Master of Arts in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, MBACP (Accred), UKCP Reg.

 

I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor with several years of experience of working with a range of clients.  I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a registered member of the UKCP and abide by both of their ethical frameworks.

 

I trained in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Minster Centre, London.  I work privately in Muswell Hill, N10 and the City of London, and have a few concessionary spaces. I have had a long association with One in Four, most recently as a trustee, which is a registered charity providing low-cost long term counselling for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. 

 

I am a Lecturer in Counselling at CONEL University, In North London, teaching and supervising on degree and diploma level courses.  I am also a tutor at the Minster Centre, London.

 

As a Business Consultant, I have worked with a variety of professionals in high pressure environments.  I understand how the challenges of working in the City can sometimes trigger addictive behaviours, anxiety or depression.  My understanding of the professional environment also helps me to support my clients with their career ambitions.

 

My academic background was reading English Literature at the University College London, where I developed a belief that we make sense of ourselves through our narratives of our lives and the world.  The experience of being a first-generation Asian woman in Britain has given me an important perspective on the experience of living in a minority group in the United Kingdom.   I also believe it gives me a particular insight when working with clients who have an experience of feeling marginalised.

 

Publications

 

#MeToo: Counsellors and Psychotherapists speak about sexual violence and abuse (2020) Ed. D.A. Lee and E. Palmer. PCCS Books

Broken Mirror: The intertwining of therapist and client stories of childhood sexual abuse (CSA)  The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in ‘European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling’ / 12 October 2017 / http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13642537.2017.1386225

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