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About me

Hello my name is Naina, welcome to my profile. I am a Person-Centred Counsellor offering one to one counselling sessions in a safe and confidential space.

I feel forming a therapeutic relationship with my clients is key for our work together. I work using the humanistic approach, exploring the whole person and understand that each person is unique. This approach states that we all naturally  tend to move towards goodness, in which, difficult experiences are obstacles along our journey and with the right support, we all have the ability to reach our goals.

My aim is to provide a warm, confidential space for you to work through any difficulties you may be having and to support you, enabling you to explore your feelings in a safe environment at your own pace.

In addition to my Private Practice, I am a trained volunteer bereavement Counsellor for a registered charity. I also have experience of counselling cancer patients within an NHS Oncology department. Furthermore both of these roles have enabled me to gain experience working with people with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of presenting issues.

I offer a free 20 minute consultation to provide opportunity for us to establish your needs and assess if we both feel we can work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Hons in Psychology

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

CPCAB PG Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - Registered Member

Member organisations

BACP

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 - weekdays
£55 - evening - after 6pm.
£55 - Sat
(Evening times - limited availability)

Concessions: fees negotiable for those on low-income.
48 hours notice of cancellation required.

When I work

Further information

I speak fluent Gujarati and Hindi and have a good understanding of cultural issues in these communities.

Forest Therapy Centre,Station Passage, The Old Forge 75-77, London, Redbridge, E18 1JL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Additional languages

Gujarati & Hindi