I work with an integrative approach that embraces the person-centred philosophy at the core. I believe that a sincere trusting relationship is key to effective therapy, and provide a safe space where it is possible to explore thoughts, feelings and past experiences. Together, we can examine current difficulties and look for positive ways to move forward.
I offer affordable counselling to adults, online and face to face. I am an experienced counsellor and engage with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, symptoms of trauma, bereavement, stress, relationship and communication issues, and personal change management.
You can have a look at my website healingcounselling.co.uk to find out more about me. My background makes me well placed to understand the complexity of issues faced by minority clients and the challenges linked to living and working in a country not your own. I also speak Punjabi and Urdu languages.
Often people feel anxious or uncomfortable about seeking counselling, for what can be very personal matters. Sometimes low mood, feelings of loss, anger, anxiety or shame, relationship difficulties or navigating change can feel overwhelming. Sometimes you might have a sense of struggling with your mental health but without knowing quite how or why. Attending counselling can help you find ways through such challenges.
My approach is to make therapy open and enjoyable, and your feedback will enable us to make sure this is the case. I work very flexibly, drawing on a wide range of tools, and we will review our progress together, to make sure we are moving toward your desired results. Where appropriate, I can show you self-help skills to use between sessions and in the future.
The first session
I offer a free introductory phone call. This will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and establish whether we might schedule an assessment. The initial assessment session will usually be for up to one hour and a half in duration and will enable me to hear in detail what brings you to seek counselling. If we chose to work together, we will then discuss our working arrangements, including timings of sessions, fees, cancellation policy, confidentiality and so on.
Subsequent counselling sessions are 50 minutes each in duration and in most cases are held at the same time and on the same day each week.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Cpcab - Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Cpcab - Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Cpcab- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Cpcab- Certificate in Introduction to Counselling
I have many years of experience working within the social care sector, working with Looked After Children.
I work with people experiencing anxiety, bereavement, stress, relationship problems, cultural barriers, abuse as a child or adult, depression or low mood, or changes in life such as divorce, getting older or retirement in both time-limited and open-ended therapy.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am a registered member of the BACP and work according to their legal and ethical framework.
Due to the Pandemic restrictions I also offer online counselling.