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About me

Hello, thank you for considering me as a therapist for yourself or your child (teen).

As an integrative therapist, my work incorporates different approaches across counselling and psychotherapy. This means I can tailor therapy sessions to the individual needs of my clients. The techniques I use are predominantly from psychodynamic, person-centred, cognitive behavioural, and humanistic models. My role is to provide a non-judgmental, empathetic space for you to verbalise and explore your story. We will collaboratively look at the issues you bring to counselling, aiming to empower you to look at the blocks preventing you from moving forward. For my younger clients I implement handouts and creativity to understand what is happening and reach therapeutic change.

I work with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, bereavement, work related stress and relationship issues. I can also help with issues specific to children and young people such as childhood bereavement, childhood bullying and exam related stress. I focus on working relationally and believe that each client I work with is an individual and their situation is unique.

I offer a free 20-min initial telephone conversation with no commitment which will allow both of us to discuss the potential of working together. During this time I welcome any questions you may have about the counselling process and about my approach to therapy. I will ask for a brief description of what you would like to work on in therapy and some background information in order for me to determine if my skills and experience will meet your needs. If you wish to set-up a telephone consultation, please email me.

I provide both long-term and short-term counselling. Sessions take place once a week and last 50 mins.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an MSc in therapeutic counselling and a BSc in psychology. I am currently  undertaking additional training in counselling children and young people to enhance my work in this area.  I have been working as a private therapist since 2017, working with adults and children (teens) . Previous to running my private practice I worked for a university counselling service, working with students to find a way of coping with their personal issues in support of their studies. I have also worked as a sessional IAPT counsellor working with clients experiencing mild to severe levels of anxiety and stress as a result of a wide range of personal and situational circumstances.

Member organisations


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

Cultural issues


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Low cost counselling is available for those that are unemployed or for students. Please enquire by email/phone.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

9am-noon weekdays, 5pm-8pm weekdays, weekends 9am-1pm.

58 Ashburton Road, Croydon, CR0 6AN

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Additional languages

urdu, hindi