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Kirit Vadgama HE Dip Psychodynamic Counsellor (MBACP)

About me

Feeling anxious? Stuck? Struggling with loss? Having difficulties with a relationship? Wanting to move on but not sure where to turn? Counselling can provide relief, helping you to explore your feelings and make sense of the past and present to help you move forward.

As a trained psychodynamic counsellor I have experience working with adults and teenagers facing a range of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, difficulties with relationships, family issues, sexual abuse, affairs and betrayals. My practice offers a confidential and safe place for you to explore what’s troubling you.  Through a series of sessions we work together to make sense of your problems, and help you find some relief.

I believe everyone is unique and I work in a way that is tailored to you.  This could be long term counselling or through Brief Therapy, which is offered for a shorter time frame.  We will always work at a pace that suits you and I offer daytime and evening appointments at my practice or by telephone.

Finding the right counsellor to help you is important. I offer the initial session of 30 minutes face to face at my practice free of charge to explore what you are looking to achieve in counselling, and give you time to decide whether we can work together.

Couple counselling

I also offer counselling to couples facing difficulties in their relationship.  I work in a non-biased way to help both individuals to be heard and find resolution on whatever issues are present in the relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their Code of Ethics. I also work as a volunteer counsellor at a local community counselling centre.

I hold the HE Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP accredited) awarded by the University of Surrey. I’ve completed additional training in Mentalisation, Brief Therapy and Bereavement.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

The initial exploratory session of 30 minutes is free of charge, and sessions following on from this for individuals are £50 and for couples are £70.

I have a limited number of spaces available for reduced fees for those who are on low incomes.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information

My Location

I offer online / virtual sessions using Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp or FaceTime.

I am close to Brixton, Herne HIll, Tulse Hill, Clapham Common and Streatham Hill stations. I am just a 20 minutes walk away or a short bus ride away from any of these locations.

Free off street parking is available.

16 Rush Common Mews
London
SW2 3RN

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Currently available

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Kirit Vadgama HE Dip Psychodynamic Counsellor (MBACP)

Kirit Vadgama HE Dip Psychodynamic Counsellor (MBACP)