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About Me

How is life for you at the moment? We all experience those times when we feel lost or disconnected. Events can get on top of us, and we become anxious, depressed, or sad, and we can’t find our way forward. This is when counselling can help.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor, and I am able to offer you a safe, empathic, and non-judgemental space for you to speak about your thoughts and feelings. 
Counselling is a talking therapy, and when we are troubled, talking is really important because it is a way of reflecting in a safe and confidential space. The aim of our sessions together is to help you to become more self-aware, with greater self-esteem and have more control over how you approach and react to life. 
I come from an Asian background (Hindu) and understand issues within that culture and between that culture and others. These can affect the way we live and our mental well-being. I also speak fluent Gujarati.  


Training, Qualifications and Experience

I qualified as a counsellor at Basingstoke College of Technology and am now studying on the Master’s program in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Bath Spa university. I am a member of the BACP and PNCPS (Acc.) and Part 1 in EMDR, and I abide by their code of conduct for ethical practice. 
Since the beginning of 2021 l have worked with bereavement along with many other mental health issues including low self-esteem, feelings of guilt, shame, anxiety, suicide, eating disorders and trauma.
I have completed training with the Youth Justice Team where I work with adolescents.
Outside of this profession l have worked for many years as an accountant, and l have served my community most recently through volunteer work for the NHS Patient Transport Service and as a Vaccine Marshall.
For some thirty years now, l have actively been involved in running various local football clubs in roles that include both Chair and Welfare Officer: this has given me a wealth of experience of working with children and young adults.

I have undertaken and attended training and have certificates in:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

  • Level 3 Counselling Skills.

  • Level 2 Counselling Skills.

  • Diploma in Grief & Bereavement Counselling (Distinction).

  • How to be a Super Learner (Distinction).

  • First Aid for Mental Health (Distinction).

  • Diploma Addiction (Distinction).

  • Diploma Dealing with Depression (Distinction).

  • Enhanced DBS checked

    Members Organisation

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Areas of Counselling I Deal With

•    Abuse
•    ADHD
•    Alcoholism
•    Anger management
•    Anorexia nervosa
•    Anxiety
•    Bereavement
•    Binge-eating disorder
•    Bulimia nervosa
•    Bullying
•    Cancer
•    Carer support
•    Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
•    Depression
•    Discrimination
•    Dissociation
•    Domestic violence
•    Eating disorders
•    Emotional abuse
•    Family issues
•    Generalised anxiety disorder
•    Internet addiction

•    Loneliness
•    Low self-confidence
•    Low self-esteem
•    Miscarriage
•    Panic attacks
•    Passive aggressive behaviour
•    Personality disorders
•    Phobias
•    Physical abuse
•    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
•    Redundancy
•    Self-harm
•    Separation and divorce
•    Sexual abuse
•    Smoking
•    Stress
•    Suicidal thoughts
•    Trauma
•    Work-related stress

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