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MBACP Registered

About me

It takes courage to admit that you need help with a personal problem. You may be consumed with thoughts that paralyse your ability to engage in everyday life. You may awake every morning with feelings of anxiety, fear, shame, or guilt, or even frustration with being unable to change the cycle of overthinking.  Perhaps you have retreated, feel isolated or stuck because you are unable to share your problems with others, nor the energy to prioritise quiet time for self-reflection. Whatever your story, thoughts or feelings, all that matters is that you are here, seeking a safe person to share your problem with, and with whom you can explore your possibilities to evolve from this chapter of your life. Your courage and strength have brought you here today, and together we can help you SEE the transformation you need.

My name is Kam, and I am a qualified integrative and relational counsellor. I know first-hand the benefits of talking therapy in healing a traumatic past, understanding your true essence, and overcoming relational challenges. Seeking therapy is the first step to reaching acceptance with situations beyond your control, helping you reclaim your inner strength to find a resolution. We live in a fast-paced world that can negatively impact our relationships, health, and self-worth. Our inner sanctuary is ransacked with the demands of others and societal expectations, and we have less and less time to focus on our own needs. I am here to offer you a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to finally be able to SEE and tend to your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have fourteen years’ experience working with clients presenting with low moods, depression, and anxiety. I have confidently worked with adults, adolescents, and the elderly from diverse backgrounds. I have supported those in the criminal justice system, and individuals facing crises like homelessness and domestic violence. In addition to English, I have successfully delivered therapy in Punjabi, and worked with various South Asian clients who have required increased sensitivity and an understanding of cultural expectations.

I am registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and have successfully met their competency and ethical standards. I continue to grow in understanding client needs through ongoing professional development courses. I have actively engaged in studies for:

-          motivational interviewing

-          suicidal awareness

-          cognitive behaviour therapy

-          brief solution-focused therapy

-          trauma-informed work

-          safeguarding of adults and children

-          restorative justice

-          domestic violence

-          pro-social modelling for repeat offending behaviours

-          addiction

I also bring my knowledge of life coaching, neuro-linguistic programming, Emotional Focus Tapping, mindfulness, and energy work to develop your sense of self-worth and confidence.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural and religious sensitivity 

Fees

Additional information

The cost of individual sessions is between £50-70. I do offer a concessionary price to those on means tested benefits, low incomes, students and students of counselling.

Further information

I am currently offering all sessions via telephone or Zoom calls. I hope to introduce face to face therapy very soon.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone