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MBACP Reg

About me

I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor with the belief that everyone has the ability to grow and reach their potential and lead happy and fulfilling lives. At times life can be difficult and we can feel lost, helpless or distressed. The aim of counselling is to provide you with a confidential, supportive, non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings in safety and assist your healing, understanding and growth.

I have worked with a range of issues, from people that have suffered with anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement, stress, infertility, post-traumatic stress disorder, trust, self-esteem and addictions.

The name of my practice is Mind Focus Counselling. To me this represents growth, strength, focus, hope and new beginnings. At Mind Focus Counselling, I offer short term focused counselling and long term in-depth counselling depending on your needs. I also offer some low cost therapy depending on availability and am happy to accommodate shift workers.

If you are interested in discussing what you want out of counselling, please contact me. I aim to reply to all enquiries within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • BSc in Psychology
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills
  • BACP Code of Proficiency

I am a qualified member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and work to their code of ethics for good practice.

I receive supervision in line with BACP guidelines and am committed to training as part of my ongoing personal and professional development.

As a registered member of the BACP, I attend Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events to enhance and maintain my clinical knowledge and skills. My counselling experience includes therapeutic work with adults with a variety of issues.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £45 a session. You can pay by cash or electronically.

Sessions will be weekly, at the same time and will last 50 minutes.

The first session, known as an assessment can be up to 90 minutes and at present is free for those on lower incomes. 

I do reserve some places for people on lower income at off-peak time. Please enquire if I have availability.

When I work

I have the facility to offer appointments in the evening and Saturdays.

Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire, EN7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

My consulting room is on the ground floor, but there is a single step to enter the house. I have off-street parking.

Additional languages

Punjabi, Hindi