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About me

My name is Nirja and I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor with over ten years' experience of working with adults.

I offer open ended counselling, which means that the work takes as long as is necessary or as is desired.  The work is always confidential and my clients' wellbeing is always central and conducted in a relaxed, safe and non-judgemental space.

If you have been feeling anxious, confused, lacking in confidence, sad, overwhelmed, shame, under pressure or just unsure. Or maybe you have been experiencing feelings of dread, or feelings you cannot name but know are affecting your experience and quality of life. Then perhaps counselling is something that would help and something that we can work on together to change.

I like to offer the first session free of charge to give us the opportunity to talk things through, to answer any questions and to explore whether we would like to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies.

WPF Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.

WPF Therapy Post Qualifying Certificate in CBT skills.

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Initial session is free.

This gives you a chance to meet me and get a sense of how I work. You are then free to decide whether you would like to work with me to make the changes you want in your life.

Sessions are £55 per session for 50 minutes.

Brentford, Hounslow, London, TW8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults