Kanta Patel

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FdA, MBACP (Accredited), UKRCP Reg | Experienced Counsellor
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Kenton, Harrow, HA3
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About me

I'm an accredited counsellor with over 16 years of experience working with adults, couples and young people who are experiencing a wide range of issues: anxiety, stress, panic attacks, couples counselling and relationship problems, low self-esteem, compulsive behaviours, bereavement, eating disorders, childhood trauma, domestic abuse, depression, self harm, anger management, difficulties letting go of the past and affairs and betrayals.

You don't have to struggle on your own anymore. Sharing thoughts and concerns in a safe, confidential environment allows you time to explore feelings honestly and openly, as much or as little as you wish.

If you're feeling anxious, depressed, alone, feeling isolated or struggling with your mental health then please get in touch

I also have a wealth of experience in working with cultural issues, cross cultural relationships, living with an extended family and long term mental and physical health difficulties.

If you're reading this, it is likely that either you or someone you know could benefit from seeking counselling/therapy support. I respect, value and accept each and every clients regardless of their cultural background.

In addition to private practice, I've also worked with the following organisations:

  • Mind - helping clients with a wide variety of issues and challenges.
  • Place2Be - working with children and young people to support mental health problems.
  • The Harrow Women's Centre - offering counselling and support for women experiencing bereavement and loss, surviving trauma, abuse and domestic violence, isolation and cultural adjustment.
  • The WISH centre - helping mothers and their children to live their lives independently after leaving abusive relationship.

I provide brief and longer-term therapy to clients dealing with a range of emotional issues, including anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, compulsive behaviours, eating disorders, childhood trauma, domestic abuse, depression, self harm, anger management, family issues, relationship between young adults and their parents, long term mental and physical health difficulties.

We may feel lost, powerless, ashamed, alone, guilty or even blame ourselves. Many more thoughts can keep on entering our mind without our permission and we can't find ways to stop unwanted or unhelpful thoughts multiplying.

Struggling with mental health problem isn't a sign of weakness. We can't suddenly recover or be freed from some negative or undesirable condition and emotions that we are feeling. Mental health affects our thinking, emotions and behaviours. Some of us may experience extreme and unexpected changes in our mood; such as feeling more sad or worried than normal. For others, it means not being able to think clearly, not being able to communicate with others, or have the ability to explain what we are feeling. Everyone has mental health.

We may feel scared to ask for help with our mental health as we are sometimes made to believe that we will be given medications which may come with unwanted side effects or we may end up taking them for the rest of our lives.

Seeking counselling or talking therapy might be very new to you and you may not feel comfortable talking to a stranger. It's okay to talk. Why not give it a go.

You may have found that you've become extremely quiet or withdrawn. You may suddenly burst into tears or feel angry or very anxious.

You don't have to struggle on your own anymore. Let's talk! Sharing thoughts and concerns in a safe, confidential environment allows you time to explore feelings honestly and openly, as much or as little as you wish.

You can email me or call me on 07561 368 389 to find out more.

I offer counselling/therapy sessions in English and Gujarati. Seeking counselling help in many cultures can be difficult. I am able to offer Asian counselling, and am also a Gujarati counsellor.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Degree in Person-Centred Counselling (FdA), Middlesex University

  • Accredited Member of The British Association For Counselling and  Psychotherapy

  • UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist

  • Certificate in Coaching with Coaching Academy

  • First Aid for Mental Health

  • Certificate in CBT

  • Certificate in Focusing with The British Focusing Association (BFA)

  • Certificate in working with trauma

  • Certificate in working with suicide

  • Certificate in working with self harm

I am currently working within an Education setting, supporting students over the age of 16 and over who have experienced abuse, depression, OCD, ADHD, mental health difficulties, poverty and more...

I have also worked as a counsellor in a primary school, working with children therapeutically and have also gained experience in working with mothers and their children who suffered domestic abuse at one of the agencies where I worked as a counsellor/group facilitator.

I graduated from the University of Middlesex with a foundation degree in Person-Centred Counselling.

I am a BACP Accredited counsellor (Accredited Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapists) and adhere to the guidelines of their code of ethics, good practice and am bound by its ethical framework for good practice in counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Refugees

Additional information

Our first meeting/initial consultation is an opportunity for both of us to meet and for you to ask any questions you may have regarding the sessions and for me to find out what your goals are. Most important, to consider what might be most helpful for you at the moment and what you wish to achieve from counselling.

I offer a face to face, online and telephone counselling service. 

             £55.00 for one to one, on line counselling

             £65.00 for one to one, face to face counselling  

Please call me if you need to talk. 

When I work

I offer day time, evening and weekend appointments.

Further information

We tend to feel ashamed or embarrassed to discuss these issues with others and we may end up suffering even more because of it. These issues can be very sensitive, difficult and stressful and can also leave us feeling as though we are not worthy and that we are all alone. This can subsequently lead to depression, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, mental instability and the inability to enjoy our lives.

The struggles we face vary from time to time and from person to person. To one, a specific problem can seem very small, however to another the same problem may seem impossible to cope with. Seeking help can often seem daunting, especially when considering pride and being seen by family or friends. Sometimes it can seem easier to simply close our eyes and pretend everything is fine.

The problems we face may seem immense and impossible to overcome. This does not have to be the case however, as there are many ways which can help ease some difficulties and take away some of the pressures, stress and anxiety. One well known method is called counselling.

Counselling is a form of psychological therapy, often known as 'talking therapy'. It is a method involving expressing and exploring feelings and coming to terms with the problems and then finding better ways of coping. See counselling page for more information.

Could you benefit from talking to a counsellor?

Counselling offers an opportunity for you to talk to a professional therapist to help you understand yourself and your situation. Counselling can help you see things more clearly, perhaps from a different perspective. It can enable you to make choices and reduce confusion.

I provide brief and longer-term therapy to clients dealing with a range of emotional issues, including anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, compulsive behaviours, eating disorders, childhood trauma, domestic abuse, depression, self harm, anger management, family issues, relationship between young adults and their parents, long term mental and physical health difficulties.

How counselling can help you

My aim is to provide a non-judgemental, safe and supportive environment for you in which you can talk and explore your feelings, be it anger, frustration, beliefs and thoughts without anyone telling you what to do. By listening in a focused and purposeful way, I will help you to access your inner resources and engage in a more effective way with whatever is distressing you.

You don't need to deal with your problems alone. Give me a call or email me to find out how I can help you. Make that call. "Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today." Benjamin Franklin

Comments from my clients

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"At first I was scared of going to counselling as I wasn't sure if I would be able to talk to a stranger who would be able to understand me, however, in Kanta I found a friend who was willing to listen and give me the time I needed to be able to let my feelings out. At the time of counselling I had hit a crossroad in my life and Kanta helped me to see things from a different perspective so that I could think with a clear head and make the right decisions for my life. Kanta was always understanding and most importantly honest, and this helped me to understand myself and my surroundings in a much better and positive way.

I am very grateful for the help and support I have received from you Kanta, thank you."

"I have found my sessions with Kanta to be invaluable in starting to change my patterns of low self esteem and confidence. Within a few sessions I had already noticed that I was approaching things in a more positive way and almost 'stepping outside' myself to change the way I dealt with family and work situations to best effect. I had suffered with self doubt, feelings of guilt and low confidence for most of my adult life but now feel positive about the change it has made and am looking forward to the future."

Getting to the sessions

Kenton practice is situated in Kenton Harrow, HA3, easily accessible from Kingsbury,  Stanmore, South Harrow, Harrow Weald, Harlesden, Edgware, Hendon, Wembley, and Kilburn.

Nearest tube station is Kingsbury (Jubilee line) or Preston Road, Northwick Park and Harrow on the Hill (Metropolitan line) are close by.

Buses:
183, 204 and 79

Samaritans’ Executive Director of Fundraising and Communications, Rachel Kirby-Rider said: "Thank you to Kanta Patel who is helping make Feel Good Friday such a successful fundraiser. Samaritans receives a call for help every five seconds, and funds raised will help us answer more calls from people struggling to cope."

Kenton, Harrow, HA3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

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Additional languages

Gujarati

Gujarati

Kanta Patel
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