- Phone number
- 07725 739 555
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
Flexible appointments are available: Please contact me and we can discuss options.
Evening appointments available Monday daytime and evening, Tuesday- Friday evening only.
Appointments are offered Remotely via Microsoft teams/Zoom
About me and my therapy practiceWelcome to Shakti Psychotherapy, 'Shakti' represents 'strength and courage'. I believe that through the process of therapy you will work through some of the challenges currently affecting your mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Whether you are anxious, feeling low in mood or depressed, or going through a bereavement or marriage breakdown I offer you a safe space to be able to work through the distress.
I started my career working with loss and bereavement whilst qualifying as a counsellor. I then started working in the NHS 14yrs ago. My passion for learning new ways of supporting clients took me on a journey to enhance my skills and I undertook the following training:
- Core training consists of Counselling, Cognitive Behaviour therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR)
- I am an accredited Counsellor (Bacp) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (Babcp) which means I have met the standards set out by the professional bodies.
As a result of my interest in trauma I trained in Eye movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Sensori motor psychotherapy- (Level 1).
Therapy is about creating a safe therapeutic connection where we are able to
- Identify the main issues affecting you now
- Be open and honest with ourselves, to then feel safe in expressing thoughts and feelings
- To be able to self reflect and be open to learning and developing new ways of managing unhelpful thoughts and distress.
As a Cognitive Behaviour therapist (CBT) therapy follows a treatment protocol that is adapted to individual presentations and is targeted at mild moderate symptoms of depression/anxiety, specifically targeting the following issues;
- Social anxiety
- Obsessive Compulsive disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self esteem
- Trauma using CBT or EMDR ( Special interest in Trauma)
As a Counsellor I have worked with the following life issues:
Living with a health condition
You will be met with compassion and sensitivity, the therapy process is collaborative one and you form a key part of the solution.
Please get in touch via telephone or email and we can have a chat about what support may be appropriate to address your needs.
Please note we do not offer a Crisis service, and in the case of an emergency please reach out to your GP or emergency services.
My first session
The first session is the Assessment
The assessment is 50 minutes and enables an understanding of the problem that is impacting upon your mental health and wellbeing.
It will allow you to understand the type of treatment that will be offered. You will get an opportunity to ask questions and decide whether you wish to proceed.
Once the assessment is completed you will have a better understanding of the goals that you wish to work on.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, EMDR, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Time-limited