Having personally experienced the effectiveness of counselling, I decided to train as a therapeutic counsellor. I chose Humanistic Integrative Counselling because the teachings were attuned to my values and beliefs.
Having worked in many different occupations and experienced various levels of responsibilities, traveled and experienced three different continents, I have learned a lot about people and their behaviours. In my life, I have gone through a variety of upheavals, from relationship breakdowns, traumas, addiction to meditation.
One time or another we are all faced with some kind of distress in our lives. So many variables affect us in the ever-changing environment we live in.
In dealing with various different challenges in our daily lives, we sometimes get stuck in solving a particular issue or issues. At that time we seem to become baffled and frustrated, not being able to decide what path to take.
We might lose the ability to trust our instinctive thoughts or feelings, un-enabling us to make appropriate decisions in accordance with our direct perceptions and desires.
Sometimes it becomes too difficult to resolve an issue on our own. It helps to share our difficulties with another person and as the saying goes 'two heads are better than one'.
Providing the ideal secure environment for you, to come and share your difficulties with a professional. Creating the right therapeutic conditions, where you can disclose and explore your difficulties. By effective listening, non-judgemental acceptance and being authentic, I would assist you in exploring your thinking processes and assessing your possible plans of action.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- Motivational Interviewing
- Peer Mentor Progression
- Mindfulness therapy
- Deprivation of Liberty, Mental Capacity Act 1993, Safeguarding Children & Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
- Dealing with Distress: Working with Self-harm and Suicide
- NOCN Level 3, Tackling Issues Of Substance Misuse
- Brief Interventions - Addictions
I have worked with hundreds of clients as a qualified counselling psychotherapist for over 9 years and have assisted people with various kinds of issues. Some of the prominent issues I have dealt with in the past are Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, Addictions, Self-Esteem, Self-Belief, Depression, Relationships, Couples Counselling, Motivation and Stress Management.
Apart from working with private clients, I also work with Employment Assistance Programmes and referrals from hospitals.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have also trained and worked as an Addiction Counsellor. Addiction can happen to anyone regardless of age, character, religion, education or social and employment status. No one purposely turns to addiction but it happens due to various reasons. It could happen due to traumas, distress or past suppression of feelings or emotions. Or it could be genetically linked to our parentage.
£50 per hour.
£60 for couples.
Reduction of the hourly rate may be considered for students on low income and people on social security benefits.
For many people nowadays life is very hectic. I offer online counselling using various methods for those people who cannot have face-face counselling or who prefer anonymity. In the past, some clients have had counselling sessions with me using the telephone, emailing, facebook messenger or skype.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Gujarati and Hindi|
Mon - Fri : 10.00am to 8pm Sat - Sun : 10.00am to 7pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|