. If you feel that I may be able to help you or to find out more about counselling and psychotherapy, please feel free to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed four years post-graduate training at Roehampton University whilst gaining extensive clinical experience within the NHS, private and voluntary sectors.
2011 Health Professions Council (HPC) registered Counselling Psychologist
2011 Health Professions Council (HPC) registered Practitioner Psychologist
2011 British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Chartered Counselling Psychologist
2011 British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Full member
2010 Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Counselling Psychology
2009 MSc Counselling Psychology
2008 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
2006 BSc (Hons) Psychology
My clinical experience spans over 5 years. I have worked in various settings including the NHS secondary care services, student counselling, the charity sector and private practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Feelings of confusion and stagnation
Loneliness and isolation
Cross cultural issues
Changes in life-stage
All sessions are for 50 minutes..
Initial consultation: £70
Session fees: £70
I can also offer therapy in Punjabi.
My practice is conveniently located for Central and South London.
SW1: I am a five minute walk from Victoria underground, mainline and bus station, or from St James Park underground station. This is also accessible from major bus routes.
SW17: I am a short walk from Balham underground and mainline station, or from Tooting Bec underground station. Again this is accessible from major bus routes; and pay and display parking is available.
Confidentiality begins from your initial inquiry. As a Counselling Psychologist I work by the Codes of Ethics specified by the British Psychological Society, and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays - daytimes and evenings
Types of client