Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling

Therapeutic Approach

Brief, Solution Focused, CBT, Psychodynamic

Membership body

BACP

Years practicing

11 years

Issues worked with

Adoption, Aspergers, Attachment issues, Bereavement, Childhood abuse, Cultural identity, Autism spectrum disorder, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Bipolar, Personal growth/wellbeing, Physical abuse, Sex, Sexual abuse, Social anxiety, Insomnia, Loneliness, Schizophrenia, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, ADHD, Personality disorders, Refugees and displacement, Cancer, Domestic abuse, Emotional abuse, Family issues, Fertility and pregnancy, Addiction, Anxiety, Bullying, Depression, Chronic or acute health conditions, Disordered eating, Anger, Grief, Parenting, Rape/sexual assault, Sexual identity, Sexual matters, Loss, PTSD, Phobias, Relationships, Self-esteem, Self-harm, OCD, Trauma, Gender identity.

Special interest areas

I am a fully qualified therapist with more than ten years’ experience working in mental health. In my private practice I work with all age groups and couples. I also work with mental health charities for Young Adults. I am empathic with a good sense of humour and I can work flexibly according to your needs at your pace. I am flexible and I thrive on finding organic solutions to challenging clinical situations. I have more than forty years experience working as an entrepreneur running my own businesses with many decades of life experiences. I also speak Hindi/Urdu, Kachi, Gujarati, Swahili and English. .

Personal Statement

I work with clients from all ages and backgrounds. My work with charities involves young adults between the ages of ten and twenty-five years, most of whom are students. The nature of my work with them revolves around the challenges they face which mostly includes coping with the demands of being a student; exam stresses, assignment deadlines, being accepted in peer groups, managing disappointments and expectations, changes in home environments as well as in their personal relationships. The clients I work with in my private practice tend to be older and include couples with a wide range of issues including health concerns, children and family, work or personal relationship issues. Even the most resilient amongst us can sometimes find our coping skills are overwhelmed and inadequate to deal with some challenges. This is something I provide help and support for. Initial assessments are important because they provide a focus for the work ahead and they are invaluable in identifying sources for underlying issues. In my sessions, I explore how clients use their defences to meet their daily challenges in the present and explore the parts they have scripted themselves through their narratives. It provide insights into how their coping mechanisms have evolved which helps to make changes in behaviours. Most clients require relatively little support and guidance to become empowered, although others will require greater levels of help and longer term therapy.