Raj Sandhu Chima

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Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA1 2SD
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About me

Hello and a very warm welcome to you! 


We all experience times in our life when we feel stuck, overwhelmed, lacking in direction or purpose ... and it's at times like these when we might seek support in facing these challenges and making positive change. The body may remember the trauma of your life lived but with the right environment and support, emotional healing can be truly life transforming.  The body's ability to self-heal and the way a free spirit can liberate a person.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I thoroughly enjoy supporting individuals and groups through challenging periods. I have been in a supportive role for over 20 years, the most impactful being my own healing through encountering my very own therapists who have been a bright light on my path. It is from these transformational therapeutic experiences that I am here with you as your journey begins. I am motivated by a lifelong curiosity in people and their capacity to develop, my passion is for people. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and work with a blend of evidence-based modalities.

As an Asian therapist, I bring with me not just my education but my lived experience navigating the world as someone with her feet in both Punjabi and British culture.  I understand the importance of working with a culturally competent professional.

I very much understand the stigma associated with seeking help within our own communities and understand the essence of true bravery it takes to make a change. Coupled with minimisation and stigmatization of mental health, there are real barriers for those that are looking to make positive change in their lives. 

I have been fortunate through my work in both statutory and the voluntary sector such as addictions, criminal justice, social work, and education. Gaining a wealth of experience working with a wide variety of mental health struggles allowing me to adapt in a way that will benefit you. I am specialised in working with young people and families.

Training and Qualifications:

  • Diploma in CBT & Groupwork
  • BA dips Social Work
  • COSCA Certificate

I am registered under the Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme (Protection of Vulnerable Groups)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BABCP
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

COSCA
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC. It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

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Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

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Further information

Our work together is based upon trust, empathy, understanding and a willingness to accept without reservation. I can provide you with the space for you to completely let go and explore your problems, issues, emotions and processes at your own pace. I welcome any interest in the service that I offer, and happily encourage you to reach out with any questions. An introductory session will be offered free of charge so that we can get to know one another and ensure that I am the right counsellor for you. I aim to be as flexible as possible with booking, offering evening and weekend appointments.

5 Jean Armour Drive, Annandale, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA1 2SD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

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Raj Sandhu Chima
Raj Sandhu Chima