About me

Seeking help for sensitive issues and life difficulties is so personal and can also be really hard. Life can feel really overwhelming at times; perhaps you're struggling to understand your own emotions for why you feel a particular way and feel frustrated - maybe even angry with yourself. I would work together with you to explore the reasons behind your struggles and get to the roots of your difficulties. I believe that once understanding and awareness over difficult emotions takes place, real changes can also happen leading to a more whole and enjoyable way for you to live.

I am a person-centred therapist working with clients to explore the roots of their distress. I enjoy creative approaches in therapy but only if this feels comfortable to clients. I also offer a five session writing therapy specifically aimed at PTSD or trauma.  I have specific experience working with childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, low mood, anxiety, South-Asian cultural issues, depression, grief and traumatic life events.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 15 years experience in the health care sector where, having completed a Masters, I worked as a community based pharmacist.  Feeling disillusioned that medication was often the first point of call for people who I felt could benefit from exploring their difficulties in therapy, I retrained as a person-centred counsellor.  I completed my post-grad qualification via Aberdeen University in counselling and psychotherapy and have been working with clients for the past three years.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

South-Asian culture

In-law abuse

Faith-based shame/struggles

Fees

From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£45 per session for face to face therapy

£40 per session for online or telephone therapy.

Availability

I currently have flexibility Wednesday to Friday with appointments and can offer evening sessions. 

Further information

I know it feels tough right now but you've taken such a brave step to want to get help. Please do reach out and we can work together to try to make life feel easier. I offer a free initial consultation over the phone for you to get a feel of me as a person and to discuss what brings you to therapy. You're welcome to email, call or even whatsapp - whatever feels easier for you.  I always endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours.

3 Spiersbridge Way
Thornliebank
Glasgow
Lanarkshire
G46 8NG

Glasgow
South Lanarkshire
G75

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

Wheelchair user access

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.

Additional languages

Punjabi

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Social

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