Varsha Vashisthaw

Varsha Vashisthaw



07716 469334

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About me

"Everyone can transform from the Ugly Duckling to the Swan they are meant to be"

There are moments in our life that everything looks ugly, sad, confusing. We start feeling tired all the time, people that used to be fun, are annoying now. Things have lost the sense of taste, pleasure and happiness.

I would like to support you to try to find out the reason /root of the difficulty. We can work together using different tools that can be beneficial to achieve your goal and to gain a new insight. I can offer you a safe place to express how are you feeling with no judgements and keeping the information that we share in confidential and professional manner.

I am a member of the BACP ( British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I follow their ethical framework to keep my client and myself safe.

What do I love the most of this career? The relationship that you develop with another human being is honest, respectful and maybe the best one.

I inspired working for myself was the fact that I realised that agencies that offer the jobs are not following the same ethos that I believe. Sometimes to me it feels that there is too much pressure in meeting targets in some companies, more than thinking about the needs of the client. The sessions are not tailored for each person, some need six sessions, while someone needs more. The client should have a choice to work with the therapist they choose, as we all are different and to get the benefit of the healing process, both parties need to feel comfortable.

What makes me different is that I can speak four languages: Spanish, English, Hindi, Sindhi. Because of my cultural background (being raised with Indian values) in a western world, in this case, Spain and following the tradition of getting married and coming to live in the UK for the past 18 years. Breaking those rules that did not favour me as a person and starting from scratch. I am down to earth and I know how difficult life can be, I have life experience, not just theory, but the practise.  I had been a client myself in a therapy room and to overcome those demons and skeletons, is really scary and I had to be brave.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed my Diploma qualification in Person-centred and Existentialism in July 2017.

My placement was for two years with victims of domestic violence and I volunteered for "Changing Pathways"

I have finished my studies in children's counselling, I will continue developing professionally in these topics: Advanced cognitive behaviour, anger management, development psychology, a refresher course of NLP,

Member organisations


Photos & videos

  • Ugly Duckling
  • Reflection vs Perception


I can do home visits or if you prefer you can come to my therapy room in Body and mind wellness centre in Corringham. The sessions last for 50 minutes and if we decide to work together our sessions will start with 10 sessions at £35 per hour. £60 for couples counselling. I will require deposit for the first session

Maps & Directions

Stanford-le-Hope, SS17
Grays, RM16

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Hindi and Spanish


I work weekdays from 10 am till 8:30 pm and Saturdays from 10 am till 4 pm. At the moment I do not have any hlidays booked

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme