Meera Kapadia, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Meera Kapadia

LONDON N22 English, Gujarati, Hindi
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Meera Kapadia, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Meera Kapadia

LONDON N22 English, Gujarati, Hindi
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My Approach

People often come to therapy due to a crisis in their lives, and they want help to reduce the emotional pain they are in, and to find answers to longstanding problems. It is a brave step to seek out therapy, as mental health is not the absence of problems, but being able to deal with the problems that all of us inevitably face in our lives.
I work with young people and adults, as a companion in their darkness to understand what they are struggling with, and to help them get new perspectives on their problems, This usually involves exploring their issues in depth, and how they impact on different areas of their lives.
I am also curious about how they have dealt with problems before, and the social supports they have in place, and how these can be made stronger.
Often people make choices that are protective when they are going through traumatic life issues, and these solutions can often become problems in themselves in the long term. I aim to help people be more conscious of these choices, by exploring often unconscious patterns and choices that they have made, to see if these are still appropriate now.
I hope we can work together, and look forward to hearing from you.

About Me

I am a UKCP Registered: Integrative Psychotherapist Adolescent Psychotherapist, and a UKCP Accredited Supervisor. I worked with exclusively with Adults for over fifteen years, within education, Social services, and the voluntary sector. My Adult specialisms include: domestic violence, bereavement, abuse, BAME women with a specialism in Asian women, alcohol counselling, refugees and asylum seekers, and young people.
I then worked in the NHS as an Adolescent Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer, in a CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) for over seventeen years.
I provide therapy in Hindi and Gujarati as well as English, and have been practising as a Counsellor for over 30 yrs, and a Psychotherapist for 23 years.
I work with clients age of 10 upwards, and am passionate about Diversity issues, from Disability, to Sexuality, to Race and Culture Issues.
I have provided training in the fields of Counselling and psychotherapy for over twenty five years as well, so I can help you with an extensive range of issues.

I work with

  • Children and young people
  • Companies
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I have extensive experience of dealing with bereavement, which can be an extremely painful, challenging and lonely time. It may be that although family and friends are supportive, you don't want to burden them, or that they may not know the "right" things to say, so conversations a are stilted. You may want a private and personal space to grieve, to cry, to express anger, or even mixed feelings about the person who died, and prefer to do this with someone outside your own circle. Therapy is a safe and confidential space to do so, and take the time and space you need to grieve.
I am Asian and understand that coming from collective cultures, and living in an individualistic culture can be complex to navigate, with sometimes opposing values and norms. It is important to have a safe space to explore how you navigate race and culture issues, in different aspects of your life, from work, to family to friends, to relationships. This often involves exploring your bicultural identity, and creating your own personal third culture identity, which takes intersectionality into account e.g. BAME and a woman, BAME and LGBTQ+, BAME and Disabled.
I have worked extensively with young people and adults who feel hopeless, helpless, despairing or raging about their lives. They need therapy to help explore ways to untangle the complex web of issues that have led them to feeling trapped their situation, to the extent that it feels death is the only way out. I will work with you, to understand what led to this situation, triggers that keep you feeling trapped and or paralysed in your life, and support you through this period. As I have over thirty years experience in working within organisations, I can also help you co-ordinate your care with other services, ensuring your voice is at the centre of it.
I am a very experienced Integrative Asian Female supervisor who can provide a safe and neutral space to explore and reflect on your therapeutic work. I specialise in Race, Culture and Psychotherapy, so can help support you to really explore your work with diversity at the heart of it. I have worked across the lifespan, with parents, children, young people, and adults, and so bring a wealth of experience to my supervisory work. I also provide reflective group supervision for social workers, social work managers, youth workers, primary and secondary school counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists from all backgrounds. As I have worked in organisations throughout my career, I am very experienced as a safeguarding supervisor, working with clients who disclose abuse within therapy and may be going through a court case, and working within a multi agency context.
I have provided training in counselling and psychotherapy for over 29 years, and have been a speaker at national and international conferences. and a guest lecturer at psychotherapy institutes. I am passionate about delivering bespoke training designed and delivered for particular contexts and populations. I provide training on a range of issues e.g. Adolescence, CAMHS, common mental health disorders, self harm, suicide, and mental health in schools. race and culture.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse

Types of sessions

  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy


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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)

Working with Children

For more information about therapy for children and young people, visit our info page.
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