Hi. I am a qualified counselling psychologist who specialises in gender, sexual and relationship diversities. I have a number of years of experience in the mental health sector and I hold professional membership with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) and British Psychological Society (BPS).
My expertise lies in treating a wide range of anxiety and depressive disorders. I have extensive experience of working with unrepresented groups of people i.e. LGBTQ and Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities. I believe these groups of people have specific experiences, which are not always understood or well catered for within gender and mental health services. I believe a safe space for them to explore such issues is required, and offering effective interventions will enable them to move forward. My interest in counselling psychology was fuelled by my passion to integrate a number of different approaches to meet the needs of my clients. My aim is to provide an empathic, safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment that enables clients to explore issues and emotional distress at their own pace. My approach is integrative which allows me to customise therapy, creating a bespoke treatment plan for each individual. I offer short and long term therapy for individuals and couples.
Coming from a more personal perspective my British South Asian ethnicity means that I understand diversity, multiculturalism and I am able to work with issues related to one’s culture and identity.
As an integrative counselling Psychologist I use a range of models; Psychodynamic, Person-Centred therapy, Systemic and Relational, Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) including third-wave CBT such as mindfulness and Compassion Focused therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy and Dialectical Behavioural therapy. I have additional training in Solution-Focused Therapy, substance misuse, self-harm and suicide management. I also have specialist knowledge and experience of working with people with childhood trauma, low self-confidence, recurrent depression and anxiety, relationship issues, identity and LGBT issues and concerns.