Ajmer Wahiwala (AJ) - MSc, BSc, UKCP accredited, BACP
Hi, I'm AJ,
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.
As a UKCP accredited Integrative Psychotherapist, I place relationship at the core of my practice and believe it is the foundation that supports my learning, my experience and its practical application.
This enables me to 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.
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.
I offer face to face counselling. Phone/video calls & evening sessions also available.
What I can help with
This robust training and experience supports the holistic therapeutic environment I provide and enables 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 into 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)
For more information or to book an appointment at any location please call me on 07930 526 365 or send me an email here
Training, qualifications & experience
- Integrative Psychotherapy, MSc, PGC, CTA, BSc
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.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
I charge £35 - £45 depending on concessionary status.
I offer a 10-minute free telephone consultation so feel free to make contact via phone or email.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu|
There is wheelchair access at Foxhall Business Centre, Nottingham and also Signature Health Clinic (Mondays only) 320 Fulbridge Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE4 6SJ.
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
|Employee Assistance Programme|