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About me

Do you feel that past events are affecting how you cope with life now? Are you tired of the dips in your mood that seem to take place? Does it feel exhausting swirling in that black hole? I offer an encouraging and gentle space for you to bring your difficult feelings out to let them be heard. This can help make sense of what's happening for you - helping you move forward and feel more at peace by understanding yourself better.

I use an integrative approach as I see every client as an individual; there's no one size fits all approach - the sessions are tailored to you.  I offer a free initial consultation for this reason, for me to understand what brings you to therapy but for you to also experience me as a therapist .

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 , male mental health 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)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

South-Asian culture

In-law abuse

Faith-based shame/struggles

Inner child work which is particularly powerful if there was childhood trauma(s), childhood abuse, feelings of disconnect from your childhood but struggle to understand or remember why and/or where your needs weren't met as a child.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£45 per session for face to face or remote therapy (online or telephone)

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I have some availability on Wednesdays, during the day, for in person sessions and Fridays for remote sessions.  I will have further availability on Tuesdays as of 23rd August 2022.

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

The Wellbeing Hub, 14 Rogart Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow, G40 2AA

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

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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

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