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UKCP Accredited and MBACP

About me

Hello and warm welcome to you.

Sometimes you may go through difficult life experiences that bring up all kinds of feelings such as, feeling sad, lonely, anxious or depressed. Or you may have been feeling a certain way for a while and don't you know why. Your emotional well-being is the foundation to how you feel about yourself and how you show up in your life. Whatever you are feeling/experiencing is valid and has meaning, and I want to support you in your struggles, and help you live a more fulfilled life.

How I work

Building a relationship with you based on trust and acceptance, where you are deeply heard and respected, is important for any change to occur. I will be guided by you and be with you in what you are feeling/experiencing, helping you to find a way through, that feels right for you.

How I can help

In working together, I draw upon a range of orientations and creative methods, combining the mind and body. My way of working involves enabling you to explore what is going on for you and why with no judgement; helping you to gain a better understanding of yourself,  how your past may be impacting your present, and discover your potential. I also offer tools such as meditations and breathing techniques, so that you feel  grounded and calmer, going forward in your life.

I have experience in depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, including difficult family or work dynamics; as well as grief and loss, and childhood trauma. I also offer a warm and welcoming space for the LGBTQ community.

I worked as a market and social researcher for over 10 years, and come from an Asian background. I love being in nature and the spirit animals.

Please feel free to contact me for an initial chat, and to ask any questions.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - CCPE
  • MA Children's Rights - UCL Institute of Education
  • BA (Hons) Psychology - University of Sussex

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £65.00 to £85.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP

Additional information

I offer online and in person sessions.

Fees £65-85 depending on your circumstance.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer sessions starting from 10am - 8pm. Last session at 8pm.

I also offer sessions on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm. Last session at 2pm.

Further information

I am only offering online sessions at present. Face-to-face sessions will be reviewed in the coming months.

2 Warwick Crescent, London, W2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom