About me

I’m an accredited Person Centred Trauma Specialist Psychotherapist & Wellness Coach and I have extensive experience of working with clients who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence and post-traumatic stress disorder. I have also successfully helped numerous clients, both male and female, tackle a wide range of issues.

Examples of these are anxiety, depression, anger management, problems with relationships, family issues, trauma, shame, cultural identity, discrimination, bullying, career counselling, life coaching, bereavement, loss, loneliness, emotional abuse, narcissistic emotional abuse, addiction, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts and life stresses.

This means that if you are looking for help and support in any of these areas mentioned above (and many more), I would be able to work with you to give you the support you want and need.

I have worked at the Woman’s Trust, Wandsworth Bereavement Service, One in Four and within the NHS for The Havens, Kings College London. I have worked in part-time private practice for over 11 years where I love the autonomy of working with your best interests at heart.


What a therapy session would look like for you

During your therapy sessions you’ll learn more about yourself as you start to build a trustworthy therapeutic relationship with me. It may be daunting to have to share your personal details with a stranger, and I can completely understand how that may be for you. I hope to use my professional credentials and experiences to support you as best as I can, so that you will feel welcomed from the very start of your courageous journey.

By discussing what is happening for you and working together with me through further exploration of your experiences, it will mean you will start a process of becoming aware with why you think the way you do, how you come to think that way and what you can do about that to create the changes you want for yourself. Being aware of your thoughts, feelings and way of being in a safe, non-judgemental and empathic therapeutic relationship with me, will mean I am supporting you every step of the way, which will allow you to unlock your thinking patterns and create new ways of thinking.

 

What you can expect from counselling

You are the expert of your life, no one knows you better than you do. Your thoughts, feelings and experiencing are all unique to you. With my professional experience, I would be able to work with you to identify what you need to do to keep yourself fulfilled, and to be the best you can be. Being in a therapeutic relationship with you means we will work together to help you to where you want to be. And that can be in whatever form that takes so that you can get what you want and need from your counselling space.

I’m passionate about psychotherapy and I would want to help you with your emotional and psychological wellbeing. I believe with the right support anything you want to be is possible. I am here to help you help yourself.

If you are a young person aged 18 and over or an adult experiencing emotional issues or stresses and wish to discuss these feelings with an experienced psychotherapist like me, you’re in the right place. I welcome any questions before getting started, so please get in touch.

 

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I welcome to work with people from different ethnicities, which is why I have chosen to be listed on this website. As I identify as British Indian Mauritian, it is important for us to work together to explore and uncover what your experiences have meant for you in relation to your emotional processing surrounding your cultural identity. Both of our racial and cultural identities would need to be discussed extensively, so that we can both work towards a mutual understanding of what it means for you and how you view your life. I am confident and competent to be able to navigate our conversations surrounding this.

My previous clients have experienced having enormous support, understanding and empathy by working with me from the beginning of their therapy sessions and throughout. Working with me has helped them to understand themselves more individually and in relation to their relationships. They have been extremely grateful and appreciative of the emotional work we have achieved together for their mental health and well-being, and how it has changed their lives for the better.

 

Further information

I like to read and learn regularly on the wider field of psychotherapy. Doing this enables me to work together with you using current information and in a way that is most suitable and relevant for you. I will share neurobiological information with you if this is what you find helpful to understand more about yourself and your body. This will help you with how to process and heal your traumas.

 

Testimonials

Here are some previous client testimonials I have received that may help you to decide whether you would like to work with me.

 

“Tina provided a safe, secure therapeutic space online for me to explore myself on a deeper level. She expressed genuine interest in helping me to reclaim my power and become the person I believed I was but lacked the confidence to reveal. She facilitated this process by tailoring suggestions and reflections to support my growth. Tina was able to offer specific cultural insights which made this therapeutic encounter particularly validating and a weight I did not know I was carrying felt like it lifted off my shoulders. Our work helped me to improve my capacity to maintain relationships and resolve conflicts while maintaining my integrity and boundaries. I feel psychologically more robust following this piece of work, am more in touch with my intuition and would highly recommend Tina if you need support with clarifying the intersections of what it is like to be a woman of mixed heritage (Mauritian/Irish) in Westernised society today.”
Caitali

 

“Thank you for caring about me enough to tell me the truth. Thank you for telling me it wasn’t my fault and that I am good enough as I am. I’ve been made to feel less than by so many that I’ve forgotten who I really am. It’s been really good to have worked through what it means to be South Asian and the associated shame from what I have gone through. I have been so lost and you’ve helped and supported me beyond words.”
Poonam

Qualifications & Practice Details

Years in Practice: 11

Member: UKCP

Training:

  • UKCP Accredited Registered Member
  • Masters of Science (MSc) in Contemporary Person Centred Psychotherapy and Application (Middlesex University).
  • Bachelors of Science (BSc Hons) Chemistry with Biomedical Sciences, Upper Second Class 2.1

 

I have a curious and inquisitive mind which led me to complete a medical related science degree. I am a proud science nerd which means I am always reading about how the body works from a biochemical perspective and how that interplays with our psychological way of being, because this really interests me. Achieving a Masters of Science degree has meant I have in-depth confident knowledge on neurobiology. I have completed numerous professional therapy training courses and I continue to do so.  All of  this means I have the right credentials to use and refer to, with helping and supporting your mind, body and soul process by enhancing your awareness through helpful simple-to-understand explanations for your mental health concerns.

I work full-time as a Digital Marketing Manager during weekdays. This means I have current corporate managerial work experiences to refer to and use to help and support you, if this is appropriate for you too.

I have previously worked within the training and education sectors as a teacher and coach where I have supported numerous individuals.

Using all my professional work experiences, with great communications skills, combined with my neurobiological insight, psychotherapy knowledge and client work experiences, whilst working together with you, will mean that I am confident to be able to help and support you.

I care about you and your wellbeing so that you can become the best you can be.

 

Additional Credentials:

I am an active member of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN) as well as the Brown Therapy Network (BTN).

Insurance Plans: BUPA, Axa Health, Health Assured, Aviva, Saga, Vitality, WPA,Cigna

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

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

Abortion
Abuse
Addiction
ADHD
Affairs and betrayals
Alcoholism
Anger management
Anorexia nervosa
Anxiety
Attachment disorder
Bereavement
Binge-eating disorder
Bipolar disorder
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
Bulimia nervosa
Bullying
Cancer
Career counselling
Carer support
Depression
Disabilities
Discrimination
Dissociation
Domestic abuse
Drug addiction
Eating disorders
Emotional abuse
Family issues
Feeling sad
Gambling
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Health anxiety
Internet addiction
Loneliness
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Menopause counselling
Narcissistic personality disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Panic attacks
Paranoia
Paranoid personality disorder
Passive-aggressive behaviour
Phobias
Physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Postnatal depression
Pregnancy and birth
Redundancy
Relationship problems
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Self-harm
Separation and divorce
Separation anxiety
Sexual abuse
Smoking
Social anxiety
Spirituality
Stress
Suicidal thoughts
Trauma
Work-related stress
Young carers