Hello, let me introduce myself to you. I have been a child counsellor for more than 15 years, specializing in teenage issues, ADD/ADHD. I also work with children, adolescents and young adults with behavior disorders, separation and divorce issues, disorders of mood, school adjustment and refusal, social skills, and family relationships. Parenting, school consultation and coordination with other treating professionals are offered.
I have enthusiastically worked with children my entire life. I will treat your child with the care, attention, empathy and the respect he or she deserves.
I work with children from preschool age, adolescents and young adults in the context of their family relationships, providing individual sessions, as well as sessions with siblings and parents as indicated. With your permission I will talk to your child’s teachers and attend school meetings to provide coordination of care.
While I enjoy working with a wide variety of presenting issues, I am particularly interested in treating behavior and attention disorders, anxiety, depression,child abuse (sexual,verbal and physical ), parenting difficulties, and other family-related problems.
In addition, I provide couples therapy and parenting sessions. I have an easygoing manner, provide a safe, nurturing, understanding and often fun and humorous environment, with the firmness and structure needed by some children. Please call and refer to my resume on my website.
I have recently finished 4 years training in Msc in Relational Transactional Analysis (TA) at the Metanoia Institute . The Metanoia Institute is recognized internationally as a place of teaching and learning excellence.
I chose to study TA for its client –led , inclusive approach to counselling and psychotherapy. It is quite different in that as a client, you will be involved in the process of your own therapy which ca be very empowering. I see the quality of our therapeutic relationship as a crucial part of this process and I will not tell you what to do.
I have continued my professional development and career by attending regular courses and workshops in this time which has enabled me to broaden and deepen my skills and knowledge in other modalities of Humanistic counselling.
I am bilingual in English , Hindi ,Gujarati and Marathi fluent speaker.
Qualifications and Membership of professional Bodies
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (London School of Counselling and psychotherapy 2008)
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling: Metanoia Institute (on going)
Practitioner Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy): Oxford Institute (Distance learning)
I have completed 4 years of advanced clinical training (MSc) in Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy: Metanoia Institute (Middlesex University)
Working with Group therapeutic training with Geoff Hopping (UKCP)
Certificate in Clinical assessor training : MCPS (Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Services)
Ms in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Bhsc in Child Development
I have been CRB checked.