Anshu Rastogi - Rayoflightrelationshipcounselling
The COVID-19 pandemic is placing into question, directly or indirectly, how we relate to others and ourselves - our fears, anxieties, stresses, desires, ability to seek help, health, intimacy & relationship communication with loved ones. We ask why now? How can I/we get through this? Am I depressed? How can I handle my anxiety? My passion is to support and walk alongside my clients experience of uncertainty & change - from couples & individuals who feel it's make or break to families in conflict. As a specialist relationship counsellor, I can help you navigate the challenges and fears you face together or alone. I've been featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour - please see link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06hfxg9
Now more than ever, counselling can help you navigate one of the toughest times in history. As I used to live in London (last 20 years) and recently moved north, I understand the strains & nuances the Capital can bring. Whether in Sheffield or London, taking steps to reach for help is courageous.I've adapted my practice from largely in person counselling to video/phone to help stem the spread of Coronavirus.
Email or call me and we will work through the rest together.
Being a relationship specialist, I use my insight and expertise to work with you on your issues, helping you “stop being stuck” and moving you forward. I help clients to dig deeper and look beyond their behaviour and emotions, from shouting & anger to panic attacks & anxiety.Together we find new ways of being with tools to help you manage better and navigate life’s twists and turns.
In my work, I see many people struggling with how they communicate - often this can be symptomatic of something else, from infidelity, depression to sexual or family issues. Often the same patterns keep repeating. I can help you break this cycle.
I've worked with Relate, the relationship charity, where I saw families and couples stuck in cycles of distress and anxiety because they didn't understand how to create change. It's frustrating and at this point a relationship counsellor like myself can help you take that step.
It warms my heart that I am helping people be in happier relationships, with themselves and those they cherish, particularly in these unprecedented times. I invite couples, families and individuals of all backgrounds to get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
Being trained as an integrative counsellor, I combine many psychological theories, from psychodynamic – the inner world - to systemic practice – the wider contexts of your life.
I believe that no one glove fits all – which is why being trained in different theoretical modalities gives me the flexibility to adapt according to client needs. Not only do I combine, narrative therapy techniques with attachment based theory, I also use mindfulness practice to complement the healing process.
- PG Diploma Couples Relationship Counselling
- Relate Institute Introduction to Counselling
- PG Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples - IFT
- Individuals Counsellor – Quaggy Children’s Development Trust
- Trained Samaritan Volunteer
- Relate Suicide Risk and Support Certification
- Relate Institute Introduction to Mindfulness Certification
- MBSR –Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, NICE accredited course
- Advanced Relate Domestic Violence and Child Protection Safeguarding Certification
- PG Dip Level Two Narrative Therapy -Institute of Narrative Therapy
Affiliations and memberships
- MBACP registered member (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
- Registered member AICTP (Association of Integrative Coach-Therapists Professionals)
- Relate Registered Practitioner
- BAATN member (The Black African and Asian Therapy Network)
Areas of work
- Confidence & self-esteem
- Sexual Issues
- Depression & anxiety
- Family relationships
- Intimacy & closeness
- Jealousy & distrust
- Relationship life stages
- Crises – panic attacks
- Pre-nuptial counselling
- Understanding each other
- Anger issues
- Work relationships
- Personal development
- Finding your SELF
- Isolation and Fears
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationship Issues. Infidelity. Affairs. Betrayal. Trauma. Rebuilding Trust. Sex. Intimacy.
Anxiety. Depression. Stress. Couples. Family Issues. Emotional Instability. Porn Addiction.
Panic attacks. Poor communication. Lack of self-esteem. Sadness. Loneliness. Self-harming.
Abuse. Verbal abuse. Emotional abuse. Physical abuse. Gender. Sexuality. Gay. Lesbian.
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Couples counselling is weekly and can be either short term (4-12 sessions) or long-term (12 or more).
50minute sessions are £50.
Family counselling is weekly, fortnightly or monthly and can be either short term (4-12 sessions) or long-term (12 or more). These are always 60 minutes at £50.
Individual counselling is weekly and can be either short term (4-12 sessions) or long-term (12 or more). These are 50minute sessions at £50.
I have allocated slots that are at reduced rates for non-paid carers and students, please ask.
It’s important for you to get the right counsellor. I offer a reduced rate of £45 for this session, where you can see how it feels to work with me and decide if you wish to continue. There is no obligation. This initial session, is also for me to see if I can offer you the best form of counselling. It maybe after this time together, I refer you to a different counsellor or a more specialised service.
I have a 48hour cancellation policy. If this is not given I will charge the full amount of the session. Payments are made in advance of each session.
Notice of holidays is given two weeks in advance, unless there are unforeseen difficulties or circumstances – which will then be discussed.
Whether you are a couple, a family or an individual - I would love to hear from you, as this means you have taken the first steps to facilitate change. Please go to my website for more details: https://rayoflightrelationshipcounselling.com
Please note I am also a personal coach-therapist and can offer coaching to those who require more work and personal goals and training.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
There is no specific wheelchair access at my work premises currently.
I can offer daytime and evening slots - I will endeavour to respond within 24hours of receiving your email with my availability.
Types of client