I am a qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I abide by the BACP code of Ethics.
I believe that every person is unique and has the potential to succeed in all aspects of life. Sometimes the potential for growth, effectiveness and wellbeing gets lost, due to life experiences. Life changes, depression, stress, sexual abuse, eating disorders, grief and loss, anxiety, etc., can have a seemingly devastating effect. Counselling will help you through this, and get you back on track, empowering you so that you can live a fulfilled authentic life.
Counselling can be an opportunity to have yourself heard by someone who is not related to you in anyway. Talking to a counsellor, a complete stranger can lead to openness about one’s experiences without being judged. Race, gender, social class, sexual orientation or the colour of the person are not relevant in therapy but if these are the reason for seeking counselling, then counselling is a place to explore and overcome anything relating to these issues that maybe of concern to you.
With the current economic climate of redundancies and unemployment, people find themselves in some of the most difficult situations. Unemployment can have a traumatic effect on individuals and their families. The lives of some people can be turned upside down overnight, leaving them with feelings of low self esteem and a lack of confidence. Counselling can help them take control of their lives and get back on track.
Migration can cause issues of loss, disappointments, identity, missing friends, families and familiar places can sometimes lead to feelings of chaos, displacement and alienation. Struggling with cultural differences and barriers such as integration into new communities can be difficult. Counselling can help migrants to overcome fears or concerns about their new environment, and chosen country of residence.
I provide face-to-face counselling, using an integrative approach. Sessions are conducted in a safe, non-judgmental, trustworthy, mutually respective and supportive environment where each client is treated as an individual and accepted as a unique person. All counselling is confidential (this will be discussed at the first session). Appointments are of 50 minute duration and are on a weekly basis, always at the same place and at an agreed regular time.
I also provide multi-cultural counselling, and speak Hindi and Punjabi, although most of my counselling is in English. I have experience of helping clients from several ethnic backgrounds.