Indu Khurana

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MBACP (Accred.) MA (TICAFT) MA (CW)
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St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Do you want relief from stress and anxiety? To perhaps learn some coping mechanisms? To understand the psychological processes that drive your emotions?

Do you need an outside objective perspective on your life to get more out of it? To understand why you behave a certain way? Why others behave a certain way with you?

Are you struggling to juggle the balls of one or more physical long-term health condition(s), work and the rest of your life? 

Are you dealing with a sense of loss - of a person, of your health, of something loved? Do you need help to deal with that grief, the gap remaining, the sense of lostness that can remain?

Do you perhaps need help with managing difficult relationships? or understanding how to have healthier ones? 

Do you despair of ever feeling content or happy again? Or just to feel actively happy rather than a state of plain neutral?

Or do you want to undertake some personal development, to have someone's support as you tread through life's corridors?

I can help you to experience less stress, understand more, build greater resilience and be more in control of your life.

I  offer a road-map towards better health (mental and therefore physical) and a stronger sense of wellbeing using a range of holistic and creative tools such as conversation, art, archetype cards, visualisation, meditation and more.

The three pillars to your work with me will be self-exploration, self-understanding and self-care.

The benefits of working with me include extensive knowledge & experience (25+ years) of working with physical and mental health conditions. As well as conversations, we use outside-the-box thinking, and a range of creative methods (optional) that allow us to access parts of the brain that are normally out of consciousness. This enables us to work deeply, and make lasting change, which ultimately results in increasing your resilience levels. 

Face to face sessions are available and online sessions are delivered by Skype, zoom or MS Teams for your convenience. Day appointments are available.

I am client centred in putting you at the heart of the work, being led by you and your goals. I work at your pace, preferring to accommodate you the person rather than try to make you fit a particular model. I want to see you succeed in your life, and that is what drives my work. My current areas of interest are the mind-body link, chronic ailments and wellbeing through creativity. I will consider working with most issues.

I hold an MA in Child, Adolescent & Family therapy; a Diploma in Coaching; a Diploma in Supervision and an MA in Creative Writing. I am BACP Accredited.

I have worked within CAMHS for 8 years and in the wider NHS for over 12 (including adult eating disorders team). I also provide mental health consultations for professionals struggling to understand client behaviours. I have worked in a range of charities helping adults with a range of emotional difficulties.

I do offer a 15min consultation - by video - to see if we feel we connect enough and feel comfortable enough together to undertake the work.

If we decide to work together, in our initial full session we will undertake an assessment, to start talking about what you want to achieve in the work and for the work to start. All sessions are 50 minutes face to face / video time.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Creative Writing
  • MA Transpersonal Integrative Child, Adolescent and Family Therapy
  • Diploma in Sandplay work
  • Diploma in Supervising person-centred practice
  • Diploma in Coaching
  • Diploma in Person-centred Counselling
  • Experience includes:-
  • 8 years in CAMHS
  • 1 year with Adult Eating Disorders Team
  • 10+ years freelancing with charities in domestic violence and youth counselling sector
  • 2+ years with telephone counselling organisation - Childline
  • 3 years supervising counsellors at City Lit
  • 2 years supervising counsellors at a Family Centre

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

I have Three special areas of interest at the moment:-

1. I am keen to support people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) & other long-term neurological health conditions who are juggling their symptoms, their work and the rest of their life .

2. I am also keen to support women undergoing life transitions (employment to business or vice versa, menopause, wellness to ill health, facing mortality, divorce, etc).

3. I am very much enjoying working with people bringing issues of race and culture. 

Fees

£77.50 - £120.00
Free initial online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

I am happy to register with health providers or EAPs if needed. Please let me know if you need me to do this.

Fee structure upto April 2024:-

Standard therapy fee is £77.50 per session. Each session is 50 minutes for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  

Supervision is 60 minutes for £77.50.

Standard coaching fee is £100 per session. Each session is 60 minutes. 

Group facilitation charges are £90-120 per hour depending on group size.

Private health insurance - therapy £90 per session.

When I work

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Afternoon
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Daytime appointments currently available.

Further information

I work in a fluid, client-focused / led way, as I believe that the right things will be addressed at the right time and have observed in past work, that there is a circular pattern to issues surfacing. 

I am passionate about connecting with the humanity of each person as I feel that this aspect often gets missed in today's fast paced, results driven society. 

I provide a calm, contained safe space aimed at bringing down the energy levels so that we can examine what needs to emerge.

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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online sessions are available as well as Face to Face. The front door and door to room are standard width and height. There is a small step to get into the premises but after that is flat. Please ask for more details if needed.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I offer integrative supervision to counsellors in training or those qualified.

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Indu Khurana
Indu Khurana