Hi my name is Sanj and I provide Counselling to adults, children and young people.
I have 13 years experience in this field of work and before that I’ve always worked in supportive and managerial roles within domestic abuse, homeless services, Cruse bereavement Care, family support worker roles, mental health, children’s worker and family therapy.
We all face crisis in our lives from time to time, our mental health will go through difficulties just as our physical health.
Counselling gives you a confidential place to go, someone to talk to, who will listen, someone to explore your difficulties with in a safe secure environment.
I feel the relationship we will have is very important and is built and based on trust. You are the expert in yourself and your life, I am here to facilitate your process to understand and make sense of what it is that your experiencing. I work to enable you to work through the issues you may be facing. Together we define the level of support and therapy required. You are in the driving seat and I will work at your pace alongside therapeutic interventions to enable you to move forward and make sense of what it is that your experiencing, together we work to make progress.
You are making the second step in accessing support, the first step is acknowledging there's an issue.
My stance on offering support is to do just that, I work in an empathic, non judgemental manner and try my best to view your world through your eyes, as if in your shoes. My priority is to put you first. I work through conversation, and all therapy is bespoke and tailored to you (no one size fits all right?! ) as well as using many different tools from various theoretical bases to enable you to have the best possible experience.
I offer Counselling in English, Punjabi, Urdu and Mirpuri. I offer short and long term therapy. I work as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist using various techniques dependant on your needs. I also work in a creative, holistic and spiritual way. I offer 1 hour sessions on a weekly or fortnightly basis depending on what works best for you.
I can make exceptions and travel to you however there is an additional charge for travel costs and travel time, this will need to be discussed when you initially make contact.
If you would like an informal confidential chat to see if counselling could be for you or you may want to find out more about the process of counselling get in touch. I offer an initial assessment at a reduced cost of £30
I have been an independent Freelance Counsellor since 2008. I also offer my service to organisations on request. I also offer family therapy sessions.
I also offer training workshops to organisations on raising awareness and understanding self harm, suicide, honour killings, forced marriage and honour related crimes, as well culture and diversity.
I deliver workshops on understanding domestic abuse, the impact of domestic abuse on the victim/ survivor and the perpetrator, in this program I discuss a series of scenarios, the impact on children, understanding emotions, working through emotions, knowing what help is out there, this is usually done in schools and colleges with children and young people aged 11-20.
I offer 1:1 and group Counselling. I also offer organisations my services, this includes schools and counselling for staff.
Day, evening and weekend appointments available. Session are offered face to face, via telephone or video call. Should we begin to experience high rates of Covid again all sessions will need to be carried out as a telephone call or a video call.
please note I do not take calls from private number so if you call as withheld please leave a message and I will contact you back as soon as possible .
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 2 Child Safeguarding gained in 2016.
Team Teach training in positive handling strategies with a holistic framework gained in 2014.
Clinical Supervision of Counsellors training gained in 2010.
Post Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling gained 2009.
Supporting people with difficulties and counselling gained 2009.
Counselling - Sudden and Traumatic Death gained 2009.
NCFE Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy gained 2008.
Counselling Children, Young People and their families gained in 2008.
Domestic Violence awareness level 1. Domestic violence & direct questioning. Domestic violence, risk assessment and safety planning all gained in 2008.
Awareness in Bereavement Care Foundation training gained in 2007
NCFE Level 3 Counselling skills and theory gained 2006.
NCFE Level 2 Counselling skills gained 2005.
NVQ Level 2 Care gained in 1999.
NQV level 2 Childcare, Education & working with babies gained in 1997.
I have experience of working with issues such as:
- Self harm
- Identity work
- Domestic Abuse
- Self- esteem/confidence
- School issues
- Anger management
- Managing/ maintaining relationships
- Sexual assault
- IFS Therapy
- Mental health
- Eating disorders
- Forced marriages
- Family issues
- Confusion about sexuality
- Health issues
- Relationship break down/ separations/ messy divorce
- Pet bereavement
- Cultural identity
- Isolation/ disowned by family
- Substance misuse
- Breakdown in communication
- Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
- Neuro-Linguistic Program (NLP)
- Mindfulness practice
- Relaxation/Guided Meditations
- Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
- Panic Attacks
- Trauma based therapy
- fibromyalgia/ physical pain
- Social anxiety
- Feeling sad/ lost/ alone
This list is not exhaustive
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Honour related crime, ethnicity, Domestic abuse, cultural issues, identity
From £40.00 to £150.00
Concessions offered for
- £40 - £50ph Individual counselling
- £45 group per person 2 hour session of counselling. Family therapy will be based on the number of members attending this will be discussed but should not exceed £150 per session.
- £85ph couples.
- £30ph for counselling students, OR why not take up the offer of the first 6 sessions for £125, thereafter the student fee will apply unless we negotiate a fee, this is an offer for Counselling Students unless discussed otherwise. Student counsellor support package - a record of attendance as required by your college/university, should you also require a letter there is a fee of £25 per letter required. Slots are limited so Please ask about availability.
- For those on a low income or benefits for the fee is based on concessions and ability, individual fee applies unless we discuss otherwise.
Concessions for those on a low income, on benefits
Please do not be put off by my fees I am always open to negotiate.
- concession slots are limited so please ask about availability.
Daytime, Evening and weekend appointments available. I will do my best to work around your commitments as much as possible. Telephone, face to face and video appointments available.
Member of BACP. MBACP status
Professional Membership with The Priority Academy and working towards accreditation