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About me

Are you finding that your life journey is not working out the way you want?

Do any of the following resonate with you? 

Anxiety, depression, work problems, Low mood, low self-esteem, identity issues, relationship issues, infertility, infant loss, miscarriage or parenting issues.

If so, counselling could help.

Within my practice I work with all of these presenting issues. I do this by offering each person a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment to bring any concerns they wish to the session. My aim is to listen to your concerns and help you find ways to move forward in your life.

I am a qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor. This means I use a number of different therapies within my counselling practice. I believe there is no single approach of working with clients in similar situations.

I have always been interested in relationships, in particular, communication and attachment styles. I am also passionate about autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, sensory processing issues and the affects these can have on adults, children and relationships. I am also interested in infertility, miscarriage and how these affect relationships and a women’s well-being

While studying for my counselling qualification I gained experience as a substance misuse counsellor and a domestic violence counsellor.

The Counselling Sessions:

The first session is an assessment which takes around 50 minutes. This session is looking at your worries to establish what you want to address in counselling and to see if we are both happy to work together.

The counselling sessions last for 50 minutes, and take place on a weekly basis to suit us both. I work with clients in either a time limited manner which means offering clients anything from 8 to 21 sessions before they end, or long term work which can mean working with a client for a year or more.

How to get started:

I can offer counselling sessions  over zoom, Skype and face to face . I understand that to walk into a counselling room and speak about your concerns is a daunting and scary task. However, if you feel able to make contact and have a chat about what you are looking for in counselling, then you will be taking the first steps to making changes in your life.

Location:

My Practice is a 3 minute walk from Buckhurst Hill Station and Bus stop and 25 minutes away on the train from Liverpool Street Station.

There is plenty of street parking available during session times.

If you would like to find out more about the work I offer, please call, text or email me. I can offer a 15 minute free telephone consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in  Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  •  CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Practice
  •  Time limited Counselling
  •  Working with Women affected by Domestic Violence
  • Infant Loss 
  • BSc(Hons) Psychology UEL

Experience

  • Addictions counselling
  • Domestic violence counselling

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Assessment and Individual Sessions can take place face to face or online.

All sessions last 50 minutes and cost £50

Students discount is  £45 for 50 mins

Payment can be made by BACS or Cash.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

 Evening and weekends availability is limited as these slots are very popular. Therefore please email or call to discuss further as my working weeks does change.

Further information

  • Private Practice
  • Up to date  Liability Insurance
  • Up to date Data Protection Policy

Buckhurst Hill, IG9

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

I am currently unable to offer wheelchair accessibility. However, if you feel comfortable and willing I could offer you on-line counselling via zoom.

Additional languages

Gujarati

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom