Hi my name is Saaj,
I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor who is BACP registered, working ethically within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).
I have experience working with adolescents and individual adults in different settings, covering a vast range of psychological and emotional situations.
I work with people on a wide range of recognised problems, including anxiety, depression, confidence and self-esteem, anger, difficulties in relationships, sexual problems, addictions etc.
I also work with issues that are less easy to define - confusion and lack of direction, loss of joy or meaning in living, difficulties in relating to others, concerns about identity or sexuality.
I provide a confidential, home based 1-2-1 Psychotherapeutic counselling service, and on special occasions I travel to your premises for clients who need therapy but are unable to get to me (email me for further information). I am located in Leyton, East London. I am fully insured. My home practice is easily accessible from central London both by public transport and by car.
I believe that each person that comes to see me is a unique and valuable person, with their own story to tell and so I base my practice on each individual relationship being at the heart of the work. My aim is through dialogue and exploration, to assist and accompany an individual to become more aware of themselves and to gain a sense of autonomy. I feel it is important to form a collaborative partnership with each person, so that together, we can work through any painful or difficult issues which may be a stumbling block for positive change or development.
I enjoy and have had extensive experience of working with diversity and therefore; welcome people from all communities, ethnicities, faiths and sexualities to my practice.
I myself, continue to strive towards positive growth. Professionally I continue to learn, attending lectures, courses and events related to my work. In doing this I continue to increase my own knowledge and keep up to date with the relevant skills and techniques that in turn help to ensure that you receive a good, well rounded and professional service.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip L5 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Dip L5 Rational Behaviour Therapy.
Dip L4 in Psychotherapeutic counselling.
I hold certificates for additional training in Mental health, working with survivors of sexual abuse, Trauma, Anger, working with guilt and shame. Attachment and Healing, Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and addiction, Bereavement and loss, Child Sexual Abuse.
I have years of experience working with adults in various capacities including therapy. I have worked with a variety of organisations and I am currently working for MIND in Tower Hamlets in areas such as addiction, relationship issues, bereavement, sexual abuse and common mental health matters such as (Anxiety, Depression, OCD).
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Parenting issues, Life transitions, Paedophilia, Historic abuse, Grief, loss , workplace bullying , Discrimination, post-natal depression, SAD (seasonal affective disorder), affairs and betrayals, couples issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
£50 for an initial assessment.
£40 per 60-minute session.
£50-£70 for home visits.
( I hold a small availability of Low cost / concession sessions for those on low incomes. Please enquire for more information and availability)
*cancelled sessions are chargeable.
**Fees are payable weekly or monthly in advance by cash or bank transfer.
I am able to provide both short term therapy which range between 4-8 weeks, and long-term therapy 12-48 weeks. Including open ended work with no limits to the number of sessions required. I have the experience to work with a wide range of presenting issues.
Should you wish to go ahead with therapy, you will first be offered an initial assessment session. This is an opportunity to explore your needs and expectations of therapy, and get an idea of how we might work together to make some sense of your needs, and perhaps, find some way forward which has meaning for you.
Should you decide to continue with me, you will be offered weekly sessions at the same time each week for the duration of therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|