My experience as a counsellor, gives me an understanding and intrinsic belief in human resilience and our ability to grow and develop. I offer you a safe space where together we can explore those aspects of you that you would like to look at, to give you a better understanding of yourself. I provide a compassionate and hopeful environment which encourages you to grow, gain confidence and self-esteem and above all, become curious about yourself once again. I help you explore your cultural, social and political backgrounds and how it has impacted on you; your growth and development in terms of gender roles and sexuality and its impact on your mental well being.
I offer counselling in English and in Hindi. Short term and open ended counselling is available.
I work from Monday - Friday; closed on Thursday. Evening appointments on the same days are also available Counselling hours are negotiable and available from 9.00 am to 8 pm.
I work from home in a quiet residential area, easily accessable by public transport.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Integrative Counsellor, BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and a member of BAAT (Black & Asian Therapist Network). I offer specialist counselling in working with cultural differences, in Race and gender. I have particular training in addiction and bereavement and have worked with young people in a University Counselling Service, an Addiction Service, MIND, a Women & Health Service and a Bereavement Service. I have worked with refugees and displaced people with issues around trauma. I have worked in a developing country, using counselling skills to help bring about social change and a better understanding of mental health.
In my therapeutic work, I am deeply interested in helping you explore psychosomatic stress through body work; I use techniques of Mindfulness and Breathing as well as imagery and dreams.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cross cultural identity
Fees are £40.00 for 50 minutes; some low cost counselling is available.