My Approach & Qualifications
I am an integrative counsellor who uses a combination of humanistic and psychodynamic therapy. I support clients by being an empathetic listener and helping them understand the complex feelings or difficult emotions that bought them to therapy. I believe that better self-awareness and self-understanding can help drive personal growth. By exploring how we feel about situations, we can learn more about ourselves and become more open to making changes in our life that lead to feeling happier and more fulfilled.
I also help clients by exploring their memories and feelings. Our past relationships or life experiences can sometimes shed light on difficult relationships that we might have in the present.
I believe that the relationship between the client and counsellor is key to creating the right environment to help you achieve personal growth. I work in a genuine and non-judgmental way and the space that I offer is confidential and safe. My approach is client-led, which means that I will work in a way that suits you as an individual. I will usually ask you what you want out of therapy, and your response will lead the way for our work together. The client’s aims are always at the heart of my work.
I hold an MSc Therapeutic Counselling and I'm a accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), my Registration number is 379133. I am also certified as an online and telephone counselor. I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice, attend regular clinical supervision and ensure I take part in continuing professional development CPD training to improve my practice.
I hold both public liability and professional indemnity insurance and a current enhanced DBS certificate.
In 2017 I worked for the NHS at Stockwell Group Practice supporting clients who had been referred to me by their GP’s. During this time, I worked with clients on a short-term basis, offering 6-12 sessions to help them reach their therapy goals. I was able to support clients from a variety of age groups who were dealing with depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems and workplace stress.
After my work with the NHS, I moved to Low-Cost therapy at The Awareness Centre. Here I saw clients on a long-term basis who were looking for support with many of the issues I mention above. However, I was also able to work with clients who had experienced abuse, assault, and domestic violence.
I started my private practice in 2019 where I saw a variety of clients with different backgrounds and presenting issues. However In 2021, I began specialising in working with clients from South Asian backgrounds and supporting them with complex family dynamics and relationship problems. I continue to work in this area to date.