'And you? When will you begin that long journey into yourself?' - Rumi
Let me begin by telling you something about myself.
I am a psychoanalytical psychotherapist practicing in North West London and Rickmansworth(Hertfordshire). I began my psychotherapeutic journey in 2006 when I became influenced by the readings of Freud and Lacan. Through the years my reading list has extended and diversified including the influences of feminism, the maternal and philosophy. I have 10 years of experience of working in a local authority with extremely vulnerable client groups involving mental health concerns, young adolescents, domestic violence, self-harm and drug abuse. I also volunteer for the Psychosis Therapy Project at Islington. Through the psychotherapeutic journey I have gained clinical experience through various placements at mental health sectors and local authorities.
My approach to psychotherapy practice is informed by contemporary psychoanalysis focusing on the links to unconscious thoughts and desires through language applied in the psychoanalytical psychotherapeutic space. My psychotherapeutic approach is based on bringing forth and accepting your uniqueness and individuality. Understanding these will help you discover and develop the resources within you and figure out a way forward. Psychotherapy provides you with a safe place to question yourself, others in your life and explore your thoughts and feelings. Together we take the journey to explore what you bring to the session and try to make sense of what is happening.
My experience of working with people presenting with symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, family complexities, self - harm, eating disorders, alcohol addiction and identity crisis amongst others. I have an open approach and work with people from all traditions, cultures, religious and ethnic backgrounds in English, Urdu and Hindi. I hold myself to professional codes of ethics and guidance set by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) thereby assuring the utmost confidentiality to all my clients.
Life's stresses can be overwhelming at times. There are times when we may have a need to explore and gain an inner understanding of our feelings and attitude to certain relationships and how these affect our everyday life.
Psychotherapy and counselling can be looked upon as a journey of self discovery. It provides you with a safe place to question yourself and others in your life.