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BA (Hons), PGDip, MBACP Accred, UKCP Registered

About me

About me

Life is difficult at times. In such moments it can help so talk to another and find creative solutions on how to move forward. I aim to provide you a safe and nurturing environment in which we can explore issues that trouble you.

Therapy provides a safe space to explore issues and challenges that you face in life. These issues may range from internal struggles with self-confidence, anxiety, depression and anger management to relational issues with conflict and abuse. Alternatively one may seek to explore deeper existential issues around meaning, purpose and how to live a purposeful life. Through a series of non–judgemental empathetic meetings I seek to develop inner strength and tap into your potential to seek outcomes and solutions that serve you best.

Short Term Solutions Focused Therapy

Short term work focuses on specific issue that you bring. Often clarifying the issue at hand in itself can bring relief. Following on from this the questions that presents is what would be a "good" outcome for you. Holding this outcome as a reference and context for our work I then explore how you can find ways to support yourself and move forward.

Through my experience and further training I have the following areas of focus:

Depression and Anxiety

Having worked with a number of clients around depression, generalised anxiety and panic attacks I focus on the following key aspects.

Mindfulness: Using a variety of exercises I would look at how you can manage your feelings and negative thought patterns that lead you to feel either depressed and, or anxious. The intention would be to allow help you develop ways self manage these difficult and overwhelming feelings.

Context: I would also look at what situations trigger feelings of anxiety and depression as Ill as any historical context and traumatic events that may have a role to play. Holding a greater awareness around life experiences would potentially allow for more clarity allowing you to choose supportive behavioural patterns as opposed to default patterns.

Please note that causes of depression and anxiety can be deep rooted and these sessions can offer you the first steps of dealing with these poIrful issues.

Family, Relationships and Entanglements

Families, a source of great support and strength or alternatively a source a great anxiety and difficulty. Entangled and challenging relationships can have a huge impact on us and pull us back into difficult or even destructive patterns.

Our attempt would be to uncover what lies hidden behind these entanglements. Lets be clear, it is not about making happy families. Facing reality and the situation you find yourself in is the first step. Our work would seek to take a step back and get a holistic picture of what impacts your family. Often migration and trauma experienced by previous generations can resonate through the system and still have an impact today. Recognising what belongs to previous generations and what is not for you to carry forward in your generation is significant.

Our endeavour would be to see how you can come to terms with the situation and allow yourself to move forward and flourish in your life.

Bereavement and Loss

Bereavement, grief and loss are difficult, particularly in our society where it is not talked about and met with silence.

Death and dying throw up difficult emotions, not just sadness and grief but more challenging one's like guilt, anger and relief. Relationships come under pressure as people react differently and family dynamics are altered as people seek to adjust to the change. It often has an impact on our health with symptoms ranging from loss of appetite to lack of energy. Changed circumstances may demand I undertake new and unfamiliar tasks requiring us to learn new skills. I may question our faith, how can God allow something like this to happen and I may question who I are and what our purpose in life is. All this can be deeply confusing, unsettling and difficult to manage.

Add to this societal taboo around speaking of death and the constant request to move on and get over it can leave us feeling pressured, very alone and isolated.

Our work would give you an opportunity to explore and process your bereavement, be it recent or older. Exploring your relationship to the deceased and I would seek to explore how you can find some peace and come terms with their death. Death is final and asking you to get over it or move on is deeply disrespectful. Our hope is that counselling allows you manage the grieving process and find some peace.

Being Gay and Coming Out for People of the Black and Asian Communities

What does it mean to be gay and from a minority community? Does one have to come out? What are the consequences? How can I be happy and be true to our heritage? These are some of the challenges facing LGBTQI clients from the BME communities.

I explore what it means for you to be gay and how this can be reconciled with your background and the community you come from. I explore challenging feelings, possibly of shame, guilt and disloyalty towards your heritage as Ill as the undermining thoughts that you are not a good person and inferior or defective in some way.

The big question, should you come out? Or reflecting on your current circumstances would it be more appropriate for you to hold the tension and maintain silence? What the consequences are for you of either choice? I can not give you the answer but by exploring the issue I hope you may gain some more clarity on what is best way forward for you.

Questions of sex, disease including HIV and AIDs may arise and how you can remain safe. Looking at chem sex and what the scene is all about and if you wish to be part of it. What social support networks are available to you and how can you meet like minded people that are supportive and appreciative of you and your sexuality?

Longer Term Therapy

Longer term therapy may be required when deeper issues and trauma need to be worked through. Integrating wounded parts of ourselves can take time and this is where long term therapy can be deeply supportive.


Therapeutic Approach

I am trained in Psychosynthesis. A holistic approach that acknowledges both the personal and transpersonal. In includes our mind, feelings and respects the wisdom in our bodies. It chooses not to instruct but acknowledges client's latent potential. I also use visualisations, drawing and music if appropriate to uncover hidden material whilst exploring ways that allow you to find some peace with the issues that challenge you.



Languages

I work in English. I also speak German, Hindi, Urdu and Bengali.

Insurance

I am listed BUPA, WPA, Cigna & Aviva. Please check with that your policy covers psychological support.

Location

In addition to the location listed below I offer telephone and online therapy.

London Bridge, Tooley Street

Tube: Jubilee Line and Northern line bank branch

National Rail

Busses: Large number of busses serve London Bridge. Please refer to transport for London's website for more detail.


Finally, whoever you should choose as counsellor I wish you well...

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly" Richard Bach

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy 

Certificate in Couples Counselling from Centre of Systemic Constellations

Certificate in Family Constellation from the Centre for Systemic Constellations

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling.

Qualified Coach, endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Trainer's Certificate from the Chambers of Commerce, Cologne.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

family dynamics and entanglements
loss of direction
self exploration
coping with change
hopelessness
feeling unfulfilled
isolation
identity
cultural and race issues

Fees

£70.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Individual Therapy: £70.00

Further information

I am also a qualified coach. Coaching is the process that facilitates and supports you develop and achieve goals that enable you to lead a more successful and satisfying life. The coaching model can be used to address a number of specific objectives that you might have.

You may be looking to:
Start a new business
Prepare for interviews
Change your job
Manage your money better
Deal with stress
Have a healthier lifestyle
Loose weight
Find a partner
Go back to school or study a course
Have a more fulfilling relationship

Together we look at how you can achieve these. By developing SMART goals and using the GROW model, you create the tools and techniques that help you reach your objectives.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages

Bengali, Hindi, Urdu & German

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

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