Kalpna HiraniIntegrative counsellor
Hello. I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, registered with BACP. My practice is governed by BACP's Ethical Framework, ensuring that I am always working to promote your well-being. I am deeply passionate about helping and supporting people in making real positive changes in their lives.
As a therapist I work and engage with a wide range of people from all walks of life helping and supporting them. I work with adults and young people (ages 13 - 25), including university students. I offer both short (6-12sessions) and longer-term counselling and psychotherapy to individuals.
I have had training and experience in a number of modalities which enables me to use various approaches, such as Person-centred approach, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuroscience for Effective Clinical Practice. I invite clients to work creatively to aid deeper exploration of their issues.
I specialise in anxiety / generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, depression, trauma, including post traumatic stress disorder, stress, anger management, feelings of sadness, loneliness and isolation, bereavement, low self esteem and confidence, relationships, bullying and work related issues.
I originally trained as a Chartered Management Accountant and embarked on a career 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, their experiences and supporting them to be their best. My experience informs me that a suitable environment can help people thrive.
My career in the corporate world allowed me the opportunity to live and work in Malaysia and Japan, which provided me with very good experience and exposure to a variety of people and cultures. Having experience of my own challenges and seen how other people struggle with what life throws at them, it ignited my passion for helping and supporting others. I decided to embark on training as a counsellor. As part of the training, I also engaged in personal therapy for myself. What better way to learn about therapy than to experience it myself? My own experience of talk therapy was transformative.
I provide a non-judgmental, empathic and accessible space to enable you to feel safe enough to talk freely and self-explore. With me, you can be your true self and be honest about how you are really feeling. 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.
Having the opportunity to talk things through in a safe environment will allow you to freely explore your thoughts and feelings. This also helps you to focus, gain a better understanding of yourself and of why you're experiencing difficulties and have some clarity. When we make the connections to the root of difficult patterns of thoughts and behaviours, we begin to realise we can facilitate change. I can help 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.
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 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.
While I use the person-centred approach as the basis of my counselling practice, I draw on a range of approaches such as Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other approaches to suit your needs. I can work creatively using materials, ensuring that my approach is flexible and tailored to your individual needs. This is based on the idea that each person is an individual and unique so one type of therapy doesn't fit everyone.
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.
Please contact me to confirm charges as my fees vary according to circumstances. Cost per session varies from £50 - £70. Typically, the charge is £50, for long-term weekly ongoing work for 1 to 1 session. Sessions are 45 minutes.
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 and I hold an enhanced DBS certificate for working with young people and vulnerable 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 have had training and experience in various modalities which enables me to use various approaches, such as Person-centred approach, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Neuroscience for Effective Clinical Practice. I invite clients to work creatively to aid deeper exploration of their issues.
Special interests - I have a long-standing interest in neuroscience which informs my practice.
I am passionate about about enhancing emotional wellbeing in workplaces and in 2018, I carried out primary research in this area.
I'm a holder of Safeguarding Level 3 certificate - This training helps me assess and evaluate safeguarding concerns of children, young people and adults.
I hold an enhanced DBS