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Sanjay Karia MBACP

Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6
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About me

  • Are you feeling anxious and fearful?  You may not even quite know why
  • Perhaps you're challenged by a relationship, or the end of one? This could be a partner, friend, colleague or family member
  • Are you feeling depressed and unsure what to do about it?
  • Have you been bereaved and are finding it hard to come to terms with what's happened?
  • Are you being over-run by anger?
  • Perhaps you keep repeating a pattern in your life that isn't working for you?
  • Do you have a specific issue that you want to understand or resolve?
  • Perhaps you want to explore your potential?  You may have a sense that there's more to life than you are experiencing right now

Whatever it is that is motivating you to search.....

Give yourself the gift of a safe, confidential and non-judgemental place to explore what it is you might need.  Simply having more awareness of our issues can bring some relief.  Integrating that awareness into everyday life is what brings about change.  Counselling is a very powerful way of doing this.

We all have times in our lives when we need some skilled, professional and caring support.  If you are reading this then chances are there's something that's challenging or troubling you, or you have a sense that you're searching for something.

You don't have to put up with the way things are!

Sadly our society and our culture often suggest that we ought to 'just get on with it'.  This seldom works out as a satisfying solution.  Living life is about more that just getting on with it.

          "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
           Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
           It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us"
                 - Marianne Williamson.

Counselling can offer very real, long lasting and empowering solutions.
You may not be able to change certain circumstances but you can certainly change how you respond and relate to those circumstances.  This is called 're-framing' and is a powerful catalyst for change.

I work with individuals and with couples.  The initial consultation is affordable so that you can check out if I am the right counsellor for you to work with.

Finding the right counsellor is a crucial part of the journey.  (Please read my article on this subject - see the link below.)  You are under no obligation or pressure to continue after the initial consultation.

          "What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison
           to what lies inside of you
"
                   - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a skilled and experienced Integrative Counsellor. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.  Please see my web site (link at top of page) for further details.

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Group Facilitation and Leadership
  • Foundation Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Life Coaching

I am committed to ongoing professional and personal development and regularly undertake training courses to support my practice.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I can also offer therapy online via Zoom secure video call, and on the phone.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Initial consultation - £25, then

Individuals - £50 per 50 minute session
Couples - £65 per 50 minute session.


The initial consultation is a low-cost way of 'checking me out'.  There is no obligation to continue and certainly no pressure.  It is most important that you find the right counsellor for you.

Further information

I run a private practice in Horsley, Gloucestershire where we can meet face to face, or alternatively by Zoom secure video call.

I welcome clients from all cultures, races, religions and sexual orientations.


Before becoming a counsellor I worked in IT in the banking sector for 15 years, and was a self-employed property consultant for 8 years.  I have travelled widely and have experience of living and working in different countries.  I am a husband and father of a young daughter.

I have also been through a number of significant life transitions and experiences - I consider all of this to be valuable life experience which I bring as a counsellor.

I speak some German and also Gujarati.  I'm not fluent enough to conduct a whole session in these languages, but it might enable to me understand your frame of reference more clearly.

Horsley
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Some german and some gujarati.

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I am available in Horsley GL6. I am also available on Zoom secure video call by arrangement. Please contact me to discuss your individual needs.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

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