Hi I’m Sujarda and my aim is to help people become their best self because that is something we all deserve. I am an integrative counsellor and holistic therapist offering a range of services to support your mental health and wellbeing. I offer a holistic approach to counselling covering cognitive, emotional, physical and spiritual issues.
How counselling can help
Delivering online therapies across the UK and face to face therapies from my private practice in the centre of Edinburgh, I can help you to shift mental blocks, untangle complex emotions, resolve issues, reveal new perspectives and bring you back into balance. Whether its relaxation, self exploration and self development or addressing emotional and psychological issues such as trauma, anxiety, self-esteem or bereavement, I can help.
How I work
I offer both short term support and long term weekly appointments depending on your circumstances. Counselling usually takes place at the same day and time each week and each session lasts around 60 minutes. I offer integrative counselling to individuals, combining theory and techniques from the three main counselling schools of humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy. This means that I tailor the therapy to each client, not each client to the therapy.
What happens in the first session?
During your first session, I will talk you through the process, answer any questions and then ask you to go through your history and what you would like from counselling. As the counsellor / client relationship is so important to the process, the first session is also a chance to decide if we would both like to work together and if my approach and personality suit you. We then work together on a flexible basis to support you current situation and counselling goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certified and Accredited Integrative Counsellor | Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice | Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling | Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory | ACTO Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling | Member British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BACP) | Registrant Member National Counselling Society (NCS)
Registered and certified integrated counsellor combining Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural approaches. Specialist experience in trauma, bereavement, anxiety, suicidality and depression. Certified in online and telephone counselling. Member of both BACP and NCS and volunteer counsellor for Edinburgh’s PF Counselling Service.
Accredited Hypnotherapy Practitioner | Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy | Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills | Certificate in Past Life Regression | Registrant Member | National Hypnotherapy Society | Accredited Member General Hypnotherapy Register | Registered Member Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council
Registered and accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist certified to work on physical, emotional and cognitive issues in the UK. Combining techniques from EMDR and NLP with Hypnotherapy to create positive life changes. Registrant member of the National Hypnotherapy Society, Accredited Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register and Registered for Hypnotherapy with the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council.
Reiki Master Practitioner | Professional Practitioner | Animal Reiki Practitioner | Reiki Medic-Care Distance Practitioner | Edinburgh and Lothians Representative | UK Reiki Federation Member | Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council Accredited Register
Professional Reiki Master Practitioner registered with the UK Reiki Federation and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council. Reiki Level I, Reiki Level II, Reiki Level III and Professional Practitioner courses have all been competed from a UK Reiki Federation approved course that requires in person attendance and practical experience. Edinburgh and Lothians Area Representative for the UK Reiki Federation and organiser of monthly Reiki Shares for fellow practitioners in the local area. Registered Reiki Medic-Care Distance Reiki Practitioner.
Emotional Freedom Techniques
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT / Tapping) | Accredited, Certified Practitioner | Member EFT International
Accredited and Certified member of EFT International (formerly AAMET International) which is a member of the General Regulatory Council for Complimentary Therapies. Certification required in person training of Level I and Level II courses as well as a robust assessment for Certified Accreditation.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Free 30 minute consultation
£50-£60 per hour (discount for block bookings)
Sessions available seven days between 10:00 - 20:00
Encouraging mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness, I am qualified in a number of holistic practices which I can integrate into our sessions, offering a ‘whole person’ approach to wellness, promoting healing, relaxation and bringing you back balance to help you become your best self. This includes: Clinical Hypnotherapy, Reiki, EFT Tapping, NLP, Crystal Healing, Meditation and Visualisation.