Vinika Lakhiani

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MBACP Anxiety Stress Depression Relationships Trauma
Limited availability
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Ascot SL5 & Windsor SL4
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Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Do you feel depressed, anxious or stressed? Are you coping with some real life challenges at the moment,  or does nothing in life feel great right now?  Maybe you can't name the feeling but know you just don't feel ok.  No matter what the issue, let's have a chat and see if this is something we can work through together. My name is Vinika, I am an Integrative counsellor and a fully registered member of the BACP. This means I can support you with a wide range of issues and more importantly, that I am able to tailor our work around your individual needs.  

I work with people of all ages, and I offer face to face, remote online and telephone counselling. I can see you on a short term or long-term basis depending on your needs. I will always work at your pace and stay alongside you throughout your counselling journey. 

Whatever it is you are struggling with, my aim is to work towards building a genuine and warm relationship with you.

Sometimes we can find ourselves feeling lost, wondering who we are and where we are going, often repeating patterns and feeling stuck. Living with your own unique problems can feel like a really lonely place at times, even though you are surrounded by friends and family.

When we explore your issues together you will gain an increased self-awareness, more clarity and understanding, which can help bring about positive change in your life.  I understand that counselling might not always be an easy experience but rest assured that when you talk to a counsellor who has been professionally trained to listen in an impartial, supportive and non-judgmental way, it can be immensely rewarding and beneficial.

Training, qualifications & experience


CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2

Certificate in Couples Counselling Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
Certificate in Working with Young People and Adolescents


Registered Member BACP

Registered Member ACTO

Registered Member ICO

I work in accordance with the BACP ethical framework which underpins the heart of my commitment to deliver a continued high standard of service to my clients as well as committing to focus on continued ongoing professional training and development.

I hold a current advanced DBS certificate and am a member of ICO, a professional body that promotes data protection and ensures GDPR rules are adhered to. My passion is to promote, maintain and deliver good practise in all my face to face and online counselling work. 

As well as having my private practice I work for Number 22, a charitable agency offering free person-centred counselling to the community where I work with both adults and  young people. My other current roles include being an active listening volunteer for the Samaritans and being involved in advocacy work where I strive to represent my client's voice in whatever situation they need me to. 

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual therapy - £60 per 50 minute session 

Couples therapy - £80 per 50 minute session 

When I work

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Your enquiry is important to me so I will reply endeavour to reply within 48 hours. 

Further information

My knowledge and background (British Asian) means that I have a greater understanding of working with a diverse range of clients including those with cultural issues and those in blended relationships within an Asian family/ community. I especially have a keen interest in working with Asian/ blended couples (arranged, assisted and love marriages/ relationships), who will not only be experiencing the normal stresses of living in Britain but with the added factor of cultural and family pressures alongside. 

Ascot, Berkshire, SL5

Windsor, Berkshire, SL4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I see clients face to face in Windsor.

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Online platforms

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