Anita Pankhania

Anita Pankhania

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Leicester

Leicester LE2
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates


Welcome I'm Anita, I'm here to offer you a safe, empathetic, and supportive space for emotional exploration. I offer online and telephone sessions.

I hold a Diploma in counselling and person-centred therapy, passionate about helping individuals navigate life's challenges. Also as an ex nurse, I'm committed to your well-being.

My Approach:

Rooted in person-centred therapy, I prioritise your needs, fostering a non-judgmental, empathetic environment for exploration. Our therapeutic relationship is built on trust and collaboration.

Counselling Services:

Anxiety: Identifying causes, enhancing coping, and building resilience.

Depression: Exploring underlying factors and pursuing emotional well-being.

Grief and Loss (including pets): Supporting your grieving process, honoring your emotions.

Domestic Abuse: Providing confidential, empathetic support and resources to ensure your safety.

Sexual Abuse: Empowering survivors in a safe, confidential space.

Insomnia: Identifying causes and improving sleep quality.

PTSD: Managing and recovering from symptoms, regaining control.

Relationship Issues: Enhancing communication, setting boundaries.

Stress: Developing stress management techniques/coping strategies.

Cultural Issues: Sensitively addressing their impact on your well-being, promoting cultural competence.

Assessments - £65 - Online Telephone

Counselling session: £50 - Online/Telephone

Walk and Talk - £65 - following discussion/ Location

Home visits -  following discussion/Location 

Concession rates  - Criteria based. Online/Telephone 

Bank holiday counselling sessions - £65 - Online/Telephone 

Access therapy from your space, each week, same time and day, confidentiality, and language options (English, Hindi, or Punjabi). Convenience and accessibility are paramount in our journey towards healing and growth.

I'm here to assist you in finding solutions, enhancing your well-being, and achieving a brighter future through our therapeutic journey. Your mental and emotional health is my top priority. 

About me and my therapy practice

I provide counselling services via telephone or online Teams, Google meets or Whatsapp platforms, ensuring convenience and accessibility. Our weekly sessions, scheduled at the same time each week, offer consistency and structure to support your well-being. These sessions are available in English, Hindi, or Punjabi, accommodating your language preferences and promoting effective communication.

As a person-centred therapist, I adhere to the BACP ethical framework, prioritizing your needs, feelings, and self-discovery. I offer a non-judgmental, confidential, and empathetic space where you can freely explore your thoughts and emotions. I believe in the value of collaboration, working together to address your concerns and goals.

To enhance our therapeutic journey, I integrate strategies from Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt therapy. These evidence-based approaches provide additional tools and insights to help you manage and overcome various challenges effectively. Your growth and well-being are at the heart of my counselling practice, and I'm here to support you every step of the way. 

I will be introducing walk and talk therapy soon which can be discussed during assessment stage.

Practice description

Welcome to my counselling practice, where your well-being is my priority. I offer counselling services via telephone and online platforms, providing you with accessible and convenient options. Our weekly sessions are scheduled at the same time each week, promoting consistency and structure in our therapeutic journey.

My practice is multilingual, offering sessions in English, Hindi, or Punjabi, ensuring effective communication and accommodating your language preferences. I understand the importance of language in conveying your thoughts and emotions accurately.

Our therapeutic relationship is built on trust, empathy, and understanding. Together, we will address your concerns and goals, tailoring our sessions to meet your specific needs.

Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, or relationship issues, I am here to support you. Your growth and well-being are central to my counselling practice. I am committed to empowering you to achieve your mental and emotional health goals. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Our collaborative journey toward a brighter and more fulfilling future begins here. 

You can reach out to me by email, telephone, or text. After this first point of call, I will email/text you back, to enquire as to when is the best time to set up a free 15min call, which will be at a time that is convenient and safe for you, to talk. 

If we both agree in moving forward in the therapeutic relationship, I will email a contract for you to look over and sign, and return.

My first session

In our counselling journey, an assessment plays a pivotal role, setting the foundation for our therapeutic relationship. The fee for this initial session, covering both assessment and discussion, is £65 and can be conducted online or via telephone, providing flexibility.

The Importance of the Initial Assessment:

Building a Therapeutic Relationship: It's where we connect, fostering trust, empathy, and understanding. This safe space allows you to share freely.

Understanding Your Unique Needs: I aim to understand your experiences, concerns, and goals to tailor our sessions.

Setting Clear Therapy Goals: We'll discuss your therapeutic goals, setting a clear direction for our work together.

Ensuring Compatibility: You can assess if my counselling style aligns with your preferences.

What to Expect in the Initial Session:

Introduction and Rapport Building: We'll create a non-judgmental, comfortable atmosphere through introductions.

Discussing Your Goals and Concerns: Understanding your reasons for therapy and desired outcomes shapes our journey.

Exploring Your Background and Experiences: Questions may delve into your history and experiences.

Maintaining Strict Confidentiality: Our discussions are strictly confidential, prioritising your privacy.

The Formal Assessment Process: Structured questions and discussions gather information about your well-being.

Contracting: We will go through the counselling agreement if you have any questions, and the importance of setting boundaries for a safe therapeutic space, and how confidentiality is managed.

For ongoing sessions, payment is required 3 days before each scheduled session to maintain consistency.

Your comfort and confidence in the counselling process are my top priorities. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out. I am here to support your emotional well-being and personal growth.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long term sessions, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Punjabi