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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 12th June 2022

About me

As an Integrative Psychotherapist my approach provides holistic attention that invites awareness-raising and self-care.

I believe counselling and psychotherapy can support change and healing through focus and working together to empower individual experience and holistic wellbeing.

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Specialising in trauma and identity, I work openly with mind, body and spirit; creatively supporting people to express and explore what they feel best and safest to.

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I see people as a whole;  a unique person with complex experiences, and a drive for wellbeing through creative adjustments to all aspects of existence.

People deserve to be fully heard, and met with non-judgemental openness, respect, authenticity, empathy, creativity and care.

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Adhering to professional ethical guidelines, I practice with integrity and prioritise having safe and supportive therapy for individuals, groups and communities.

I am committed to an inclusive, anti-racist and anti-oppression practice and hold a lens of poc trans feminism, equity and equality.

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Our work together may consist of exploring present experiences, thoughts, feelings, self-care, perceptions, coping, identity, relationships, bodily sensations/movements and memories. While also attending to the past, to dreams and any other interrelated aspect, such as world events, community, culture, history, family, spirituality, diversity and the therapeutic process/relationship.

We can also support our work together with further creativity, i.e. using our imagination, objects, meditation, arts, crafts, writing, music, movement and imagery.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 15 years experience across community, health, social care, education and charity sectors. I work creatively with a trauma and adjustment lens of practice for both short and long term therapeutic goals, with individuals, groups and communities.

I have extensive experience working with common mental health issues and life experiences, i.e. depression, anxiety, grief, change, stress, relationships, diverse identities, trauma.

I am committed to an inclusive, anti-racist and anti-oppression practice.

With specialist experience working with:

Survivors of abuse and trauma, diverse communities and intersectionality, LGBTQIA+ (e.g. gender, identity, sexuality, and relationship diversity, issues, questioning and transitions),  BIPOC, young people, complicated grief, pre/perinatal, families and relationships, life phases, older adults, identity, long-term medical conditions, disability, neurodiversity and spirituality.

A few recent examples of my work outside of private practice:

Black, African, Asian Therapist Network (BAATN): Group Facilitator (ongoing)

BAATN Conference co-lead facilitator: 'Healing through Our Communities at the intersection of race, heritage and gender, sexual and relationship diversity' (2022)

Project management, group facilitation and individual therapy for various grass roots, charity and community organisations (2011-ongoing)

Group Facilitator: Mentorship programme for development of leadership for therapeutic practitioners of colour within the NHS (ongoing)

NHS: Anti-Racism and Inclusivity Lead, therapist and group facilitator (various/ 2011-2022)

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UKCP Accredited MSc & PG Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy

NOCN Certificate Intercultural Counselling

BSc Psychology

Cert. Teaching Assistant and Pre-Initial Teacher Training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Counselling and psychotherapy students/ practitioners
  • Students/ practitioners within wellbeing, health/social care, community sector 
  • People working within creative industries
  • Providing therapy, therapeutic groups, reflective practice and consultation for community projects/ organisations
  • BIPOC
  • LGBTQIA+ and GSRD
  • Connecting with your body, senses, spirituality, creativity 
  • Migration heritage
  • Impacts of colonialism, capitialism, patriarchy and other oppressive systems
  • Impacts of social media
  • Life phases/ changes
  • Intersectionality
  • Survivor/ history of trauma or abuse
  • Generational history/ trauma
  • Change
  • Grief and Loss
  • Stuckness

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£65 per session (individuals only and generally 50 minutes, weekly) -  do enquire about sliding scale/concessions if needed

Group Facilitation: Please enquire to discuss setting, needs and fees etc

Further information

Please contact me with any thoughts and/ or questions, I'm happy to provide further information and discuss working together.

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Please do let me know if you have any communication/neurodiversity/accessibility needs.

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I do not underestimate how much it takes to reach out for support. If you are struggling to make contact, please send me your name, age and what has brought you to seek support right now and/ or what you think you may need from counselling/ psychotherapy.

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If we decide to work together, we will discuss and sign a contract which guides us for fair and open work and can be discussed again at any time throughout therapy. It will contain areas such as contact details, payment of fees, duration of therapy and breaks, conduct and any other aspect we feel necessary.

All information kept will follow up to date GDPR.

*Please note, my mobile number is for WhatsApp messages only*

Islington, London, N7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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Kirath Ghataora

Kirath Ghataora