I am a qualified and accredited counsellor/ psychotherapist with significant experience of helping people find ways of tackling immediate problems whilst also exploring and dealing with deeper issues that may be behind present difficulties.
Painful experiences, losses and unsatisfactory relationships can sometimes drain our emotional resources to the point where we may struggle to cope. If you find yourself in this position feeling stressed, anxious, depressed or isolated, please don’t suffer alone. Contact me. The areas that I have particular experience include relationship problems, couple / family difficulties, traumatic experiences, abuse, bullying, addictions, personality disorders, academic problems at school / university and conduct problems in children. I have helped clients work through depression, anxiety, anger, obsessions, phobias and panic which they may be experiencing as a result of their difficult experiences.
Based in Harrow I work on a brief or longer term basis providing a confidential and supportive environment where you can feel safe in sharing your problems and worries. I provide face to face counselling as well as online counselling via Skype. The integrative approach I use is adapted to your particular needs and aims to enhance your natural emotional resources. This approach considers factors that play important influences in people’s lives: relationship with parents, messages learnt from childhood, family ways of doing things, patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving as well as cultural and spiritual issues. By jointly exploring what has brought you to counselling I can help you become more aware of the different aspects of your difficulties and their particular meanings for you. Encouraging you to consider alternative perspectives and actively experiment with different ways of thinking and responding may all help you find a way forward through your challenges.
My background also makes me well placed to understand the complexity of issues faced by minority clients and the challenges linked to living and working in a country not your own. I speak English, Urdu, Hindi and French.
I am a registered provider with BUPA, AVIVA, AXA Health and Cigna (different fee schedule applies)
I am also a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and follow their codes of ethics and professional practice guidelines.