Neha Chahal (CBT, Counselling Therapist) Reg: Hcpc & Bps
Hi, I am Neha.I am skilled at helping people with CBT and Counselling to deal with the triad of issues I see most often in my daily work, which is depression, anxiety and stress. I believe that these issues often constitute the majority of problems that people need to work through, even though their specific life conditions may be quite different. The details are important, but the big picture is what gets you there.
I'd like to take the time to explain the process of counseling. The process of counseling can be both exciting and scary, as you reach within yourself to achieve your full potential. It often takes a "leap of faith" to begin the counselling process, and you've already achieved that difficult goal by looking for a therapist. In counselling, I work primarily from three different viewpoints.
The first is called cognitive-behavioral, which is really just a term to describe the fact that thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are very intertwined, and that sometimes our problems are caused by the way we think, feel, and/or behave. This gets complicated because all of these things become mixed with one another, so after a while it may become difficult to sort out what started the problem in the first place. One of the things I will do in therapy is to help you sort out your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and which of these may contribute to your problems.
A second viewpoint I work from deals with the family in which you grew up. Many of the things we experience in our childhood affects us throughout our lives, and, in fact, help to shape the personalities we have as adults. One of the things we will do in therapy is explore your family history to look for patterns and themes that may affect you and play out in your life today.
Finally, I work from a systemic point of view. Simply put, I acknowledge that each one us is embedded in a greater context than ourselves. We have families, friends, school, work, community, and other life situations that greatly affect how we function. I will work with you to discover if there are any systemic difficulties in your life, and help you to resolve them. These are my primary ways of helping you in counseling, though I will utilize a variety of techniques to help you in any way that I can. One of the things that you can expect, though, is that I will be giving you 100% in our work together. If you put the same amount of effort into this process, you will be amazed at what you can achieve!
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling
Bachelor of Arts
Licensed with Health and Care Professions Council and British Psychological Society
Mind Control: Managing Mental Health During Covid-19 (University of Toronto -2020)
Low Self Esteem CBT (Oxford University-2019)
LGBT Awareness Raising (Green Oak Academy-2019)
Anxiety Masterclass (Oxford University-2017)
Child and Adolescent CBT (Oxford University-2017)
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Bank Transfer for online/telephone counselling
Mon to Fri - 2 pm to 7pm
Sat/Sun- 9am- 5pm
DURATION AND FREQUENCY OF COUNSELLING
You probably have many questions about the counseling process, and I will address some of those here. Any other questions you have, simply ask.
One of the things I like to talk about is time. How long will we be working together? As you might suspect, the time varies according to the person and the problem(s). The time we spend together will be once weekly, for approximately 50 minutes.
Many peoples' problems will be resolved within a matter of months, rather than years. It takes time for us to get to know one another, and then some time for us to work through your problems.
We will be regularly checking on our progress and deciding how much we've done and when we might finish our work together. I believe that the end of therapy is as natural as the beginning, and it is a process that ought to be embraced, not avoided.