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MBACP Reg

About me

**With social distancing and self isolation being advised, I am offering sessions via telephone and online to provide mental health support.**

My aim is to offer you emotional support in a safe and confidential environment, where you can share your worries and concerns about situations or issues that you may be currently facing. I am primarily an integrative counsellor which means that I use a range of therapeutic approaches to meet your individual needs, but I also like to work creatively using art, sand tray, paint, writing and drawing along with mindful exercises and relaxation techniques as I believe that creativity provides a language to the emotions that may otherwise be difficult to find.

My practice is based in Hounslow and Twickenham in Southwest London. I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics.

I offer face to face counselling in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment and can offer help and support for depression, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, feeling sad, PTSD, panic, stress, health anxiety, social anxiety, anger, family issues, bereavement, loss, grief, betrayal, relationship difficulties, work issues, low confidence, self esteem and various other issues.

The First Step

It can sometimes be difficult to understand and talk about how we are feeling about something. On top of that, to contact a counsellor about any issues that may feel private, sensitive or disturbing can feel very daunting.

Taking the first step to make contact requires courage at a time when you may feel anything but courageous. When you feel at your weakest moment and perhaps feel like doing nothing, that's when you most need to do something.

Whether the issues feel small or big, if they are current or from the past, counselling can help you gain insights into the problems and find new ways to move on.

What happens at the Initial meeting?

When you make contact we can have an initial conversation about what has brought you to counselling and outline any issues that you may be facing at the moment. I can also answer any questions you may have about counselling or how I work.

If you decide you would like to book up sessions, we can discuss booking an initial six sessions. It may be that at the end of six weeks (or less), you feel you no longer require support or perhaps further open ended work is needed. I respect your autonomy at all times.

Contact

Please contact me on 07505098188 via text or call. If I am unable to answer your call then please leave a brief message with your name and number on voicemail and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Integrative Therapeutic Counselling, Diploma BTEC Level 5
  • Counselling Skills and Theories BTEC Level 3
  • Counselling Skills and Theories BTEC Level 2
  • Level 3 Play Therapy 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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

Initial meeting: £30 for 50 minute session

Therapy session: £35 -£55 for 50 minute session

Some concessionary spaces are available - please ask

When I work

I offer appointments during the day and evenings. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

Hindi and Punjabi