I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor (MBACP) and am Registered as a Member with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, the Counselling Body and work within their Code of Ethics with short and long-term clients. I am also in regular Supervision which is part of the BACP Code of Practice for Counsellors.
As a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN), I am registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).
My Psychiatric Nurse Training as an RMN was successfully completed at Goodmayes Hospital, Ilford, Essex in 1993.
2004-2007: As Counsellor with Bromley Community Counselling Service, Bromley.
2004-2007: As Surgery Counsellor at G/P Surgery with Bromley Primary Care Trust, Bromley.
2008-2009: As Surgery Counsellor at GP Surgery, Penge High Street, Penge.
1994-1996: As (RMN) Registered Mental Health Nurse on: Acute Wards at The Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, North London
2002-2009: As RMN: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Wards at McKenzie House, Lambeth Hospital, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust
2004: Promis Addictions Unit, Kendrick Mews, Central London (Mental Health Nursing)
2009-2010: various (RMN) Agency Mental Health Nursing assignments - University College London Hospital, St Helier's Hospital, Kingston Hospital, St George's Hospital, St Mary's Hospital Paddington,
The Royal London Hospital, St Charles Hospital and Gordon Hospital, Victoria.
2010-2013: Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London - Camhs Intensive Eating Disorders (Mental Health Nursing)
2013: The Priory Hospital, (Hayes Grove, Bromley -Adult Eating Disorders and Mental Health Nursing)
2014-2015: Richmond Pharmacology Limited, Croydon University Hospital RMN Head Nurse/Ward Supervisor for Psychiatric Research Study on the Use of Transdermal Patch as Treatment for patients suffering from Schizophrenia.
2015: IPRS Limited, The Synergy Centre Croydon - RMN Mental Health Nurse/Disability Nurse/Assessor
2015-2016: Kings College London Bridge: RMN Research Nurse for Dementia/Genetics Studies
2016-2016: Addictions Clinic: Gladstones Clinic, St Charles Square, West London (Mental Health Nursing & Counselling)
2017: Priory Hospital (Roehampton): RMN: Mental Health Nursing with Child and Adolescent Mental Health
2017: Addictions Clinic Harley Street, Central London - (Lead Nurse Mental Health Nursing & Counselling
2017: Croydon University Hospital, London Road, Croydon (Mental Health Nursing)
2017-2018: West London NHS Trust, Acton - RMN Community Psychiatric Nursing: Cognitive Impairment & Dementia Services
2018: Downview Prison, Sutton - Mental Health Nursing & Counselling
2018: South West London and St George's NHS Trust - Community Psychiatric Nursing
Introduction to Eating Disorders: Psychodynamic Approach, Tavistock Clinic, London
MBACP Higher National Diploma (HND) in Integrative Counselling, Bromley College (2007)
Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma in Counselling (2007)
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (Westminister Pastoral Foundation - WPF)(2003)
Diploma in Psychotherapy, Stonebridge College, Exeter (2002)
Certificate in Grief and Bereavement Counselling, Stonebridge College, Exeter (2001)
Diploma in Counselling, Rusland College, Bath (2000)
Certificate in Befriending/Counselling, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1999)
Mental Health Nursing Certificate (RMN), Ilford, Essex (1993)
Other Qualifications and Courses Attended:
Introduction to Life Coaching
Areas of Specialism:
Mental Health, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Addictions and Addictive Behaviours/Habits, Anger, Self-esteem, Confidence Building, Relationship issues, Grief and Bereavement, Cultural and Ethnicity Issues.
Languages Spoken: English, Malay and Malayalam
I work in the Integrative model that consists of 3 approaches:
Psychodynamic - looking at childhood, making links with past and present.
Humanistic/Person-Centered - looking at the here and now.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - looking at your core beliefs, challenging negative thoughts and perceptions, irrational beliefs and behaviours.
What Do I Provide?:
Short and long-term counselling to meet each client's needs.
Individual and Couple Counselling as required.
All counselling material is confidential. However, as part of the BACP requirement that all Counsellors are in regular supervision, some counselling material may be taken for discussion into supervion with a view to provide a therapeutic counselling service for the client. The name of the client is not disclosed.
Normally, the fees are £60.00 for individual counselling whilst £70.00 for Couple Counselling.
The first session lasts for one and half hours: 1.5 hours (as it is an Assessment Session and collating background information).
Individual first session costs (£90= £60+£30)
Couple's first session costs: (£105= (£70+£35)
However, reduced fees may be negotiated for students and unwaged individuals.
Cancellation: If cancellation of appointments is less than 24 hours of notice, then the full fee is still chargeable.