Ajmer Wahiwala Integrative Psychotherapy, MSc, PGC, CTA, BSc
Hi, I'm Ajmer, I am a highly trained UKCP accredited Integrative Clinical Psychotherapist, qualified at Masters level with a distinction. I will provide you an organic and effective therapy within a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environment to explore all that ails you.
I understand that it takes true courage to reach out for help. I place relationship at the core of my practice to encourage a supportive setting for you to feel comfortable and accepted. I ensure any healing occurs and at your pace. I work relationally and specialise in significant and difficult life changes, with bereavement and physical, emotional and psychological loss and trauma.
My extensive training and experience enables me to specialise in working with bereavement and loss, low mood, anxiety, depression, relationships and trauma. My organic and effective therapy looks to provide you with the tools to better understand and manage your issues with life, work or relationships.
How I work.
We will creatively, combine the latest in Psychological and Neurobiological understandings with Mindfulness, Meditation and Spirituality, to encourage healing, growth, and change, across both the Mind and Body. My training and experience support the holistic therapeutic environment where our work is framed.
I offer both short term and long term therapy and my relational practice encourages a supportive setting for you to feel comfortable and accepted while, providing you a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environment to explore all that ails you.
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 look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In response to COVID-19 and #BlackLivesMatter, we are all experiencing pressures and difficulties. I work to include these difficult social moments. As a British asian man, I am able to direct psychotherapeutic conversations with BAME and diversely cultured clients in a supportive relational environment.
- £50 per session
During these unprecedented times, I am offering the first six sessions at a reduced rate of £40 per session.
I am able to offer both short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy, and I can also offer discounted rates for students.
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.
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)