Sarvdeep Virk BSc (Hons), MSc, Post Msc, MSc- Counselling Psychologist
Hi, I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I work with a wide range of difficulties that people may present with such as depression, OCD, PTSD, general anxiety, health anxiety, panic attacks, phobias and agoraphobia. I also work with insomnia; difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep and early morning waking. As a counselling psychologist I can work with a range of interpersonal issues, so this may be relationship difficulties, family issues, work stress or other life stressors. It may be that you feel the need to talk through a particular issue or are having a difficult time in your life right now and need some support.
I have over ten years of experience in the NHS working with a range of difficulties and people from different backgrounds and ages. I am currently employed by MIND as a psychologist.
I work in a private practice offering a confidential, supportive and professional space for you to work through your issues.
I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person Centred Therapy. I make use of Psycho-Dynamic thinking in my work, as appropriate. The approach we use will be based on the assessment and the concerns you present with.
I provide clinical supervision to qualified therapists and trainee therapists. I am happy to provide supervision via Skype.
I am also able to provide therapy for trainee therapists as per course requirements.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post MSc Counselling Psychology
MSc Counselling Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology
I have worked in a variety of NHS and non-NHS settings. I have experience working with a range of difficulties from mild to more severe mental health difficulties.
I have worked in settings that are are the forefront of research and treatment such as the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma and the Psychological Interventions Clinic for outpatients with Psychosis both based at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (all therapists using a professional title need to be registered with HCPC). I am also registered with the British Psychological Society.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
The initial assessment will be 1 hour (£70). Subsequent appointments will also be 1 hour (£70).
I currently have availability weekdays, some evening appointments are available.
Before we arrange a face to face appointment I would like to speak with you briefly on the telephone to find out what you feel your main difficulties are and what your goals for therapy are. Alternatively, we can have this conversation via email.
We will then arrange an appointment if we both feel we can work together. Generally I am able to offer an appointment within a week.
You are welcome to ask any questions at this point or via email. I find it helpful for clients to feel able to share any concerns they have with me.
Please contact me on 07989 494816 or via my email address Sarvdeep.Virk@gmail.com to arrange a brief chat on the phone and arrange an appointment.
I am a recognised Bupa, AXA PPP Healthcare, WPA and PruHealth provider (if your insurance provider is not lists please contact me as often this requires a simple form for me to complete). I am also registered with a number of EAP schemes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have availability during the day, some evening appointments are available.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I can offer supervision to both trainees and qualified psychologists and counsellors.