Rupinder (Rimpy) Sandhu (BSc) Hons - MBACP Reg
I am a BACP registered and experienced psychotherapist working with a wide range of issues which include anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, anger management, bereavement and parenting skills. I offer the first short session for free so that clients have the opportunity to decide if I am the right therapist for them.
I know it can be very scary and difficult to talk about your problems/issue, revisit those painful memories and to express your feelings. Sometimes it’s hard to recognize our own feelings. I offer a safe space for you to talk and express your feelings. I offer a professional, supportive, confidential, nonjudgmental and ethical therapy in order to help with your presenting issues.
Counselling helps you to understand yourself better. Helps you to find better coping strategies to deal with day to day difficulties you might be facing at the moment. Talking to someone who is not related to you in anyway helps you to relax and open up about your issues.
Whether you are struggling with difficult life issues or wanting to make changes in your life, I tailor the counselling sessions to suit your own personal needs. This is your space. You and I will work together to help you access your own resources to make the choices that bring greater self-awareness, self-empowerment and effectiveness in the world. You have all your answers within. My job is to help you to find them. I have been helping individuals and making a real difference to their lives.
I work with short term, long term and telephone clients. The sessions are weekly, at the same time and at the same place. The duration of each session is one hour.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means I abide by the BACPs ethical framework and guidance on good practice in counselling and psychotherapy www.bacp.co.uk
I have worked with individuals and have considerable experience of mental health issues, addiction, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, relationship issues, separation, divorce, bereavement, affairs, family issues, anxiety, depression and bipolar/manic depression.
My training is in Integrative Humanistic Counselling, this means that I will treat you as a whole person, mind body and spirit. I have been taught a wide range of styles including Person Centered, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Transactional Analysis. I do not use one approach all of the time but choose from the range according to what will suit and help you.
I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Integrative Humanistic counselling and psychotherapy from Sherwood Psychotherapy training institute and I am currently engaging in CPD (continued professional development) to further develop my skills and training.
BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy (A BACP accredited course)
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
OCN course in Bereavement, Myton Hospice
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
The initial short session is free, as this gives us the opportunity to explore whether Counselling and Psychotherapy is right for you. If we both feel that it's the right course of action, the session will cost £45 per hour.
I am an registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and to ensure good practice follow the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy set by the association.