Free 15-minute phone consultation.
I provide a confidential, non-judgemental space for you to become more self-aware and develop in your own unique way. My work is primarily relational talking therapy and led by you, the client. I also believe that using specific interventions in a therapist-led way, when relevant, are helpful.
As you'll have your own unique reasons for therapy, I encourage you to have an initial assessment session to find out whether I'm the right therapist for you, and for me to find out more about your needs.
I work with people from all backgrounds. I am particularly experienced in working with anxiety, LGBT / sexuality issues, cultural issues for people from a south Asian or Muslim background, loss and bereavement.
I'm interested in:
- helping form or strengthen your own individual narrative and identity
- looking at how the unconscious and childhood is impacting on the present
- helping address the symptoms of anxiety (such as racing thoughts and panic attacks), as well as work away at the root causes (which can stem from past traumas and other events)
- helping improve self-esteem
At the heart of my approach Is a belief in your capacity to overcome difficulties. I also believe that, and as shown by evidence, the client-counsellor relationship itself is the most significant factor when it comes to lasting change and healing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the Association for Online and Telephone Counselling (ACTO).
I have been practising since 2016. I hold:
- an advanced diploma in humanistic integrative counselling
- a foundation certificate in transactional analysis (TA)
- an ACTO-accredited certificate in online and telephone counselling
- BPS-approved certificates in trauma psychopathology and treatment, new approaches to working with traumatic loss and grief, and CBT for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- level 3 certificate in drug and alcohol counselling
My integrative background involves tailoring different theoretical approaches depending on your personal needs.
I undergo ongoing supervision and professional training to ensure that I continue to practise to high standards.
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
60 pounds per 50-minute session.
I offer a reduced rate of 45 pounds for students and those on a low income.
I charge for all sessions, including the initial face to face or Zoom session (assessment).