I am a BACP accredited counsellor working in Solihull and Birmingham.
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 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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Session Fee - £50/session