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About me

A have over 20 years of experiences working with individuals, couples, families and groups, from a diverse background.  If your feeling misunderstood, confused, alone and feel caught up in the complexity of managing your life experiences from several cultural standpoints then I may be able to help you. You may be experiencing trauma, or difficulties based around your own religious beliefs and feel conflicted with you family due to differences. I have specialist knowledge and experiences helping clients navigating such problems.  My background and experience during my training, has made me acutely aware of some of the limitations of traditional counselling skills and theory. Particularly, in relation to working with clients from minority ethnic communities who may not understand the concept of counselling and the role of the counsellor. I actively seek to develop my personal practice so that I can work effectively across cultural differences. This has meant developing my linguistic vocabulary to translate conceptual tools within the particular cultural context of the client, whilst respecting and acknowledging the spiritual and cultural worldview of the client. As a member of a minority ethnic community, I feel that it is essential for me to develop the ability to step in and out of both cultural worldviews, my own and that of the majority culture in order to fully empathically engage with my clients.

Since qualifying as a Counsellor, I have actively sought out opportunities to further develop my counselling skills and widen my experience of working with different client groups. I am qualified as a Critical Incident Debriefer, Neurolinguistic Programming Trainer, Hypnotherapist and hold a diploma in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). I work with Employment Assistance Programmes and Local Authorities Occupational Health departments. Alongside my private practice, I provide Clinical Supervision to a number of Counsellors, both individual and in groups. I am a registered Member of BACP and work within the BACP ethical framework.

Qualifications & Practice Details

Years in Practice: 20+

Member: Member BACP & GQHP

Training:

DSW/CQSW Birmingham Polytechnic

MA - Race and Ethnic Studies - Warwick University

Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Central England

RSA Certificate in Counselling: Wolverhampton City College

BPhil in Counselling: Birmingham University

Certificate: Critical Incident Stress Debriefing - Stress Management Centre

Certified Practitioner of the Art and Science of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

2006 – Time Line Temporal Re-Patterning Certificate

Certified Master Practitioner of the Art and Science of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (accredited by INLPTA)

NLP Trainer Certified by the Society of NLP

Generative Trance – Stephen Gilligan

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Diploma

360 Feedback & Assessor

Insurance Plans: United Kingdom

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
Hindi
Punjabi
English
Types of Clients
Children
Young People
Adults
Older Adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Session Types
In Person
Online
Specialities

Relationship conflict/difficulties
Family conflicts/difficulties
Abusive relationships
Childhood trauma
Abuse
Grief
Suicidal thoughts or actions
Depression
Self-harm
Anxiety
Panic attacks
Paranoia
Emotional distress
Self-esteem difficulties
Identity difficulties
Age related issues
Gender specific issues
Work related issues

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