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Whatever you’re feeling right now, there is help and support available to you. We all go through difficulties in our lifetime and for some, this can feel more manageable when shared with another person. Experiencing problems may affect different aspects of your life and you might find yourself having difficulty sleeping, eating or achieving what you want in your everyday life.
Sometimes it might seem like family and friends don’t understand what you’re going through and this can feel lonely and isolating. You may even feel judged by them. But for those of us who have felt low, know that it’s a difficult feeling to snap out of.
Asking for help takes courage and many people benefit from getting support from a professional. The Counselling I offer allows you to explore and work through unmanageable or difficult feelings in a safe, non-judgemental and caring environment, helping you to identify which steps to take to overcome these challenges.
I have worked as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist since 2004, and provide a safe, nurturing and empathic environment in which many issues can be worked within. I have experience of working with a number of different issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, panic disorders, relationship issues, abuse, phobias, addiction, bereavement, low self-esteem/confidence, family and cultural issues amongst many others.
Within the Initial Assessment, I will explore with you what has brought you to counselling, and will discuss how we might work together. The initial assessment also gives us the opportunity to get a sense of each other and talk about how to achieve your desired goals. I may also suggest incorporating other approaches within the therapy such as the Rewind Technique (a safe and effective way of processing traumatic event/s or phobias) or Mindfulness practise to make the therapy more effective. It is important to note here that regardless of therapeutic approach, a vast amount of research has shown that the relationship between the client and the therapist is the most effective tool of all.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist, with a B.Sc (hons) degree in Psychology, and a MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am Integratively trained and have been working as a therapist since 2004. Throughout my work as a therapist, I have worked with a broad range of issues within a short-term and long term framework, and have also run Mindfulness, relaxation and anxiety groups.
I currently run my own private practice, and have previously worked as a Counsellor at St Mary's University, Kingston University and Luton University.
I have specialist training in:
- Counselling Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse
- Bereavement Counselling
- Online Counselling
- Mindfulness (one-to-one and group)
- Fast Phobia and Trauma Treatment (The Rewind Technique)
- Group work
I have delivered a number of Cultural Awareness Workshops for trained professionals at the Association of University and College Counsellors, and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy conferences, as well as for trainees in various educational institutes.
I have also contributed to The Handbook of Transcultural Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2001 (eds Colin Lago) Open University Press (The effects of a Pakistani Heritage)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Individual Counselling Assessment £60: Ongoing counselling sessions £60
E-counselling Assessment £50: Email exchange £50
Fast Phobia and Trauma Treatment (The Rewind Technique) £85
Mindfulness Course £250
One-to-one Mindfulness sessions: £60
Cultural Awareness Training £250
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|