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My name is Kamla. I am a UKCP accredited Psychotherapist specialising in working with Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Having trained as an Advanced Integrative Psychotherapist at Regent's College in London my approach to therapy is eclectic and draws on different ways of understanding human behaviour.
Since qualifying in 2012, through private practice, NHS, community based addiction projects and working with various mental health charities, I recognise that everyone has a unique way of dealing with life, speaking about trauma and seeking help. It's with this in mind that I have continued to develop and broaden my skills through training to incorporate Trauma and PTSD work, Creative Interventions along with Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy - EMDR. I believe that finding the right therapeutic language which is tailored to your needs and speaks to you, can ultimately help in seeing life through a different lens. We all have the capacity to learn and grow from our experiences and as the author of your life we will work collaboratively on finding a healthier way forward.
Starting anything new or different can be very daunting and therapy is no exception. Therefore, finding a therapist that you can work with and someone you feel understands you, is equally onerous. This becomes ever more important when you feel low, depressed, anxious, vulnerable, scared or ashamed and are faced with particular challenges in life.
Challenges come in many forms and each of us has an understanding of what that means and how we deal with it but here are some examples - relationships, children, parents, abuse, domestic violence, health, serious illness, loss, work, culture, trans-generational trauma, sexuality, religion, faith - the list is endless. They can also result from life changing events such as unexpected medical diagnosis, COVID 19, disability, violent or sudden death of loved ones, road traffic accidents, losing your job, financial issues, study, fleeing from countries where there is political unrest, war veterans and trauma.
I am an empathic and compassionate person and believe that a trusting therapeutic relationship is the key to better understanding yourself. In a confidential space, through therapy, we can begin to explore the events that have brought you to this juncture and begin to assimilate the thoughts, feelings and emotions which have become templates for life, affecting the choices that you make. Often, simply becoming aware of 'Why' we make the choices that we do is enough to begin the process of change in order to make the future easier to navigate.
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.