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About me

We have found ourselves at a time in history where our fears and anxieties are heightened due to health-related concerns and social restrictions. We may be unable to turn to our usual coping mechanisms, leaving us feeling hopeless, helpless and not in-control. Perhaps you are struggling with relationships, overwhelmed with family commitments or work-related stress. You may be suffering from feelings of anxiety, low, depressive moods and a lack of joy and motivation.

Please feel free to get in touch for a free consultation, I would be happy to talk through how I work, and how I can help you through this difficult period.

My very first aim is to create a safe, trusting and confidential space, so you feel comfortable exploring what is weighing you down. We would then prioritise what you need to work on; perhaps it is the physical symptoms of feeling anxious or depressed.  Or perhaps it is an exploration of what it is currently happening in your life, or the effect of past events and relationships.

I am currently offering sessions on Zoom with the intention to resume face-to-face sessions in the near future.

Tel: 07940 538774

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc (Master of Science) in Psychology
  • MSc (Master of Science) in Counselling Psychology
  • I have experience of working both privately and for the NHS.

Additional skills and qualifications

  • Mindfulness based therapy
  • Bereavement and grief
  • Working with medically unexplained symptoms for example; chronic pain, fibromyalgia, IBS and many more.  I understand living with long-term conditions can have a limiting and debilitating effect on life. I can work with you to understand how our emotional wellbeing can impact our physical health. Nurturing our emotional wellbeing can bring about positive changes to our physical health, ultimately, improving our quality of life.

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

Anxiety and depression

Cultural and diversity related work

Psychosomatic and medically unexplained symptoms

Divorce and separation

Life and work stress

Family and relationships

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Intercultural Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes with 10 minutes of admin. 

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Diversity and culture

I welcome the opportunity to work with people from diverse backgrounds. I understand what it means to be at the intersection of cultures, beliefs and values. I understand how challenging life can feel, if our values and way of being, are not in-line with those of the majority. I would be honoured to work with you to find your footing in life and feel at home in your unique identity.

Life changes

Perhaps you're going through relationship changes with your partner or in your wider network with family or friends. Your children maybe growing up and leaving the nest, leaving behind a new structure to adapt to. Whatever the change you're going through, I can help you find your place in a new dynamic.

Working with parents

As a parent myself, I understand how difficult raising children can be at times. We want to offer them our very best, but can find ourselves in situations where we begin to doubt if we truly are doing our best. As children go through transition periods in their life, it can feel particularly difficult, I can help support you through these periods so you are better able to support and hold your children when they most need it.

Key details

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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.

Unspecified

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Organisations
Hema Chowdhury MSc(Counselling Psychology). MBACP(Reg),

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