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Do you feel anxious, stressed or depressed?
Despite all efforts you find yourself stuck,alone and despairing.
I am a BACP Registered counsellor and I can offer you a safe place to support you to explore your situation and find meaning.
Counselling and Psychotherapy are clinically proven to help us understand our processes and offer us help to support our mental and emotional well -being. Sometimes life presents us with unforeseen circumstances or we find ourselves in life situations where everything seems overwhelming and out of control. You might have been able to manage well in the past but you feel more vulnerable, teary and fragile.
This could be because of loss of relationship, bereavement, health,job, dreams, trauma or something more profound.
I am a BACP registered qualified counsellor who can help you find meaning through the loss and pain. I offer a safe and non-judgemental space to help you explore the issues and make a positive change. Sometimes this process is easier and more effective with a trained counsellor who is not a close relative or a friend.
I am a warm and an empathic person and believe that solutions come from people once they take the first step. This might seem daunting at first but once people decide to take therapy positive change can happen.
I trained as a Humanistic Counsellor based on Transactional Analysis in 2014. I customise therapy according to the needs of the client's and use various techniques to make it simple , practical and effective. I have a good understanding of other modalities like CBT, Psychodynamic,solution focussed and integrative. My clinical experience includes one to one work in a busy doctor's surgery, University of Southampton and have the specialist training in abuse and addictions respectively.
I am a British Asian and grew up in India. My first career was in academics, but there was a part in me which always wanted to be a counsellor and therefore after my move to U.K I trained as a Counsellor. I embrace multiculturalism and I enjoy working with people with varying ethnicity and diverse backgrounds. I understand the impact of moving cultures and the challenges and joys it encompasses. I believe every individual without any labels of gender, religion,nationality or sexuality is a human being first and for me in the therapy room that is very important.
Unconditional Positive Respect and being non-judgemental is one of the key values of ethics and I do my utmost to follow these principles. It gives me a great sense of satisfaction being a part of people's life to make a difference.
I am privileged to work with people ,joining them in their life journey and helping them to manage change effectively.
It's your life and it's important. I can offer support and help you to find your own answers to be able to cope life better. I am here to partner you and guide you to help find the solution that best fits your unique situation.
My private practice is in a quiet close on the ground floor with easy parking.
I work with individuals and couples for either short term or long term work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degre in Humanistic Counselling (Merit)based on Transactional Analysis (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited) Level 4-5 Middlesex University 2011-2013
TA101 ,The Link Centre . Sussex.
ABC Certificate Course in Counselling Skills,Level 3, Eastleigh College,2009
Ph.D The Cultural Other in the Writings of D.H Lawrence , Rajasthan University,2003
M.A (English) University of Rajasthan,1995
B.A (English Honours, Psychology Subsidiary) Kanoria Girls College, Rajasthan University Jaipur 1993
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
60 minutes individual session £50.00
60 minutes couple session £70.00
I offer an introductory session at a discounted rate of £30.00 for 50 minutes.
Concessions offered for
I am committed to my professional development and therefore regularly attend workshops and conferences. I take regular supervision.
I work ethically within the framework set by British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy for good practise. I am also a member of Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP)and United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis(UKATA).
I am enrolled for my advance training at The Berne Institute .