Urvashi Chand BA (Hons), PgDip, Counsellor Psychotherapist FPC, BPC
I offer a safe, non judgemental space in which to explore what is troubling you. We will explore your feelings and thoughts together which will help you to gain new insight and understanding of yourself and eventually move towards achieving your full potential in relationships, work and family life.
I offer an initial consultation. This gives us the opportunity to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and what your hopes and anxieties might be. It also allows you to get a sense of my way of working and decide whether I am the right therapist for you.
If we agree to work together, I would offer 50-minute sessions on the same day and at the same time each week. I usually work on a long-term (open-ended) basis but also offer shorter term psychotherapy where appropriate.
Psychotherapy differs from many other therapies in aiming to being about deep and long-term change.
Through discussion of the issues which trouble you, you can gain new awareness, insight and understanding.
The provision of a supportive and non-judgemental relationship creates a safe space in which you can modify old habits and test out new ways of relating.
I will work with you to make sense of your experiences, modify longstanding behavioural habits and explore new ways of being. In this way, I hope to help you gain a greater understanding of yourself and develop the confidence to change.
Studies have shown that psychotherapy can contribute significantly to mental and physical health, a sense of well-being and an ability to manage life more effectively.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist. I trained at WPF Therapy, one of the leading academic and clinical institutions for psychotherapy in the UK. I also trained at the British Psychotherapy Foundation and studied Philosophy at the University of London. I worked in film and television for many years before becoming a psychotherapist. I am a member of the BPC and FPC and abide by the code of ethics and professional standards defined by three major accrediting organisations – the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and United Kingdom of Counselling & Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Registered / Accredited
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British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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Diversity and Difference
My fees are set in relation to ability to pay and are individually negotiated. As a guide, fees normally average between £65 and £85. For the initial meeting, I charge a standard fee of £65.