I am a BACP accredited counsellor based in Solihull and Birmingham. I provide counselling nationwide via telephone and video counselling sessions.
COVID - due to the pandemic, I am currently providing counselling sessions by telephone and video calls.
People seek counselling when they are feeling in distress and they want that to change. During my counselling sessions, you can talk to me about what has brought you to counselling and you can share your problems with a me in a safe space. I will listen and build up a picture of how you experience your world. I can then help guide you through your current difficulties and we can work together to see how to make things better for you. You can decide on what changes you would like to achieve and we can work towards those goals. Sometimes life can feel very overwhelming and you cannot work out why you feel this way. We can work through why this may be the case, look at past experiences which may be affecting you in the present day. If you are having trouble moving forward in life and need some support, I would be able to help with building confidence and resilience.
I have been providing short and long term counselling to adults and young people integrating knowledge from Person-Centred, Psychodynamic theories and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have worked with a diverse range of presentations, including work-related stress (plus return to work support), depression, anxiety, bereavement (particularly baby loss), domestic abuse, relationships, self-esteem and personal development.
I provide counselling in several languages including English, Gujarati, Hindi and Urdu.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FD BA in Integrative Counselling (Newman University, Birmingham)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (The University of Birmingham)
- PhD (Division of Medical Sciences)(The University of Birmingham)
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)
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Session Fee - £50/session