M A, B A (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling, CBT Trained, Specialist in Drug & Alcohol Counselling and Psychotherapy (Trained by CGL, formerly CRI), MBACP
B A (Hons) in Humanistic Counselling
Specialist in Drug & Alcohol Counselling and Psychotherapy (Trained by CGL, formerly known as CRI)
Trainer in Adult Education and Training
My areas of specialism as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist are
Arts therapy for adults
includes a wide range of techniques which can help you find a way of expressing yourself beyond words. Arts therapy involves the use of drawing and painting, to creatively express concepts and feelings in images that occur naturally in the sessions. Drawing can be a direct means of communicating the heart of the issue you're facing. If you are interested in using this technique it's vital to suspend any inner criticism and not judge the quality of the artwork, but rather see it as a way to shed new light and understanding on a difficulty you're facing.
Arts therapists are psychological therapists who have arts-based experience and training in psychological interventions using drama, music or art to help clients communicate feelings and emotions.
is based on the belief that your unwanted or unhealthy behaviours are a learned response to your past experiences. The therapist and the client will focus on current problems and aim to help you learn new, more positive behaviours without having to analyse the past. Behavioural therapy often works well for compulsive and obsessive behaviours, fears, phobias and addictions.
is a short-term therapy which focuses on finding solutions and making positive changes rather than focusing on the past causes of problems. Your therapist will encourage you to look at what you do well, set goals and work out how to achieve them.
Brief solution focused therapy
places focus on a client's present and future circumstances and goals rather than past experiences. This method takes the approach that you as a client know what you need to do to improve your own life and, with the appropriate coaching and counselling, are capable of finding the best solutions.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
aims to help you change the way you think (cognitive) and what you do (behaviour). Rather than looking at past causes, it focuses on current problems and practical solutions to help you feel better now. The way you think about situations affects the way you feel and behave. If you view a situation negatively, you may experience negative emotions and feelings which lead you to behave in an unhelpful way. Instead, a qualified therapist will help you identify and challenge any negative thinking so you can deal with situations better and behave in a more positive way.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
treatment is a type of psychotherapy — or talk therapy — that utilises a cognitive-behavioural approach. DBT emphasises the psycho-social aspects of treatment.
focuses on the client as a whole. It encourages the client to think about their feelings and take responsibility for their thoughts and actions. The emphasis is on self-development and achieving your highest potential rather than on problematic behaviour.
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
focuses on the theory that life experiences, from birth onwards, programme the way you see the world. Your counsellor helps you to discover how you have learnt to think or feel so that you can take control of your actions. Your therapist will also look at your successes, so you can use these to develop further successful skills and behaviours. NLP is generally used as an additional way of working with other types of therapy rather than on its own.
Person or client-centred therapy is based on the view that everyone has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change, given the right conditions. Rather than being seen as the expert and directing the therapy, the counsellor offers unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence to help you come to terms with any negative feelings and to change and develop in your own way.
Solution-focused brief therapy
promotes positive change rather than dwelling on past problems. You will be encouraged to focus positively on what you do well, set goals and work out how to achieve them. Just three or four sessions may be beneficial and can be extended.
aims to promote personal growth and change. Your therapist will work directly on problem-solving behaviours, whilst helping the client to develop day-to-day tools for finding constructive, creative solutions. The ultimate goal is to ensure the client regain full potential in all aspects of life.
What is Life Coaching
As a Life Coach - Life Coaching
focuses on the achievement of personal goals or objectives. The emphasis is on work or fulfilment in life generally. My approach is growth-orientated using the GROWTH and solution-focused models to explore what your ultimate dreams and goals are, then looking at motivation, what options are available and what actions are needed by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.
to counselling and psychotherapy is from a Humanistic Holistic perspective, supportive, motivating and empowering. This way of working allows the exploration of the whole person, mind, body and spirit and the connectivity which exists between them. My belief is that we all have the resources needed to heal and make change in our emotional wellbeing, this may be achieved within the therapeutic relationship which counselling offers. I aim to facilitate and enhance personal insight and enable with an emphasis on achieving what the client wants. I specialise in working with a broad range of issues and have found the in depth work I have done with clients around healing from trauma in childhood very rewarding. I am particularly interested in working with clients on freeing themselves from the obstacles that hold them back or prevent them from achieving their goals, fulfilling their potential.
My selling point is that change is certain as nothing in life remains the same and when change occurs it is essential that the client has someone alongside them as this happens. My uniqueness is to deliver and demonstrate a high level of compassionate understanding and an ability to work at client's pace and client led. I work in the field of addiction and mental health sector in alliance with the National Health Service.
I offer a confidential individual counselling and psychotherapy service for adults and young people. I have a wealth of experience working with clients on a wide range of issues. I work within the Humanistic model of counselling, this therapeutic model centres upon valuing and appreciating you as a person with focus upon your personal development. I offer short term face to face and long term face to face work, time limited sessions.
The sessions I offer varies widely - most clients start with one introductory session in which we discuss how often and how long the client wants to work on the issues. Some clients arrange from a minimum of 6 weekly sessions to 12 sessions and more. This is usually enough time to confront and resolve the issues that have brought the clients along to counselling, for some their issues can take longer to resolve. It is always your choice as the client to come to counselling, counselling and psychotherapy and make sure the sessions feel worthwhile for you.
Contract: I adhere to the ethical code of my accrediting organisation the BACP and the GDPR legislation. The sessions are confidential (limited only by Legal and Safeguarding issues, following the ethical guidelines of the BACP). Regarding payment of fees, after payment for the first session, I usually ask my clients to pay-in-advance 25% of the fees towards booking and advance payment for five sessions at a time in advance. I usually ask for 24 hours Notice for cancellation or charge my usual feel to cover the expenses I have incurred and loss of alternate earning.
Contact Details M: 07979590022
I have a private practice at in Chichester, West Sussex, and in Hove, East Sussex. Please do get in touch.
Email : [email protected]
I am available during office hours 9.00 am to 17.00 pm Tuesday to Friday. If I am unable to answer please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as possible.
As the law stands at the moment, anyone can call themselves a therapist, or a counsellor with absolutely no training whatsoever. BACP recommends that you check for yourself the qualifications and experience of potential therapists. This can be done by asking the therapist, or you can check the BACP Register at www.bacpregister.org.uk.
£55 for a 50 minute Individual counselling session
£65 for a 50 minutes individual counselling and psychotherapy session
£85 for a 90 minute counselling and psychotherapy
£75 for a 50 minute Individual Coaching
£105 for a 90 minute session of Individual Coaching
Regarding payment of fees, after payment for the first session, I usually ask my clients to pay-in-advance 25% of the fees towards booking and advance payment for five sessions at a time in advance. I usually ask for 24 hours Notice for cancellation or charge my usual feel to cover the expenses I have incurred and loss of alternate earning.
(Concessionary rate are negotiable depending on circumstances).
Sessions in the morning, afternoon and evening appointments available. Sessions are usually arranged weekly or at mutually agreed times. Besides English, I am fluent in Hindi and Bengali.