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About me

The experience of coming for therapy is an opportunity for you to discover for the first or subsequent time in life that you can let go of all the judgements, the fear and hesitation, and begin to talk about what is bothering you. We become wounded within a sense of connectedness - in families, relationships, friendships and society - and paradoxically it is within a sense of connectedness that we can begin to heal. Healing the emotional brain takes time, but it is a creative and deeply fulfilling process that brings wonderful gifts with itself. I help my clients to begin to feel more balanced and calm within their mind and body.

I work with clients going through moderate to severe distress, and some of the common issues that I work with are: anxiety, depression, Complex Trauma, relationship issues, survivors of domestic violence and post-traumatic stress. I help my clients to feel more grounded and functional in life, before they feel ready to reflect upon their past experiences.

Opening up about your life in psychotherapy can be a very anxiety-provoking experience for many, and therefore, I can assure you that the work I do is not about judgement, but it is to get a deeper understanding of what is going on for you. And to offer you a space where you can be heard and seen. I welcome the use of art and poetry in the therapy sessions. In addition to the client groups mentioned below, I offer a warm and non-judgemental space in therapy for gay men and LGBT clients.

Long-Term & Short-Term Therapy

In addition to long-term psychotherapy, I offer a once-weekly counselling programme of 10 weeks to individuals in order to teach them emotional self-regulation skills that are informed by mindfulness and affect regulation theories.

First Session & Subsequent Appointments

Each appointment lasts for exactly 50 minutes. Our first appointment will be a relaxed assessment session where I get to understand your presenting problems, what brings you to therapy and also to understand your life history. It is also a space where you get to notice if you feel comfortable talking to me. Therapy begins from the second session onward. I offer a relaxed space where you can begin to tune into yourself and talk about what is bothering you, without any pressure or fear of judgement.

More About Me

Prior to training as a psychotherapist, I have had a wide exposure in life: I studied a master’s degree in engineering, worked in financial services for a decade, authored three books of poetry, wrote art and book reviews, been a member of a few international arts and conflict transformation NGOs, and read Buddhist philosophy for fifteen years. I also speak the Dutch language to a basic level, and have a keen interest in Dutch culture and art.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE, London) - A BACP and UKCP Accredited training.
  • Psychiatric Observational Placement in a PICU setting at Baldock Manor Hospital, Hertfordshire.
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (MHCPC, London).

Other Qualifications

  • MSc (SEng), University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol.
  • Online Nederlands Niveau A2, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

From £55.00 to £75.00

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

My fees are on a sliding scale. Please get in touch to enquire. I offer both online and in-person sessions.

For individuals with an insurance policy, I currently accept the following insurance plans: Aviva, AXA Health, Vitality Health, Aetna Global Benefits, The Exeter, WPA Health Insurance, and Cigna.

Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire
LU7

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom
Sumeet Grover MSc, Dip. Psych., MBACP, UKCP Reg.

Sumeet Grover MSc, Dip. Psych., MBACP, UKCP Reg.