I am a qualified Counsellor and Integrative Psychotherapist with over 20 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 counsel individuals and couples from my private practices in Central London and Richmond. My main therapeutic goal is to help every client realise their inner potential through an interactive and supportive relationship.
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
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 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: Self-improvement, Self-development, and Self-fulfilment
Depression: Loneliness, Suicidal Feelings and Loss of Meaning
Relationships: Family Issues, Separation, Divorce, Romantic and Sexual Problems, Affairs, Stepfamilies, Finding a Partner and Cross-cultural Relationships
Sexuality and sexual orientation
Stress: Work-related Stress, Bullying, Panic Attacks, Anger, Anxiety and Traumatic Events
Abuse: Intimate Personal Violence & Partner Abuse, Childhood Abuse, and Sexual Trauma
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD
Bereavement: Grief, Loss, and Mourning
Chronic Conditions: Living with long-term pain and illness
Fertility: Reproductive Issues and Post-natal Depression
Struggles with Identity, Culture and ‘Fitting in