Individual Adult Counselling
Our own experiences from infancy through to adulthood generally contribute towards what we understand and make of the world. This can shape good mental health and positive well-being. As people, our behaviours and reasoning are heavily influenced by emotions and mental health. Whether great or small, biological, social, cultural and circumstantial factors will influence the way we behave and feel. Sometimes changes in these factors can cause emotional distress prompting therapeutic support. The working together that takes place within a supportive counselling relationship can help individuals think about and develop their own inner resourcefulness.
Cultural and Faith Sensitivity
My cross-cultural heritage has further encouraged providing access and awareness of mental health for communities that carry a wider identity. I understand the complexities many South Asian, Black and Ethnic Minority communities may experience with mental health interventions. I employ a cultural and faith sensitive approach in all my work.
Mode of Practice
With adults I utilise talking therapy in a face-to-face manner, the setting is safe and confidential
Each counselling session is 50 minutes, which is also referred to as the therapeutic hour
My therapeutic approach is integrative. This allows me to draw on the strengths of various counselling approaches; attachment theory, person centred, psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and cognitive behavioural therapy
Concerns I work with
I provide therapy for most experiences. Where I feel an individual may benefit from more specialised support, I will signpost/ refer to other services, particularly in crisis situations. With young adults and adults, I have worked with difficult experiences ranging from abuse, trauma, bereavement, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship issues and more complex cases of self-harm and suicidal ideation.
How we meet
Meetings take place in a safe, comfortable and spacious therapy space.
I operate a sliding fee scale based on annual income, no proof is required. Fees are charged for each individual 50 minute session.
Assessment/ Initial Consultation
Thinking about counselling whilst experiencing distress can sometimes be a confusing and daunting process. Contact me to book your free, 15 minute consultation giving you an opportunity to ask any questions.
Alternatively a face-to-face initial consultation is 50 minutes and is offered at a full price rate of an individual session - this is not a therapeutic session. Our meeting allows us to explore your reasons for seeking therapy, any questions you may have as well as to ensure that both you and I feel comfortable to work together.
As a Registered Member of the BACP, I work in line with the BACP Code of Conduct and Ethical Framework. I regularly undertake continuing professional development (CPD) and receive clinical supervision as outlined by BACP guidance.
I am fully insured and registered with the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Update Service.