Reena Purewal

Reena Purewal

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Mickleover

Mickleover DE3
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

You don't have to do it alone:

Have you been feeling lonely? lost? empty? stuck? questioning what is ‘wrong’ with you? 

It is not always possible to turn to family or friends for support, where sometimes our difficulties involve these very people.

I am here and ready to help.

A little about me:

I am a qualified psychotherapist. I run my own private psychotherapy and counselling practice. I have been affiliated with bereavement charity '2 Wish Upon A Star', and a handful of employers in offering their employment assistance programme.

I have a psychology degree and am also a qualified social worker, having worked in the social care field for several years.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and have full clinical membership with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). As such, I am bound by their ethical frameworks for good practice.

A little about the way I work:

I work with adults on a one to one basis, offering short-term counselling to long-term psychotherapy. 

Counselling tends to be a shorter-term process that is focused on problem-solving around a specific issue. 

Psychotherapy is a longer-term process which involves going backwards to go forwards; namely exploring the here and now impact of your childhood experiences.

I commonly work with childhood/developmental trauma, loss, life transitions,  depression, anxiety, and cultural issues.

Our work will be a dynamic process, created between the two of us. Generally speaking, my approach is to play an active part; where I ask questions, reflect, share theory and challenge where relevant. You will also be required to be active in your change process. 

Practice description

I am currently offering online and telephone sessions, with a view to resuming in-person work also in the near future in the Derbyshire area.

My fees are £50 for a 1 hour session (whether via telephone, online, or in-person).

My first session

Reaching out can feel daunting. As someone who has experienced personal therapy, I know the feeling well.

I presently offer a free half hour mutual assessment session over the telephone. This is to both enable me to get a summary of your current circumstances and needs, and for you to get a sense of whether I am the sort of person you want to work with.

During the telephone consultation, I will ask you questions including;

-What has led you to making contact with me?

-What your present health is like, e.g. have experienced any recent changes to your sleep or appetite?

-What is it you want to get out of the experience?

This is also a chance for you to ask me anything you need to, such about the approach I use, and/or the therapy experience.

There are a few possible outcomes after the consultation; either we decide we are not well suited to work together and for you to try someone else, or we continue and you book a session with me.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Loss, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

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