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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.


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.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults