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MA , MBACP

About me

Are you finding life difficult? Do you want to talk to someone outside your own circle?

Life can be difficult and the challenges we face can result in us feeling vulnerable. Therapy can provide a confidential, safe and supportive space for you to discuss your issues.

 I am an experienced and fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist.  I have completed an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am a registered member of the BACP. I currently work face to face, via the telephone and via a video link. My practice is based in Hertfordshire.

My aim  is to enable a safe, confidential and supportive space for exploring issues that may be troubling you. I will listen without judgement and work together with you so that you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed the MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton.

I have worked in different settings and I have met wide range of people from different backgrounds. I have worked with a variety of issues including bereavement, depression,  trauma, abuse, domestic abuse, relationship breakdown, anxiety and cultural identity. I am open to explore other issues that maybe troubling you.

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Further information

I feel that therapy works best if there is a good working relationship between the client and the therapist.

I offer an initial telephone meeting normally lasting thirty minutes at a discounted rate of half the agreed session rate.  This meeting  will help us to assess if we can work together.  It also gives you an opportunity to ask questions that you may have about the therapy.

I can be contacted either by phone or via email to arrange an initial telephone meeting.

Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Bengali

Online platforms

Zoom