I am a British-Indian Sex & Relationship Psychotherapist and a Supervisor. I am UKCP and BACP registered. I am also an EMDR therapist.
I initially trained as a teacher but developed my career in the NHS working in sexual health, as a senior health advisor with adults as well as young adults. I completed my training as a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Psychosexual & Couple's therapist and a Supervisor in 2001. I am also trained in sexual health (STIs & HIV) as well as sexual & relationship issues. I also work as a Relate therapist. I work with couples as well as individuals.
My special interest is in cross cultural relationship issues and work internationally with colleagues from India.
I am interested in the impact of sexual assault/abuse in sexual well being. I led the development of the sexual assault referral centres (SARC) in London and in England and Wales. I work with sexual trauma and I am training to be an accredited EMDR therapist.
I worked as a senior manager in the NHS and hold a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from De Montfort University. I offer coaching and supervision to managers, particularly for NHS staff.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), accredited member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and registered with United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP)
I work in an integrative style using various humanistic models and theory. I work with clients to help them explore and understand their issues in their journey. I provide short term (12 to 15 sessions) and long term therapy. Every 6 sessions a review is undertaken to establish your progress of your goal that we have set.
I offer an initial assessment session to identify the focus/goal for therapy and to decide the way forward. This is a useful session where we discuss what each other are looking for and whether or not the sessions I provide, would be useful.
At your initial assessment session there will be a discussion on short term or long term goal/s. This will be reviewed on a regular basis. If you or the therapist feel that the sessions should end, this will be discussed and an appropriate ending will be organised.
Sessions are confidential as long as safety is not compromised and are fifty (50) minutes long but some sessions are longer, with prior agreement.
You have the final say in your therapy.
The sessions run typically 50 minutes and are weekly at the same time and same day of the week. Fortnightly and adhoc sessions are agreed if there is a case for an exception. Flexibility is considered without compromising the therapy process.
Holidays and daily life commitments are taken into account. A notice of 72 hours (three days), including weekends and bank holidays, for cancellation is required for the session not to be charged. However, excessive cancellations will require a further discussion on the commitment of therapy work.
Supervision sessions are the same. Where required, a report will be provided with adequate notice.
Governance & Confidentiality:
All sessions are confidential unless there is a safety (if a client is a threat to themselves or to others and/or there are child protection issues) or a legal issue (in a situation where the court has subpoenaed the notes, a therapist would have to comply or disclosure of act of terrorism, money laundering and such like) . A contract will be given during the first session and a signed contract will be held in the records.
All documents and notes are managed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
I am fully insured as required by my professional organisation/s. I follow the code of ethics and practice of BACP, COSRT/UKCP. If you have a complaint you can write to BACP or COSRT directly.
Adults - 18yrs onwards
Young Adults - 18 - 24yrs
Young People (16 -18yrs) with parental/Guardian or with explicit consent
Senior - 60yrs onwards
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