Monica Patel Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

About me

I offer a safe, sensitive, trustworthy, supportive, and collaborative space so that when we work together you might start to feel comfortable enough to talk about the things that are hindering you in life, which maybe about yourself or another that are causing you distress. Together we can find meaning and understanding to your thoughts, feelings and at times conflicting emotions. Moving closer to self compassion and contentment in life. 

As children the world is a different place, we see the world in a different way and so we internalize things from a different level of consciousness. Sometimes, not always, this can influence us in adulthood.  This would be working at a deeper level where I would support you to explore inner feelings.  I work at your pace the one that feels comfortable for you.

I have been working therapeutically since 2008. Working with a diverse range of individuals of any sexuality and background. I have experience of working with a broad range of psychological, emotional and relational issues, such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem and relationship difficulties.  

Training, qualifications & experience

Alongside my private practice I work for a funded NHS service as an assessor and supervisor. For over 10 years I have been working as a therapist for a specific service for trauma survivors, working with depression anxiety, trauma and PTSD.  I worked therapeutically as a psychotherapist for a Bereavement service for 5 years.

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) Level 4 Diploma
  • Foundation Degree in Science/Counselling  Bath Spa University
  • Certificate in Supervision At CCPE
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) Level 5 Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling level 3 Assessment and Qualifications (AQA)
  • Certificate in Supervision Consultancy, Supervision, Research and Training. Centre for Supervision & Team development (CSTD) 

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

£60 Per 50 -minutes session

Please feel free to call, text or email me for a brief chat to find out a little more about how life is for you and maybe what you would like to gain from coming to therapy. If we are happy to begin working together, we can see each other once a week at a mutually convenient time over an agreed period of time. 

If you are not sure about where to begin or what you want from therapy but know that things are not right that is also okay too. 

Further information

In the first session we would discuss how life is for you at present and what you would like to get out of therapy. If we are happy to begin working together we will see eachother once a week at a mutually convenient time over an agreed period of time or open ended period. 

London, Camden Town, NW1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

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.

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Supervision available.

View supervision profile