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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Transactional Analysis (TA)
- Trauma focused CBT
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, with over 20 years of experience working in the NHS, voluntary and private sector.
I appreciate making a decision to have any kind of therapy is often anxiety provoking which can make the process of choosing a counsellor / therapist very challenging. I would always suggest that you have an initial assessment with a couple of counsellors / therapist to help you decide which kind of therapy or person you may feel most comfortable with. I offer a free mini telephone consultation to answer any questions you may have.
Any kind of therapy is meant to be about you, the client, without any bias; to help you, the client, get insight into what your problems may be. Talking to friends and family is often very helpful, yet somehow, they always have opinions and they may make judgements; often because they care for you. Talking to a counsellor / therapist is very different. They are always completely there to help you understand your situation and circumstances by exploring what you may be feeling. This can often help you to make changes move forward. I have learnt from experience the resilience in people and the ability and capacity people have to make changes and face the future with hope. I can offer you to get in touch with those and therefore your strengths; for a better future.
I provide a space that is comfortable in which you can gain trust; enough for you to be able to talk about what may be troubling you. It is a space where you will be able to explore who you are and who you want to become.
Therapy sessions can be used for your to talk about any aspect of your life that may be creating concerns and for which you would like support. It could be related to work, family, friends, relationship or school / college / university. However, I am a great believer that all aspects of your life are interlinked. So no matter what you explore in any therapy session, it will benefit all areas of your life.
My counselling / psychotherapeutic practice model is an amalgamation of the humanistic approach; looking at the mind, body and spirit; whilst always having client choice uppermost, to support existential change, by exploring emerging phenomena within the therapeutic interrelationship. My therapeutic model therefore is integrative with Humanistic that incorporated ideas from several approaches that encompass a Person Centred, Experiential, Gestalt & Existential Phenomenology. I integrate the body and the emotions to help empower individuals with better understanding of their reactions and feelings.
I speak several languages, practising inter-cultural counselling with individuals on a one-to-one, couples and groups over a short or long term basis; as well as clinical supervision.
Areas of interest
My special interest and experience is working with:
Abusive relationships; Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia; Attachment and dependency issues; Bereavement; Childhood sexual trauma; Depression; Difficulty with inter-personal relationships; Dissociative disorder; Extreme anxiety, with or without panic attacks; Feelings of unhappiness and long term chronic depression; Non-Epileptic Seizures; Trauma; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Self-harm; Work related bullying and harassment
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
Current NHS consultant posts held
Grenfell (Trauma) Health & Well Being Service
Exmoor St, London W10 6DZ
Race & Equality
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Gujarati - Fluent
- Hindi - Fluent
- Urdu - Fluent
- Swahili - Conversational
The New Psychotherapy
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy Regents' College 2007
- MSC in Integrative Psychotherapy City University 2003
- EMDR EMDR Works 2012
Affiliations / memberships
Senior Accredited Member of BACP