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(MSc Psychology, PG Dip. in Counselling, Reg. BACP)

About me

Introduction

Hi, my name is Aashima Aggarwal, and I'm a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist.

I provide a safe and confidential environment where I use my main superpower, the ability to listen intently and reverently, to understand and provide a unique therapeutic process to the individual. I use a combination of therapies and techniques including meditation, emotional freedom technique (tapping), and talking therapies (such as CBT, where appropriate).

Focused Concerns

I have a lot of experience helping deal with a variety of concerns, but am especially skilled to address the following:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Low Self Esteem
    Low Self Confidence
  • Parental Difficulties
  • Post Redundancy Anxiety/Stress
  • Stress
  • Work Related Stress

Process

Counselling/therapy can seem like an overwhelming experience, and to help resolve this, I offer a three stage process:

1. Initial Consultation - This free 20-30 minute consultation gives us both an opportunity to asks questions, clarify concerns and identify if there a mutual connection.

2. Assessment Sessions - The first two sessions are reserved as 'assessment' sessions where we are given an opportunity to fully understand the concerns that are troubling you.

3. Resolution Sessions - We then focus on addressing the concerns through a variety of therapies and techniques that will help in understanding the concerns on an emotional and psychological basis, leading to resolutions that are long lasting.

Training, qualifications & experience

My educational background includes a Masters in Psychology, a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

I have over 10 years of experience providing counselling/therapy services to a variety of clients including adults, older adults, families, and adolescents on a short to long term basis. I am also a fully qualified teacher and have taken on roles as a Psychology teacher in a number of secondary schools and colleges. My experience also includes working at an autistic school.

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

  • Insomnia
  • Parental Difficulties

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fee is £50/hour, and I provide concessions based on the number of sessions booked. I am currently providing a concession to NHS and key workers at a fee of £35/hour.

When I work

I have availability in the mornings or evenings.

Further information

I currently work with the following insurance providers:

  • WPA
  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • Vitality
  • Healix
  • Aetna Global Benefits
  • Cigna
  • Freedom Health Insurance

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

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