Gurpreet Singh, MBACP (Accred)
An experienced counsellor working with Individuals and Couples
Is something worrying you?
Life can feel unmanageable at times. Emotions can become overwhelming and relationships can feel like hard work. Perhaps life simply lacks clarity.
I will help you explore whatever is troubling you. I help you understand your experience, develop coping strategies and come up with your own solutions on how to deal with them. And if it is clarity that you seek then I can also help you get that.
My style of working?
The needs of every person and every couple are unique and different. So although my style is integrative, it is usually adapted to meet client needs. I will use a style that will suit the issues you raise and orient myself around your own preferred style of working. The pace of our work will be set by you and your emotional readiness for change.
Sometimes the presenting issue are different from where the real struggle is. We may have to adapt what we do based on what we uncover. Any change in direction is discussed with you and is always done with your knowledge. I regularly conduct reviews to ensure that we remain on target for what you want from the sessions.
How many sessions?
This is dependent on issues you bring, your readiness for exploration and your needs as a person. You can come to the first session simply to explore if we can work together or it is entirely possible that a single session is all you need. In all cases, we set a review at a maximum of 6 weeks to ensure that the work we are doing is suitable to your needs.
What you can expect?
You can expect a professional, confidential, non-judgemental and safe environment in which to explore your feelings and your issues. As the sessions progress your awareness around your behaviour will increase, and you will gain insight. This by itself can often drive change. Sometimes, I ask my clients to do exercises at home. This is optional and is designed to assist in the work we are doing. They help us understand patterns of behaviour and increase your awareness which will in turn assist in instigating the change you might be seeking.
What kind of issues do I work with?
I work with anxiety, anger, relationship issues, couple issues, drug and alcohol addiction, internet addiction, sex addiction, self-esteem and self-worth, bereavement and various other issues. Often these are interlinked in my experience.
Languages I speak
English, Hindi and Punjabi.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (EdExcel)
Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling with Relate institute and CPCAB
Certificate in CBT
Diploma in NLP
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Level 2
RSPH Level 2 Health Champion
Mental Health First Aid
Trained in Motivational Interviewing
Trained in Mindfulness
SFEDI Accredited Business Advisor and Mentor
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
Individuals: £65 for every 50 min session
Couples: £85 each for every 50 min session
Individuals: £50 per session
Couples: £70 per session
Fees is due before or at the session.