India Sunderland BA (Hons), MBACP, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
I’m a strong believer that, in the words of Nelson Mandela “there is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living” – yet sometimes life is really quite tough and we find ourselves struggling and this ideal seems far from our reality.
As COVID-19 disrupts our lives you may find yourself feeling emotionally overwhelmed, anxious, lonely, trapped and even feeling a huge sense of loss. You may have been struggling for some time and not got around to addressing it and now that something may be feeling a little bigger right now.
This is not the time to suffer alone, this is the time to reach out for support, a time to help and be kind to yourself.
Counselling can help during these difficult periods; it can offer you a confidential space to explore the strains you are facing and the impact they may be having on your relationships, work-life and wellbeing.
Feeling emotionally overwhelmed can be a lonely place and through our work and counselling relationship I will support you in addressing your current situation and possibly looking back at painful times from the past and how they might be limiting you now.
Counselling can be a really difficult process, for some acknowledging that they need counselling is hard, for others the work in the room can be challenging and painful. However it can also be a positive freeing experience that brings about insight and awareness, a change in relationships and a personal sense of being.
ONLINE - during this period I am only offering online video counselling and telephone counselling. You may feel daunted about using these methods for something that feels so personal and vulnerable but I want to encourage you that just like face-to-face counselling, it becomes more and more natural as our relationship develops and the work done, with adjustments, is as effective.
I offer both long and short-term counselling on a weekly basis
COST - I am currently offering concessionary rates for those who are struggling financially
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a First Class BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling from Middlesex University and I am a registered Member of the BACP governing body.
I attend regular supervision and ongoing training as part of my continuous professional development.
In the past I have worked in the public sector as a workplace counsellor, a counsellor for a not for profit private agency and within the NHS.
I currently have my own private practice where I offer both long and short-term therapy on a weekly basis.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£65 for a 50 min session
£60 for a 50 min session
£60 for a 50 min session (daytime)
£65 for a 50 min session (evening)
A free phone consultation is offered ahead of meeting.
Cheaper concession sessions are available, but limited, please contact for details and availability.
Please note that I have a weekly cancellation policy - 7 days notice required.