About me

I am a fully qualified and experienced multilingual Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist. I am fully registered with HCPC and BPS and a registered member of the BACP (MBACP). 

I have more than eight years of experience as a counsellor and therapist working with a diverse background of clients. Owning to my integrative training and also resulting from many years of my working within Public Health Sectors, I am trained to different approaches according to people needs and demands as well as their expectations from Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Being a counselling psychologist and Psychotherapist, I provide counselling assessment and psychotherapy to the clients of different organisations, including domestic violence organisations and Homicides. I also offer to counsel NHS clients. In my background, I had been worked with MIND and EACH.

I have substantial experience in a wide range of mental as well as physical problems, including:

  • anxiety
  • panic disorder
  • phobia
  • specific phobia such as blood, injection, needle, elevators, lift, travel, pain, insects etc.,
  • agoraphobia
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • social anxiety
  • attachment problems
  • separation anxiety disorder
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • bipolar disorder
  • post-traumatic disorder
  • stress disorder
  • relationship problem
  • addictions
  • drug abuse
  • bullying
  • sexual abuse
  • eating disorder
  • bereavement
  • breast cancer patients
  • psychological adjustment to long term medical conditions as well as culture and personal growth issues.

I have extensive experience working with people who have any physical health issues such as acute and chronic illness and long-term illness. I have a personal understanding of how physical ailments can affect emotions as well as mental health beings.

How do I work?

My approach is based on Integrative, which means I am trained to use the Psychodynamics approach, Cognitive behavioural Approach, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic Approach, Existential-Phenomenological Approach and Multi-Model Approach in my practice. I am trained to use different exercises such as relaxation techniques, Guided imagery, fraction relaxation techniques and progressive muscle relaxation techniques. I choose my approach based on your needs and expectations from Counselling & Psychotherapy.

In my personal qualities, I am genuine, empathetic, non-judgemental, unconditional positive regards and respect towards my clients. I do not see you based on your characteristics and not on your age, race, ethnicity, religion etc.

Intensive Counselling

I offer intensive counselling. It means that you are not in a good mood, or having stress or feeling low for a short time, and want that someone to listen to you without judging you and need someone to stay with you at the particular moment instead of seeking counselling for a short or long term. It means you have one intense session either by phone or face to face. The length of an intensive session varies according to your need but would not exceed 90 minutes. With Intensive counselling, you are not bound to time. Intensive counselling is more suitable for people who are depressed, feeling low, especially at night or at weekends, bank holidays. Intensive counselling does not include any assessments. It just stays with your relevant (current) issues.

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Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy Middlesex University
PG Dip in counselling and Psychotherapy- Middlesex University
Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy- National UK Therapists Register.
Master in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Graduated in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

Certifications:

How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer: From OU and BACP

Certificate in Membership of Complementary Health Therapies
Certificate in Membership of the Sherwood Foundation Therapists
Certificate in brief course of Hypnotherapy

Workshops Attended:

Mob behaviour and social sciences
Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Ageing and Memory Problems
Hypnosis/Psychiatric Rehabilitation/Child Psychiatry/GP course/Psycho Trauma
Drug Safety

I am a registered member of HCPC, BACP, (MBACP) and BPS as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and National UK therapist Registered.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

BPS

British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Counselling with Health Anxiety
  • Counselling with Crisis
  • Counselling with Incurable disease
  • Counselling with life-threatening illness
  • Counselling with terminal illness
  • Counselling with socio-cultural conflict

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

A free of charge telephone consultation (max. 15 minutes) is offered prior to booking your assessment.

A reduced fee can be offered to clients with disability allowance, or ESA supports.

I am registered provider for insurances company such as Cigna, WPA, Aviva, AXA and Vitality.


Fees available on request.

Telephone/Skype intensive counselling, you will need to make payment first after 15 minutes, and then we will rejoin session after making payment for the first 15 minutes.

Face to face Intensive counselling, you can make one-off payment after end on a session.

I can offer discounts if you pay for a block of 10 sessions in advance. Please contact me to discuss this further.

Services:

I provide counselling and psychotherapy services in West London. I am not limited to face to face counselling, I offer telephone counselling, Skype counselling, face-time counselling and face to face counselling. It means, my help for you is not limited to people around my area, rather, I am available for anyone regardless of their time and place. I understand the importance of online counselling, because I know today in our busy world, it is very hard to travel but not difficult to access internet world. Online counselling is suitable for people those who have travel anxiety, and especially people with physical health issues and restricted movements and dependent on others for travel. Online counselling is also suitable for people who have limited earning, so they can save their travel budgets as well as for those who are very busy in their professional life, and have not time to extra travel. They can connect to me through online counselling.

  • Face to face counselling
  • Skype counselling
  • FaceTime counselling
  • Telephone counselling

Availability

Mon- Friday 9am to 9pm Saturday & Sunday 1pm to 8pm Please contact me further for Intensive Counselling.

Further information

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Languages:

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

I have also Professional Liability Insurance.

Client feedback:

"Hi, We have taken Marriage counselling from Sidra which enabled me and my wife to recognise each other's feelings and resolved conflicts and improved our relationships. Through marriage counselling, we have made thoughtful decisions about rebuilding and strengthening our relationship. Also, learned sharing life developed more physical and emotional intimacy."

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"Hi, My husband and I took Marriage counselling a few months ago from Sidra. Who was very helpful and co-operative. She helped me and my husband to save our marriage which was going in the wrong way. We both can now freely communicate with each other without any hesitation. We are now giving more respect to each other's decisions and contributing our opinions in our daily life. We have now also learned to avoid any arguments in children's presence. We are both thankful to Sidra who has shown the path of the happy marriage."

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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Punjabi
Urdu

Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Fully qualified Clinical Supervisor

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