We will work together in a collaborative relationship to help you find your inner strengths and resources so you can develop plans and strategies for moving forward independently. Therapy doesn't have to be all doom and gloom. Laughter is as welcome as are tears. Your whole self is welcome in our virtual room - whatever form that comes in.
Person-Centred Therapy is based on a premise that people are unique individuals and more than just the labels our families, friends, colleagues, and society have placed on us. I am interested in how you move around in the world, rather than me telling you how you should be moving around in it. I will support you in processing your individual experiences and exploring what they mean to you, so you can have a better relationship with yourself and the people around you.
Currently, I work in private practice in person from rooms in Hackney, East London as well as online. Previously, I have worked with services providing therapy through the NHS/IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and low-cost counselling settings with individuals face to face, online and on the telephone. Most recently, I volunteered at psychiatric supported accommodation, counselling those diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
I was born in Bedford to Bengali parents, grew up on a diet of Star Trek and punk rock in Birmingham, where I graduated with a BA in English and French. I started life in the Big Smoke as an environmental journalist, and when the cynicism set in, I found myself in the world of private equity. I translated my enjoyment of building trustworthy relationships into a passion for psychotherapy.
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.