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20th January 2021 

Profile / About Me

I am an accredited, experienced, professional and highly qualified psychotherapist and counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have extensive experience of working in the NHS, higher education and private practice. I am committed to providing a confidential and non-judgmental space where you can feel safe to explore your difficulties and concerns.

I am a warm, engaging, compassionate and insightful psychotherapist with a strong relational approach to working with clients. I have a gentle but challenging approach to enable you to express your concerns and feelings safely.

I have a background in psychology and as a licensed homoeopathic practitioner, I am interested in the link between the mind and the body, and how thoughts and emotions affect our physical health.

I am also interested in mindfulness, meditation and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) which combines mindfulness and behavioural techiniques to bring understanding, compassion, self care and change.

As an Asian psychotherapist and counsellor, I am interested in working with cultural issues and identity. I offer sessions in English, Urdu and Punjabi.

"Be yourself - everyone else is already taken" Oscar Wilde

  • Qualifications / Posts

    BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology
    MSc Psychology, specialist research on factors that determine clients’ choice of counselling style
    PGDip Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
    Licenced practitioner in Homoeopathy (Society of Homoeopaths Accredited Course)
    Senior Counsellor in Higher Education, London
    Head of Counselling in Higher Education, London
    Senior Counsellor in Primary Care, Southwark
    Workshop facilitator
    Book reviewer for professional journals
    Member of BACP UC (BACP Universities and Colleges), HELCO, LPCP (London Psychotherapy and Counselling Partnership), SEA (Society for Existential Analysis) and ATSAC (Association for the Treatment for Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity).
    Certificates in Addictions, Spirituality in Psychological Therapy, Depression and Grief, Trauma in Childhood, Cultural Differences, Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT), Understanding Kink and BDSM, Sex Addiction, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Love Addiction and Love Avoidance, and Shame.

  • Areas of Particular Interest

    Abuse / addictions / anger management / anxiety / bereavement / co-dependency / cultural issues / depression / eating disorders / gender identity / health issues and concerns / homesickness / kink and BDSM / loneliness and isolation / love addiction and love avoidance (based on the work of Pia Mellody) / mental health issues / psychosomatic illness / PTSD / relationships / relational trauma / self esteem and confidence / sex addiction / sexuality / trauma / work related issues

    "A professional and caring service - I felt very supported by you, thank you"

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