About me

I am a qualified Counsellor and I have been practicing for several years. Over the years in a therapeutic setting I have worked directly with both male and female adult clients aged 18 and over belonging to different ethnic groups and from different working backgrounds. I feel this has exposed me to have a wide range of experiences as every client brings their own uniqueness and individuality which I have comfortably been able to adapt to as a Counselling Therapist.

I have worked with clients in a face to face setting, and most recently I have been working with clients via online platforms, and over telephone calls which has worked very well. I generally work with clients on a weekly basis at a chosen allocated time but this can be discussed with the client depending on what is suitable for their needs.

It can vary with how quickly a client progresses whilst on their counselling journey as everyone has their own personal challenges, so the number of sessions each client feels is suitable can also vary due to this. I hold invaluable experience working therapeutically with clients over a short term period, i.e. three sessions, and also over a long term period. I feel my role as a Mental Health Therapist has been very rewarding as it has enabled me to see the client’s progress and the transformation they have whilst on their counselling journey. I have seen many clients’ grow in their self-awareness overtime, and adapt to enjoying new helpful skills such as mindfulness, self-care techniques, and learning to express themselves by writing in a journal. This then naturally helps to boost their low mood, low self-esteem and low-confidence considerably.

I am very passionate in helping and supporting others who are struggling with their mental health, and I strive to provide an effective holistic means of improving others wellbeing.

I have been trained predominantly in Person-Centred Therapy which is a humanistic approach focusing on the client’s needs. It is a non-directive talking therapy allowing the client the space to move freely in the session. I also hold experience in practicing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with clients which is also a talking therapy where the Therapist and client work together to identify any dysfunctional thoughts or behaviours that are maintaining the issues they are presenting, and thinking about whether these could be changed. Solution-Focused Therapy is another talking therapy I find to be powerful, and this is a more goal-orientated approach which highlights the client’s ability to find solutions or alternatives to the problems they are facing.

I believe my patient, empathetic and non-judgmental approach will allow the client to explore their internal feelings and come to the realisation of their inner strength which can then work to transforming the client to become closer to their goal of achieving the best version of themselves.

Training, qualifications & experience

I was awarded with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology at Keele University in year 2016 after I followed my passion to help others. Since being awarded with my qualification I have been working therapeutically with adults on a one to one basis and gained vast experience overtime with clients presenting various mental health issues including anxiety, trauma, stress, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), low self-esteem, and low mood to name a few.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • HealthAssured
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

£50 for a 50 minute session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Coming from an Asian cultural background I am able to speak fluently in the two other languages Punjabi and Hindi. I feel this enables me to reach out to those who feel limited with not being able to speak the language English fluently, and are struggling to find the right support due to their language barriers.

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Languages offered

Panjabi

Hindi

Online platforms

Skype
Hardish Gill

Hardish Gill