Ahrany Balasingham

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BSc (Hons), MA, MBACP & MBPsS
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Mitcham, Surrey, CR4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyse us or make us feel lost and vulnerable; they are supposed to help us discover who we are and contribute to our personal growth and resilience. However, we may not always know how to do this.

As a counsellor with over eight years of experience, my approach is client-centred and holistic, rooted in empathy, active listening, and collaboration. I believe each person’s journey is unique, and I am here to provide a supportive, confidential, and nonjudgmental space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and concerns. As a person of colour, I greatly value and respect differences and have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds, and I welcome all aspects of you.    

I adhere to the highest professional and ethical standards of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I attend regular clinical supervision to enhance my continuous personal and professional development. 

How will counselling help?

Counselling can lead to enhanced self-awareness, self-acceptance, and improved well-being. 

I view counselling as a partnership, and we’ll work together to uncover insights about your thoughts, behaviours, and patterns. While my approach is client-centred, I draw from various evidence-based therapeutic techniques that align with your preferences and needs. These might include cognitive behavioural therapy tools, mindfulness, chair work, creative therapy tools and more. Together we’ll develop practical coping strategies and tools tailored to your unique circumstances to identify and enhance your resilience. We will regularly review your progress toward your goals and adjust our approach to help create positive and lasting change in your life. 

How do I get started?

I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation to explore what you hope to gain from counselling and how we may work together. If we decide to work together, you can choose short- or long-term counselling based on your goals and needs. Sessions would take place weekly for 50 minutes. 

I currently have availability for online sessions. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified integrative counsellor with a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree and masters in Counselling and Psychosocial Support. I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists). In addition, I am also a Counselling Psychology Professional Doctoral trainee with BPS (British Psychological Society) graduate membership and eligible for HCPC registration upon completion. 

I have worked with clients in several organisations and charities internationally and in the UK with difficulties concerning:

  • Acculturation stress
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Childhood trauma
  • Depression
  • Domestic and gender-based violence
  • Loneliness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Minority stress
  • Panic attacks
  • Refugee mental health issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Spirituality
  • Traumatic experience
  • War trauma
  • Work stress

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£40.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Fees are on a sliding scale, depending on your wage or situation. Limited slots are available for concessionary rates. 

When I work

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Mitcham, Surrey, CR4

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Additional languages

Tamil

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Ahrany Balasingham
Ahrany Balasingham