Sejal Chad Psychotherapist MA Dip. HCPC Registered
I am a qualified and registered counsellor and psychotherapist with over ten years experience in the mental health and community support field. I have particular experience supporting people with past experiences of trauma, and those at some kind of crisis point or crossroads in their lives.
The difficulties we have in the present often have their origins in experiences from the past. Sometimes people may seek therapy to try and make a shift in areas that feel stuck or habitual - whether in everyday behavior or personal relationships. A supportive therapeutic relationship can help make sense of these patterns, and find ways to articulate and understand what was not previously easy to put into words, and to discover and think through new ways of moving forward. The process of looking at ourselves and the feelings we struggle with can often seem overwhelming and scary, and at the same time it can also be transformative, offering a growing sense of hope and confidence.
I believe that compassion, creativity and respect are vital qualities for creating meaningful change and I offer a confidential and non-judgmental environment in which any issues you may bring can be explored safely and in depth.
I draw on a range of therapeutic orientations according to what is best suited to each person and situation. We can discuss at the start of therapy whether time-limited counselling (6-12 sessions) or longer-term, in-depth therapy would be most helpful for you.
I offer sessions from my consulting rooms in Farringdon, Central London, and Muswell Hill, North London.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA (Distinction) Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
- Dip. Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
- Advanced Dip. Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts
- MA Poetic Practice
- Cert. Counselling Refugees and Asylum Seekers
- Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) Registration No: AS15198
I have worked with clients experiencing depression; anxiety; stress; panic attacks; major life changes; eating disorders; learning difficulties; addiction issues; low self-esteem; shame; suicidal thoughts and feelings; relationship difficulties; parenting issues; financial challenges; loss, bereavement and grief; complex trauma; sexual abuse; emotional abuse; physical abuse; health issues and illness; issues relating to gender and sexuality.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Individuals £55 - £75 for 50 minute session
Couples £70 - £90 for 50 minute session
Limited low-cost spaces available.
Therapeutic Use of the Arts
I offer a variety of art materials, including paints, pens, sand tray, postcards and clay, that may help to express emotions that are initially too painful to put into words. Using the arts in conjunction with talking may offer a safe and contained way to start to look at and make sense of complicated experiences and see situations from a range of perspectives.There is no need to have previous experiences of using the mediums or to be 'good' at art - rather they can simply offer an additional and often powerful way of furthering personal insight, healing and self-awareness.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client