Kalpna HiraniIntegrative counsellor
Hello. I am a professional registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I hold myself to professional codes of ethics and guidance set by them. Thereby assuring the utmost confidentiality to all my clients and ensuring that I am always working to promote their well-being.
I work with adults and young people (age 18+), including university students. I offer both short (6-12sessions) and longer-term therapy to individuals.
As a therapist I have worked in various professional settings alongside my private practice, gaining significant experience in working with adults and young people from a diverse background & wide ranging concerns including, trauma, including PTSD, stress including work related stress, anxiety / Generalised anxiety disorder / panic attacks, abuse and neglect, anger management, feelings of sadness, loneliness and isolation, depression, bereavement, low self esteem and confidence, relationship difficulties, bullying, race and identity issues and cultural conflict.
As your counsellor, I can provide support in a personalised approach to the work we do together. My commitment to you is to provide support by helping you to identify and work through your difficulties, and enabling you to find a way forward in life that you feel is right for you.
I am the counsellor people choose when they need help with:
· Life changes and transitions such as Illness, loss of purpose, status or responsibility and challenges that come with relocation.
· Work related issues such as stress and anxiety, change at work, loss of a job, career change, redundancy, conflict, burnout and bullying.
· Personal Development – issues relating to feeling unfulfilled, such as dealing with self doubt, imposter syndrome, selfcare, Co-dependency, feeling unworthy or ashamed for not being like how you imagined yourself, resilience and coping mechanism.
· Feeling homesick and struggling with fitting in, cultural issues, or feeling lonely and isolated.
· Stress, anxiety and panic attacks
· Depression, loneliness and sleep issues, feelings of numbness, hopeless, empty, isolated and that you can't see a way forward.
My practice is based on the idea that each person is an individual and comes with their unique experiences and histories and so one type of therapy doesn't fit everyone. My approach is therefore highly personalised and tailored to each individual, ensuring I'm flexible in response to your needs.
I use the person centred approach as a basis of my practice which means I offer a warm respectful non judgemental and compassionate space to enable you to feel safe enough to talk freely and explore in confidence. I have had training and experience in a number of modalities which enables me to draw from a wide variety of different therapeutic approaches, such as, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), application of Neuroscience in therapeutic practice. I also invite clients to work creatively to aid deeper exploration of their issues.
This means I can adapt my approach so that it is unique to each individual client’s needs and places the client at the heart of the work that is done together, ensuring that it allows for flexibility in the manner that we work together and for things to progress at a pace that is right and appropriate
I am here to support you. Whatever is troubling you, let's work together gently and creatively to help you heal and move forwards. Being fully present, listening deeply and being respectful, I will help you to explore your feelings, uncover your strengths and assist you in learning new skills that will allow you to deal with your struggles and cope better with the challenges that arise in life.
I will support you to better understand your experience and develop insight into thoughts and feelings that may be contributing to areas of difficulty in your life. My way of working is gentle but sufficiently challenging to help you grow.
I have seen in my practice clients greatly improve their emotional wellbeing by developing insight, new behaviours, self-acceptance and compassion.
148 High Street
I can offer face to face sessions and also Walk and Talk / Outdoor therapy in Rickmansworth (WD3) near Watford, Hertfordshire. My location is within easy reach of Rickmansworth station, and the M25. It is on the Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire border a
50 Westminster Bridge Rd,
I normally offer therapy in person / face to face both in South East London SE1 and Rickmansworth WD3 near Watford, Hertfordshire WD3. However, counselling in person/face to face is temporarily on hold due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in South East Londo
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
I normally offer new clients a free 15 minutes telephone consultation. I invite you to arrange this by getting in touch. This gives you an opportunity to ask me any questions you may have and for us to decide if we are a good fit to work together. We can explore what I can offer and the support you are looking for.
Before your consultation, it will be helpful for you to read through the information on my website, https://www.wellness-thinking.com/; this will give you some additional information before we talk.
There is no obligation for you to enter into therapy and you will not be pressured. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable with the therapist who you choose. If the right person for you isn't me, I will be happy to support you to find the right therapist.
You deserve to feel better, and if you choose to work with me, I would be honoured. You only have to send a message and take that first step.
Sessions cost is £55 for weekdays online and Walk and Talk sessions and £70 for Saturday online or in person sessions held in my practice room in Rickmansworth. .
Training and qualifications
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling/ Foundation Degree
Certificate in CBT
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate of Proficiency - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Certificate in Transactional Analysis 101
Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People - I have training and experience in counselling children and young people
Cruse bereavement care is the leading national charity for bereaved people. I have had Cruse training to work with issues relating to bereavement, loss and grief.
Anxiety UK - I have undergone Anxiety UK's training and work as an Anxiety UK approved counsellor for adults and young people.
I'm a holder of Safeguarding Level 3 certificate - This training helps me assess and evaluate safeguarding concerns of young people and adults.
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate for working with young people and vulnerable people.
Some experiences that inform my practice:
I ‘m a qualified Chartered Accountant and my previous career was as a management consultant, dealing with change. While I was always drawn to the benefits of taking a logical approach, there has always been a side of myself that’s passionate about engaging with people emotionally, connect with their experiences and supporting them to be their best. My experience informs me that a suitable environment can help people thrive.
I've had the opportunity to live in several countries, including working as an expatriate in Japan and Malaysia. This provided me with very good experience and exposure to a variety of people and cultures, including Middle Eastern (Arabs), Asian, African and European cultures. Living and working in different countries has taught me to expand my perspective, accepting of difference and to be more objective. I am able to step outside of what I know, and be humble and more approachable.