I offer a Counselling and Psychotherapy service to adults, families and young people who may be facing personal difficulties and challenges. I am a BACP accredited Counsellor with over 20 years experience of direct client work particularly with families and young people. I have worked in a range of settings including Schools, CAMHS and Medical Centres.
I am an accredited Associate Counsellor with various Employee Assistance Programmes and Private Insurance Schemes including Bupa and Nuffield and work with a range of clients with varying presenting issues including work related issues,anxiety, addictions and depression.
Counselling involves providing a safe, containing space for clients to explore their emotional distress. I feel it is important to use the first session to explore ways in which we can work together and address the possible reasons for accessing support at this particular time. I attach great importance in developing a honest, trusting and non- judgemental relationship with my clients.
Although my core training is Psychodynamic I use an integrated approach that brings together different elements of specific therapies. This helps to provide greater flexibility when working with clients and their presenting issues.
I use aspects of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help clients recognise the relationship between thoughts, feelings and actions so to avoid becoming trapped in negative cycles of thought and behaviour.
I am a Mindfulness Practitioner trained to work with young people and adults and use this in my work with clients.
I am also qualified to deliver an 8 week Mindfulness Course, either 1-1 or in small groups as a means to promote positive mental health and manage challenges more resourcefully. Mindfulness has been approved by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence as an effective treatment for anxiety and depression.
I am able to offer counselling in a range of South Asian languages. Multi -Cultural Counselling can provide a therapeutic space for clients to explore their emotions in their mother tongue which will help them to identify with their inner feelings and positively enhance the client - therapist relationship
Training and qualifications
Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory
MA Counselling Tavistock Clinic 2004
BACP Accreditation 2012
Mindfulness in Schools Project Training to teach curriculums to Students and Staff 2012-2017
Foundation Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy The Grove Clinic, London
£55 Individual Session in Person, Skype, Facetime, Zoom
£55 Supervision Session
£65 Family Session
Evening and weekend appointments are available.