MA, BA (Hons) MNCS Accred, Prof. Dip. Psy C, AD. Dip. Psy C
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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
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National Counselling Society (NCS)
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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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)
When I work
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.