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Adv Dip, Reg. MBACP

About me

Welcome.

My name is Kashmira and I have over 17 years post-qualification experience as a Counsellor and have worked with a diverse group of clients from all walks of life. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and have worked at various organisations including a GP practice, the public sector and a charity. I also have my own private practice.

"The only constant in life is change." - Heraclitus

Life is a journey which has its ups and downs. At times it is plain sailing and at other times it can be a roller coaster ride. Are you finding it difficult to cope with life? If so, please feel free to get in touch and I will support you on your journey.

I work in a relaxed and confidential setting which would allow you to speak to me about anything that's troubling you, to help you explore, process and manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Counselling is a process which enables you to gain an insight of who you are as a person and your behaviour.

I use a Person-Centred approach, which is very much working with the "here and now". It's a very non-directive therapy, and I abide by the three core principles of this approach - to be non-judgemental, empathetic, and congruent (i.e. genuine). Over the years I have developed an Integrative approach - this means that I incorporate other approaches such as mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

My practice is based in West Hendon. In addition to my clinics, I also offer telephone counselling, and I carry out home visits for elderly clients who need counselling at their home - please contact me to discuss.

I provide individual counselling and also work with couples. I speak English, Gujarati, Hindi and Punjabi.

What to do next?

Please contact me via email or telephone. I will arrange a free, initial phone assessment where we can talk about your needs and then put together a plan of action going forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 17 years post qualification experience as a Counsellor
  • CPCAB Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning
  • AQA Certificate in Counselling Theory
  • Bereavement Counselling Training
  • Domestic Violence Counselling Training
  • Substance Misuse - Stimulant Training
  • Safeguarding Children from Substance Misuse Training
  • Supporting a Substance User Training
  • Addiction Training
  • Domestic Violence & Safeguarding Children Training
  • Trauma Therapy Training
  • Self Harm & Suicide Prevention Training
  • Working with Couples Training

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Do you have an elderly parent, family member or friend who needs counselling and cannot speak English? I can provide counselling to the elderly in their home (in the areas of Harrow, Barnet and Brent) and speak Gujarati, Hindi and Punjabi.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£45 for individual counselling

£60 for couples counselling

I offer concessions for key workers or those on low income.

When I work

Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays

Welsh Harpe Village, NW9

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Additional languages

English, Gujarati, Hindi and Punjabi