Satwant Badsha BAHons, Dip. Counselling., CPCAB Diploma in CBT, MBACP
My private practice is the Southport Counselling Service.
I believe for human growth and happiness we need to thrive, be seen and heard. In therapy you will experience empathetic, non judgemental and confidential sessions where you feel safe to work through what brings you to counselling in a secure, safe and relaxing space.
I offer person centred therapy, CBT, NLP, EFT and trauma therapy. These can can delivered separately of integrated, the choice, in terms of the ways in which you want to work and what you want to focus on, is yours. I believe that we all know what’s best for ourselves and will help you discover your way forward. I offer a confidential and non judgemental counselling working within the BACP Ethical Framework.
You may well be aware that you are stuck or unhappy in some way and yet feel powerless to change. It may seem impossible to move forward, yet the idea of staying in the exact same position in life is equally traumatic. Remaining stuck is to deny your authentic self, the part of you that knows and yearns for a better way to be.
Your self inquiry and the ability to sit with difficult emotions are at the heart of working collaboratively with me. It is my privilege to be with you as you explore the issues causing you distress. Together we explore to find your answers…open new doors for a deeper understanding of your self.
Your unconscious mind has stored everything, every traumatic episode, humiliation, disappointment all the hurts and joys of life are stored, as if they happened only yesterday, the effect is that it can sometimes impact on your current behaviour in ways that are baffling and scary. Your unconscious self may still be trying to win a mother's love, a part of you may still be trying to avoid the school bullies, crippling you now with social anxiety. The trauma of growing up in a violent family may make you distrustful of others causing you to shut down and retreat, putting up barriers to keep safe, while ultimately keeping you separate.
Therapy aims to help you rediscover your lost emotions and connect them with your highest self that you may lovingly accept who you are now in order to live fully in the here and now.
Counselling can help you understand yourself, the way you think, which will ultimately help you develop a clearer understanding of your problems. The more armed with information you are, the easier it gradually becomes to navigate your way through any difficulties you are facing so that eventually you can come out the other side feeling more positive.
My work is to journey with you, helping you connect with who you really are.
Talking really does helps…. please contact me
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapuetic Counselling (2018)
Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2019)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in suicide ideation (2018)
Mermaids (gender nonconformity in children and young people 2019)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT-2019)
NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP- 2019)
Varied CPD includes: rape and sexual abuse, art therapy, single session therapy, one at a time therapy, couples counselling (2019), chronic stress, Phobias, OCD, Hoardiing Disorder, Emotion Focussed Therapy, Children and Young People (2019) and Image Rehearsal Therapy where trauma has been experienced.
I have worked in charitable agencies for 30yrs+ working with vulnerable clients. I can work with both adults and young people.
I have a particular speciality in complex bereavement and loss and other counselling for a variety of mental health conditions such as severe anxieties and depression, panic attacks and chronic stress. Other areas include bullying, chronic illness, relationships, trauma, low self esteem, shame, intrusive thoughts and feelings of sadness and loneliness.
When you truly know yourself you are able to fully align with your life passion and live with purpose and intent. You can learn to allow your light will shine.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
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I understand that making the first appointment can be daunting. A free initial telephone coversation usually takes about 20 minutes and will give you a chance to see how comfortable you feel talking to me. It gives me a sense of whether or not I think I can support you at this time. We can explore what you would like to achieve in therapy. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
After this, we’ll usually agree to meet for an hour session, where we can cover what counselling involves and what you might expect from it and you can use the time to explore what brought you to counselling.
After that, for ongoing work, we will continue in blocks of 6 sessions, which will be periodically reviewed. We'll meet same time, same day each week unless we negotiate otherwise.
Talking helps…. Where should we begin?
Individual counselling costs £35 per one hour session.
Couple counselling costs £55 per one hour session.
- Free / low-cost sessions available
All sessions are confidential and as I’m member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) I work within their ethical framework. I am committed to providing a non-judgemental and safe setting that will enable you to feel comfortable and safe throughout our sessions.
My counselling practice is based in my log cabin which is a private dedicated counselling room just five minute walk from the town centre in Southport, Merseyside.
Please ring using the mobile number. If I’m unable to take your call please leave your name, number and a short message and I will get back to you. Please let me reassure you that any voicemail left is entirely confidential.
I offer a warm, unique, personalised, collaborative approach. While I’ll draw your attention to potential ways forward in our work together, the choice is always yours. I look forward to hearing from you if you’d like to work with me.
You are not alone, please make contact.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday – Friday Some evening appointments available
9am - 8pm
no bank or public holidays
Online counselling available - please ask for details
Types of client