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.
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.
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.