About me

I am a registered counsellor with a degree in Counselling and a Masters in Psychology. I am currently in my final year training of PhD in Counselling Psychology. I have over fifteen years of experience of working with clients with a range of challenges and difficulties. I have worked as a counsellor for Off the Record (Bristol) and Bristol Mind. Currently I am also working at the BRI hospital where I offer counselling to clients with a range of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, health anxiety, bereavement and relationship issue. At times it can be very confusing and frustrating when we can’t make sense of our emotions. Maybe it’s emptiness, feeling lost or having to deal with a big changes in your life or difficulty in managing or understanding relationship issues. Whether you’re feeling stuck or overwhelmed, I welcome you to get in touch. I offer a calm safe space where together we can find clarity on what has brought you to seek counselling. My authentic, warm and inclusive approach helps to create a non-judgemental environment. My core intention is to help build a supportive therapeutic relationship that promotes clients’ wellbeing and healing. I am an integrative counsellor with a person-centred approach at the core of my therapy. I hope to provide a dedicated time and safe space where we can explore and work through the struggles and challenges you are experiencing.

I also specialise in working with clients from South-Asian backgrounds where I have worked with clients who have experienced difficulties and issues linked to identity, and meeting cultural expectations. I also have extensive experience of working with students in higher education as a counsellor and wellbeing officer. I work collaboratively with the client in an effort to understand how they construe their inner reality and life experiences and at the heart of my counselling is a commitment to developing a relationship where my clients feel safe, listened and understood. I am culturally sensitive, open-minded and receptive to new ideas in order to be able to provide an inclusive service. I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds with a range of mental health difficulties and cultural and identity issues. In addition to English, I also to speak Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

Qualifications & Practice Details

Years in Practice: 15

Member: BACP Registered

Training:

2019    PhD: Counselling Psychology – University of West of England (final year)

 

2016    MSc: Psychology of Education (BPS) – University of Bristol

 

2013    BSc (Hons): Social Work with Children and Young People – University of  Bristol

 

2010    FdSc: Counselling – University of Bristol

Additional Credentials:

BACP Registered

BPS Graduate membership

Insurance Plans: United Kingdom

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
Hindi
Urdu
Punjabi
English
Types of Clients
Young People
Adults
Older Adults
Session Types
In Person
Online
Phone
Specialities

Relationships, Trauma, Childhood Trauma, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues