Sidra Chaudhry D.C.Psych (current), PG Dip. Couns. Dip. Psyth, MBPsS, BACP, NTR
I'm fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have more than 8 years experience as a Counsellor and therapist across the world. It means, I have better awareness about social-cultural context and its impact on mental health being. Owning to my integrative training, I am able to use different approaches, and paradigms according to people needs and demands. My approach is based on Integrative; It means I am trained to use Psychodynamics approach, Cognitive behavioural Approach, Rational Emotive Behavioural therapy, Humanistic Approach, Existential-Phenomenological Approach and Multi-Model Approach in my practice. I am trained to use different exercises such as relaxation techniques, Guided imagery, fraction relaxation techniques and progressive muscular relaxation techniques. I choose my approach based on your problems.
I have substantial experience in wide range of mental as well as physical problems including Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobia, Specific Phobia such as blood, injection, needle, elevators, lift, travel, pain, insects etc, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Attachment problems, Separation Anxiety disorder, Obsessive Compulsive disorder, Somatoform disorders, Bipolar disorder, Post-traumatic disorder, stress disorder, relationship problem, addictions, drug abuse, bullying, sexual abuse, eating disorder, Bereavement, Personal growth life transition, Breast Cancer patients, Maternal Problems, Irritate Bowl Syndom, Diabetes, Hypertensions, Thyroid problems, Anaemia, Chronic illness, psychological adjustment to long term medical conditions as well as culture and personal growth issues.
I have extensive experience to work with people who have any physical health issues such as acute and chronic illness as well as long term illness. I have personal experience how the physical illnesses have affect on emotional as well as mental health beings.
I am member of BPS, BACP , National UK therapist Register and about to complete my professional doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy.
How I work?
Psychotherapy and counselling offer a safe, consistent and confidential relationship in which to explore and begin to understand the particular issues and difficulties that are currently affecting your ability to cope with the challenges of life. They can help you resolve emotional conflict, change negative thinking and behaviour, and support you in making positive choices. Counselling can help you to find more alternative perspectives in your problem.
In my personal qualities, I am genuine, empathy, non-judgemental, unconditional positive regards and respect towards my clients. It means I am not seeing you on basis of your characteristics and not on your age, race, ethnicity, religion etc. Moreover, I do not see my clients as a ‘Patient’. I see them as a human being. I am not interested to label you as ‘Mental health illness or Psychopathology.’ I believe that all the emotions either smile or crying, happiness or sadness, calm or angry is part of us. I do not believe we are allowed to happy but not sad, or allowed to be calm but not be angry. Being a human being, we are allowed to experience all emotions whatsoever they are. There is no life without death; love without hate; and health without illness. These experience tell us importance of life, health and things that we are used to take for granted. Problem is not we are sad, angry etc; problem is unable to understand what triggers these emotions. Problem is around when we do not know, or do not have answer of our queries. I help you to understand as well as explore your emotions and understand why you are experiencing like this. Therefore, I focus more on our relationship as I-Thou rather than ‘I-It’ it means I am not seeing you as object and feel corner to you. We will work together, I believe more we have trust to each other, more opening layers of your life, and you will more depth understand about your reality and existence. Together we can explore the things in life you find difficult or troubling, address those things you may wish to change, and discover how you’d like to live.
I provide Counselling and Psychotherapy services in West London. I am not limited to face to face counselling, I offer telephone counselling, Skype counselling, face-time counselling and face to face counselling. It means, my help for you is not limited to people around my area, rather, I am available for anyone regardless of their time and place. I understand importance of online counselling, because I know today in busied world, it is very hard to travel but not difficult to access internet world. Online counselling is suitable for people those who have travel anxiety, and especially people with physical health issues and restricted movements and dependent on others for travel. Online counselling is also suitable for people who have limited earning, so they can save their travel budgets as well as for those who are very busy in their professional life, and have not time to extra travel. They can connect to me through online counselling.
ü Face to Face Counselling
ü Skype Counselling
ü Face Time Counselling
ü Telephone Counselling
I offer intensive counselling. It means that you are not in good mood, or having stress or feeling low for a short time, and want that someone just listen to you without judging you and need someone to stay with you on particular moment instead of to seek counselling for short or long term. It means you have one intense session either in phone or face to face. The length of Intensive session varies according to your need but would not exceed to 90 minutes. With Intensive counselling, you are not bounding with time. Intensive counselling is more suitable for people who are depressed, feeling low, especially in nights or in weekends, bank holidays. Intensive counselling does not include any assessments. It just stays with your relevant (current) issues.
For more information, please refer to contact page.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (Current-about to complete)-Middlesex University
PG Dip in counselling and Psychotherapy- Middlesex University
Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy- National UK Therapists Register.
Master in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Graduated in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Certificate in Membership of Complementary Health Therapies
Certificate in Membership of the Sherwood Foundation Therapists
Certificate in brief course of Hypnotherapy
ü Mob behaviour and social sciences
ü Neuro-Linguistic Programming
ü Ageing and Memory Problems
ü Hypnosis/Psychiatric Rehabilitation/Child Psychiatry/GP course/Psycho Trauma
ü Drug Safety
ü Gender Differences in Coping Strategies Used by Blood Cancer Patients”
ü Prevalence of Anxiety and Depression among Medical Doctors
ü Prevalence of Anxiety and Depression among Medical Students
ü Impact of Type 2 Diabetes on Cognitive Function among Non-Insulin Dependent Patients
ü Frequency of Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Patients of Conversion Disorder
ü Experience of living with Systemic Sclerosis (Incurable Disease): A phenomenological Inquiry
Currently I am working as an Honory Counsellor at MIND and EACH.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Counselling with Incurable disease
- Counselling with life-threatening illness
- Counselling with terminal illness
- Counselling with socio-cultural conflict
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
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A free of charge telephone consultation (max 15 minutes) is offered prior to booking your assessment.
Reduced feed can be offered to clients with disability allowance, or ESA supports.
Fees available on request.
In telephone/Skype Intensive counselling, you will need to make payment first after 15 minutes, and then we will rejoin session after making payment for first 15 minutes.
In face to face Intensive counselling, you can make one-off payment after end on session.
I can offer discounts if you pay for block of 10 sessions in advance. Please contact me to discuss this further.
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi|
Mon- Friday 9am to 9pm Saturday & Sunday 1pm to 8pm Please contact me further for Intensive Counselling.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer Existential phenomenological supervision to trainees and qualified counsellor and Psychotherapist and also offer integrative approach for supervision.View supervision profile