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MBACP

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 12 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)

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

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

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.

Fees

From £60.00 to £75.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

£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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mon - Fri : 10.00am to 13.00pm and 6pm to 8pm

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.

Some clients prefer a hybrid method of counselling consisting of both online and face-to-face sessions due to life/work constraints.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Access available in Harrow but not in Islington.

Additional languages

Gujarati and Hindi

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Satish Parmar

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