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Satish Parmar MBACP

Harrow HA1 & London N1
Harrow HA1 & London N1

About me

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


Experience

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.

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

Addiction

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£60 per hour.

£75 for couples.

The reduction of the hourly rate may be considered for students on low income and people on social security benefits.

Further information


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.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Gujarati and Hindi

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

Access available in Harrow but not in Islington.

Availability

Mon - Fri : 10.00am to 8pm Sat - Sun : 10.00am to 7pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Social

Satish Parmar MBACP

Satish Parmar MBACP