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Digna Patel MBACP Integrative Counsellor

Barnet EN5 & London N12
07726 505842 07726 505842

About me

Hi and thank you for visiting my page.

I know from personal experience that counselling can be quite daunting especially if it's your first time. If you are reading this then then I am glad you have got this far :)

I know how it can feel to have counselling especially if it is your first time, because of that my aim is to make the sessions feel a little less daunting and more comfortable for you. At times, counselling/therapy can come across quite cold and clinical. As counsellors, we all work in different ways and my approach is to work in a more flexible and friendly way.

In order to work as safely as possible during the current COVID-19 outbreak, I am available for sessions using online video calling, telephone and instant messaging services. This will allow me to be more flexible in booking sessions to support your needs in this uncertain time and also means that I can offer counselling sessions if you are based anywhere in the UK. I have limited evening and daytime sessions available please get in touch for more information.

There can be a lot of uncertainty going on for us in life as it is, but due to all the other events going around us at the moment this can be increased making it harder to cope with big and small things.

I love being able to support other people! We all struggle with things, we all face difficulties and challenges and no matter how big or small counselling can be a safe space to talk more about anything that is troubling you.

Please reach out if any one of the below statements reasonates for you:

  • you struggle with not feeling good enough
  • you compare yourself to other people, could be on social media or people you know and it leaves you feeling unhappy or less than
  • you doubt yourself a lot
  • you are constantly overthinking situations or things you said
  • you find it difficult to say to others
  • you feel like you don't really know who you are

Even if the above statements don't relate to how you feel that's okay please feel free to contact me and we can talk a bit further about how I can support you.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor this means that I use a range of varying therapeutic approaches and tools to support you and your needs. As well as my counselling training and experience I also draw on my own personal experiences and lessons that I've learnt along the way where relevant for you.

​​I will provide you with emotional support by offering you a warm, empathic, confidential and non-judgemental space. By offering you a different perspective it can allow you to see problems and issues in a way that you may not have noticed before. In this space you can start to gain awareness and acceptance from which healing and change can begin.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to book a session. You can text/call me on 07726 505 842 or email at info@lotusblossomcounselling.com.

Please note: If you do call me and there is no answer please leave me a voicemail or text message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Take care and all the best on your counselling journey :)

Digna

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & qualifications:

  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Approved Anxiety UK Therapist
  • Registered Member MBACP of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, CPPD Counselling School
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, The Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling

Experience:

  • Experience working as a Childline counsellor
  • Experience of working as a counsellor at the Sangam Centre

Member organisations

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£60 for a 50-minute session face to face session or 60-minute online/telephone session.

I offer limited discounts for students or people on low incomes.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I am also based at the below location:

East Finchley Consulting
104 High Road
East Finchley
London
N2 9EB

Barnet
Hertfordshire
EN5

Aashna Counselling & Psychotherapy
1 Castle Mews
North Finchley
London
N12 9EH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

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

Availability

I have limited evening, daytime and weekend slots available. Please get in touch for more information.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Digna Patel MBACP Integrative Counsellor

Digna Patel MBACP Integrative Counsellor