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Aashima Aggarwal (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 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

  • Insomnia
  • Parental Difficulties

Fees

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.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Further information

I currently work with the following insurance providers:

  • WPA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

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 Unspecified

Availability

I have availability in the mornings or evenings.

Types of client

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

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

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