I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience in long-term psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) orientated counselling. After completing my Bachelor of Science in Psychology, I went on to study for a Diploma in Counselling at the Central School of Counselling & Training. I furthered my therapeutic training by pursuing a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute.
I am a registered, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I have also received a Certificate in Supervision from the Society of Analytic Psychology (SAP). As a member of the Metanoia Institute, I abide by their code of ethics.
My Previous Work
Before starting my office in London and my private practice in Richmond, I worked for Rape Crisis South London. I have been there for 15 years, first as an individual therapist and now primarily as a group facilitator, offering specialist therapy to trauma survivors. I spent 8 years as a primary care counsellor with the NHS. During this time, I provided short term, solution-focussed treatment based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches to various patients with complex needs.
I have also worked as a counselling consultant for large employee assistance programs and as a domestic violence counsellor in various organisations for many years. I have developed an in-depth understanding of abusive relationships, loss, and people's innate desire to survive and rise again.
While most sessions will be conducted in English, I am also fluent in Urdu and Hindi and can understand Punjabi.
I believe we all have the ability to be active participants in our own self-healing journey. My aim is to empower my clients by helping them become their best selves in a safe and cooperative environment.
|I have over twenty years’ experience in short-term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) orientated counselling and long-term psychotherapy. The areas I specialise in include:
Self-Improvement: Confidence and Self-doubt
Depression: Loneliness, Depressive Episodes, and Suicidal Thoughts
Relationships: Family Issues, Separation, Divorce, Romantic and Sexual Problems
Stress: Work-related Stress, Anger, Anxiety and Traumatic Events
Abuse: Domestic Abuse, Childhood Abuse, and Sexual Trauma
Bereavement: Grief, Loss, and Mourning
Chronic Conditions: Living with long-term pain and illness
Fertility: Reproductive Issues and Post-natal Depression