Sukhdev Sembi

Sukhdev Sembi


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07424 727221

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Therapist - Coventry and Online

Coventry and Online CV4
07424 727221
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Mainly Thursday, other days negotiable

About me and my therapy practice

I am an integrative psychotherapist, with the ‘relationship’ at the core of my therapeutic approach. Whilst the relationship we have with our family, friends and work colleagues is important, the most crucial relationship we nurture is the one we have with ourselves. I believe that early childhood experiences can unconsciously shape the adult we become and how we, as individuals, relate to being a part of this world. We may have adopted coping strategies in our early years, that served us well then, but might not be helpful to us in the here and now.

My expertise extends to assisting parents with concerns about their attachment bonds with their children; my aim is to help nurture a sensitively attuned parent-child relationship. I am also interested in exploring issues related to generational oppression and the concept of intersubjectivity. As an Asian woman navigating an ever-evolving landscape, I understand the unique challenges we face. How can we construct a bridge that supports personal growth and independence, while preserving our cultural heritage?

Experience

My professional journey has encompassed various roles, including supporting vulnerable Asian women at the Sahil Project in Coventry, assisting individuals navigating complex bereavement at the Myton Hospice, as well as other mental health organisations.

In addition to my clinical work, I hold the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick, where I am actively involved in teaching and mentoring students on both undergraduate and postgraduate counselling courses.

Qualifications and membership

PhD in Health Sciences – Mums4Mums: Evaluating Telephone-Based Peer-Support for Postnatal Depression

PG Diploma Infant Mental Health

Practice description

I have experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds and am proficient in providing therapeutic dialogues in my mother tongue, Punjabi, and can also extend my services to those who speak Hindi and Urdu.

My therapeutic approach is primarily conducted online, and I have seamlessly integrated this method into my practice. For individuals who may find it challenging to share their thoughts and feelings, the convenience of participating in therapy from their own confidential and secure environment can be a valuable asset. 

How I work

My approach to my work is rooted in offering you a safe and nurturing space to explore your true self – the person you aspire to become. It can be quite challenging to fully embrace your authentic self when external expectations and demands shape your identity. Many individuals may find themselves living their lives without a deep understanding of who they are, why they behave the way they do, or why they encounter difficulties in their relationships.

As a relational attachment-focused integrative psychotherapist, I draw upon the wealth of knowledge and experiences I have gathered over the years to connect with the real you. My ultimate goal is to create an environment where you can uncover unconscious patterns, fostering greater self-awareness and enabling you to live consciously and purposefully.


My first session

My approach to the first session acknowledges the challenges of seeking support, especially if it's a new experience for you. It can be daunting to find someone who can meet both your articulated needs and the unspoken ones.

I extend an invitation to you to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation 30-minute online appointment. This introductory session allows us to connect and see if my therapeutic approach aligns with your expectations and we can establish our working relationship.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Punjabi

Therapist - Coventry and Online

Coventry and Online CV4
07424 727221
Sessions from £80.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Flexible

About me and my therapy practice

Parent Infant Psychotherapist

I am a trained parent-Infant psychotherapist, having worked in charitable organisations for the past eight years. Transitioning to parenthood is a life-changing experience and sometimes it can be helpful to talk about your feelings and anxieties in a safe contained space. Most parents want to be the best parents they can, and I am passionate about helping parents to understand their babies communication, non-verbal cues to promote positive bonding experiences in the parent-infant relationship and to strengthen attachment. 

Therapy can provide a non-judgemental space to explore your experience of becoming a parent - pre, during and after the birth. Sometimes there can be complications such as previous miscarriages, or perhaps a traumatic birth that can get in the way of building a secure attachment with your baby. It can be helpful to find someone to talk to and to explore your attachment concerns to forge a more secure relationship. 

There is no such thing as a perfect parent, my work focuses on being ‘good enough’ (Winnicott).  Supporting the 1001 critical days initiative, I work with parents expecting a baby and with babies up to the age of two years old.  

Experience

My professional journey includes working at the Birmingham Childrens Hospital as an Under Fives Mental Health Link worker and at the Northampton Parent Infant Psychotherapy (Norpip). 

In addition to my clinical work, I was a member of the Warwick Infant and Family Welbeing Unit at the University of Warwick and now hold the position of Assistant Professor, where I am teaching students on both undergraduate and postgraduate counselling courses.

Qualifications and membership

PhD in Health Sciences – Mums4Mums: Evaluating Telephone-Based Peer-Support for Postnatal Depression

PG Diploma Infant Mental Health 

Practice description

I have experience working with mothers and their babies, sometimes fathers too, from diverse backgrounds.

My therapeutic approach is primarily conducted online, and I have seamlessly integrated this method into my practice. For individuals who may find it challenging to share their thoughts and feelings, the convenience of participating in therapy from their own confidential and secure environment can be a valuable asset.

How I work

My approach to my work is rooted in offering you a safe and nurturing space to explore your relationship with your baby – the parent you aspire to become. It can be quite challenging to fully embrace your authentic self when transitioning into parenthood.  

As a relational attachment-focused integrative psychotherapist, I draw upon the wealth of knowledge and experiences I have gathered over the years to connect with the real you. My ultimate goal is to create an environment where you can uncover unconscious patterns, fostering greater self-awareness and enabling you to live consciously and purposefully.

Languages

I am proficient in providing therapeutic dialogues in my mother tongue, Punjabi, and can also extend my services to those who speak Hindi and Urdu.

My first session

My approach to the first session acknowledges the challenges of seeking support, especially if it's a new experience for you. It can be daunting to find someone who can meet both your articulated needs and the unspoken ones.  Becoming  parent can also be a busy time so some targetted support can prove helpful.

I extend an invitation to you to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation 30-minute online appointment. This introductory session allows us to connect and see if my therapeutic approach aligns with your expectations and we can establish our working relationship.

What I can help with

Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Trauma

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Punjabi

Supervisor - Coventry

Coventry CV4
07424 727221
Sessions from £30.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am an integrative psychotherapist, with the ‘relationship’ at the core of my therapeutic approach. 

Please see my main counselling profile on this site.

Practice description

I am currently undertaking clinical supervision training by an accredited UKCP training provider.   My supervision cost includes access to written supervision notes. For trainees the cost includes compliance with all necessary placement and training establishment paperwork.

Supervision rate is £30 per hour during training.  Once I have completed my training, this fee will be increased.

Student supervision will be in accord with the training establishment, placement and BACP requirements.

My first session

I offer an initial 30 minute free session to discuss your supervision needs and for me to answer any questions you may have.

If you then proceed, In our first session we will explore our contract together that I will have previously emailed to you. I provide a supervision preparation sheet if required and the notes I take during our sessions are kept on file confidentially and can be accessed at any time on request.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Punjabi