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A J Wahiwala - MSc, BSc, UKCP accredited, BACP

Foxhall Road NG7 & Peterborough PE3
07930 526 365 Registered / Accredited
Foxhall Road NG7 & Peterborough PE3

About me

Hi, I'm AJ. I am a UKCP accredited Psychotherapist, who specialises in Anxiety and Bereavement. If you are struggling with life, maybe even just getting out of bed, then I am here to help you. It takes courage to reach out for help, you don't have to face your problems alone.

I am currently offering my services effectively and professionally via telephone and online, day time and evening. My telephone counselling has had a high success rate and my clients have found that this way of working has allowed them to feel relaxed in their own space and environment, allowing them to explore all that troubles them with ease and comfort.

Anxiety

Lockdown, isolation and the ever-growing uncertainty around our health and COVID-19 has triggered overwhelming levels of anxiety. For many of us, we have been stuck at home with our family 24/7, whilst others may have been alone. Through these uncertain times, the need to care for our mental and emotional health has never been more crucial.

Bereavement

Loss of friends and family during the global pandemic has caused complex trauma. Psychotherapy can help you to come to terms with and finding a way to move forward with the terrible loss that has been inflicted across the United Kingdom and the whole world.

As an experienced therapist, I offer an organic and effective therapy within a nurturing and non-judgmental environment, providing you with a safe and comfortable place to explore all that ails you and ensures that healing occurs at your pace. I specialise in working with fundamental, significant and difficult life changes, with bereavement and with physical, emotional and psychological loss and trauma.

Fees during COVID-19

I am able to offer both short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy. My normal fee is £50 per session, however during these unprecedented times, I am offering the first six sessions at a reduced rate of £40 per session.

It is important to me that everybody gets the help that they need, irrespective of their circumstances, therefore I invite you to get in touch with me to discuss your situation uniquely with me.

For more information or to book an appointment, please call me on 07930 526365 or send me an email here

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Integrative Psychotherapy, MSc, PGC, CTA, BSc

Experience

I have 12 years experience as an Optometrist working 1-2-1 with patients in the medical field. This has given me a unique foundation when working more therapeutically.

I have a firm and extensive understanding of both the Medical and Therapeutic worlds, allowing me to draw upon the techniques of both to support my client's on their journey.

Training

My therapeutic training consists of working within the private sector, gaining comprehensive experience around a wide range of Psychological presentations.

I also have gained specialist understanding and experience around bereavement and loss working with Cruise and the RNIB counselling services.

Altogether, this enables me to provide a complete holistic environment, encouraging deep insight, growth, healing and change.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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

My way of working

I work creatively to combine Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytical, and relational approaches with Mindfulness and Spirituality, to ultimately provide psychological and emotional growth, change and healing. I also incorporate the latest Neurobiological research in my practice to aid in understanding the Psychosomatic effect on the body.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

I am able to offer both short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy.

£50 per session*

*During these unprecedented times, I am offering the first six sessions at a reduced rate of £40 per session.

It is important to me that everybody gets the help that they need, irrespective of their circumstances, therefore I invite you to get in touch with me to discuss your situation uniquely with me.

I can also offer discounted rates for students.

Further information

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, qualified (with Distinction, valedictorian) at Masters level, and can offer academic support to all students studying a Degree and/or Masters.

My own research dissertation was focused on the physical and psychological needs required to maintain contact with clients that have a sensory loss, namely sight. I integrated the latest Psychological and Neuroscientific understandings to enable therapists to understand the means in which to deepen their relational attunement with clients, a primary tool for healing and change.

What I can help with

This robust training and experience support the holistic therapeutic environment I provide and enable me to work comprehensively with a range of psychological problems, from anxiety and depression to more complex trauma and PTSD.

I am able to offer both short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy in English and Punjabi, while my life experience ensures a deep understanding of cultural, religious, and social differences. I practice in both Peterborough and Nottingham and am situated close to their respective city centres.

Locations

Nottingham - Foxhall Business Centre, Foxhall Road, NG7 6LH (wheelchair access)

Peterborough - Suite C, 32 Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SR

Signature Health Clinic, 320 Fulbridge Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE4 6SJ (wheelchair access)

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I A A Ltd
Foxhall Business Centre
Foxhall Road
NG7 6LH

Suite C
32 Thorpe Wood
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE3 6SR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Punjabi, Hindi, 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

There is wheelchair access at Foxhall Business Centre, Nottingham and also Signature Health Clinic (Mondays only) 320 Fulbridge Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE4 6SJ.

Availability

I am available for 1-2-1 sessions, online and over the phone. To be discussed via assessment. I can offer appointments in the evening and over part of the weekend.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
A J Wahiwala - MSc, BSc, UKCP accredited, BACP

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