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MSc - Online Adult and Couples Counsellor & Psychotherapist

About me

I am working online via zoom. I am an experienced, fully qualified and insured Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with individuals 18+ (£65-70) and couples (£95). 

FYI - Insurers provide individual therapy only.

Individuals

I provide a safe and confidential therapy space for you to explore your life and your relationships. I am deeply passionate about my work and see psychotherapy  not only as a place to work through troubling and difficult issues but also as an opportunity for growth and personal development.

It's a step to understand yourself and how come you experience the same patterns in relationships or about events and situations where you need support.

It's OK to not be OK and want to get some help.

If you would like to meet with me you can email or call me. We can arrange your first appointment and discuss what you want out of your therapy

Couples

To initiate our sessions, both parties should be in agreement to enter into couples therapy although it is fine for one person to make contact.

My job isn't to judge you but help you to understand the blockages in your relationship and how to move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Metanoia Institute.
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute.
  • CTA (Psych), European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA).
  • MSc (Pysch), Middlesex University.
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling, Tavistock Relationships.
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision with an Intersectional Lens
  • LLB Hons.

Experience as a volunteer counsellor gained in short term and longer term settings in the charity and NHS agencies.

  • Member of UKCP, EATA, IARTA and Metanoia Institute.
  • Member of the Black African Asian Therapy Network (BAATN).

I attend regular training for my development and growth as well as CPD.

I accept referrals from most healthcare insurers

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £65.00 to £95.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

£65-70 - individual - 50 minutes.

£95- couples - 50 minutes. 

FYI - In my experience insurers usually cover individual therapy only. If you are coming via an insurance plan you will need to have spoken with them to obtain pre-authorisation.

I offer discounted places to the unwaged for a time limited space of up to 6 sessions at a rate of £50 per session. Please let me know if this is of interest and I can let you know if any of those spaces is available when you contact me.

For students your training provider will usually have a free counselling service available.

I suggest a free telephone call usually up to 10/15 minutes to arrange an assessment session so that you get to experience me and see how I work.  This is not a therapeutic session but a chance to ask your practical questions usually about how to start and find a slot that works for us all.

If you are coming for couples therapy, your partner will need to have agreed to attend although one or other of you may make the arrangements with me directly.

if your partner does not agree you may wish to attend individually to speak about your relationship and the impact on you.

In our assessment session then we agree a way forward depending on what brings you and what you wish to achieve. I will give you my professional opinion of what I consider is suitable.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am work online or by telephone. 

10am to 7pm Mondays -Wednesdays

12pm to 7pm Thursdays

Further information

I currently work exclusively on the telephone or online. 

I work weekly as this consistency ensures you know that I am available for you. In some instances we may agree twice a week.

Twickenham, Greater London, TW2

Twickenham, London, TW1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Ground floor room accessible via a ramp with hand rails and disabled toilet facilities.

Additional languages

Punjabi

Punjabi and Hindi

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Whatsapp

Supervision

Online
Phone

I have completed training as a clinical supervisor for integrative/humanistic counsellors 121 using an intersectional lens. Contact me to learn more.

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