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).
As Counsellor with Bromley Community Counselling Service, Bromley.
As Surgery Counsellor with a G/P Surgery with Bromley Primary Care Trust, Bromley.
As Surgery Counsellor with another G/P Surgery.
As Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) on: Acute Wards at the Royal Free Hospital and on
Rehabilitation Wards at Lambeth Hospital, an Addictions Unit in London, various Agency mental health nursing assignments with University College London Hospital, St Helier's Hospital, Kingston Hospital, St Mary's Hospital and the Royal London Hospital.
In addition, Children & Adolescent Mental Health (Camhs) experience with Eating Disorders (Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead), The Priory Hospital (Adult Eating Disorders), as Head Nurse for Research Studies on Schizophrenia/Bi-Polar (RPL) and Mental Health Nurse/Disabilty Nurse/Assessor,
Research Nurse: Dementia/Genetics Studies at King's College, London,
Addictions clinic: Gladstones Clinic, London
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.
Fees are £40.00 for individual counselling whilst £50.00 for Couple Counselling.
Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
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.