I am a fully qualified and accredited Psychotherapist offering Counselling and Psychotherapy on a one to one basis to young people and adults, either Face-to-Face, Video Call or Telephone.
I work collaboratively with clients in a safe, reflective and non-judgemental manner.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I have training in a vast range of approaches. Fundamentally, I believe it is the relationship that a therapist and client create together within their sessions that can lead to great self-exploration and ultimately change in one's life.
As an accredited member of The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a registered member of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I abide by UKCP's and BACP's Code of Ethics and Practice. In line with such codes, I undergo regular supervision with a registered professional to ensure ethical practice.
The following list is not exhaustive and serves only to give a brief outline of my clinical experience:
BEREAVEMENT AND LOSS
OBESSEIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDERS
Clinical Places of Work
Daljinder Bal Counselling - SE and SW London - Psychotherapist in Private Practice
The HealthMatters Group (including The WeightMatters, EmotionMatters and NutritionalMatters Practices) - London - Associate Psychotherapist
Previous Clinical Experience
The Eaves Counselling & Psychological Services - Remote & Surrey - Psychotherapist for Private clients, NHS IAPT clients & EAP clients
Depaul (Alone in London) - Highbury & Islington - Young Person's Counsellor
Prison Advice and Care Trust - Surrey - Family Support Worker
Qualifications & Training
Southampton Solent University:
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Regent's University London (formerly known as Regent's College):
Foundation Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy
MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
UKCP Registered 2011166682 &
BACP Registered Member (MBACP) no. 159523
What is Counselling?
Counselling is sometimes referred to as Talking Therapy or Psychotherapy.
It aims to provide professional support and guidance to help clients resolve any personal and psychological difficulties, either from their past or current life circumstances. A counsellor or psychotherapist is trained to listen without making any judgments. They work in a safe and confidential environment to work alongside clients and to empower them. Although counsellors and psychotherapists are not able to give advice and sessions may not be a quick fix, they can provide psychoeducation, coping tools and techniques in order for clients to manange difficulties, to create change and lead more fulfilling lives.
As human beings, I believe we all can come to a time where we feel stuck, confused and overwhelmed. We may find ourself having nowhere to turn to. Counselling can be one way where we can start to untangle that confusion, upset or hurt. It can be a place to learn things about ourselves and start to explore new things we hadn't even considered. Initially, it can be a difficult process to engage yourself in but over time you can reap a lot of benefits, be it in your personal life, your career and in your relationships. Just the process of talking things through with someone who has no preconceived ideas about you can be healing.
Process of Counselling/Therapy
I always offer an initial or preliminary session to clients who are thinking of starting counselling or therapy. This initial session acts as an assessment, giving both the client and myself a chance to meet and discuss what brings the client in to therapy and whether they could work well together, without any other obligation. If we agree to work with one another, we will then arrange a time and day to commence with therapy. Therapy takes place once a week and will be on the same day, at the same time (unless otherwise arranged). This weekly meeting with a therapist is usually referred to as a session, which lasts 50 minutes. The duration of counselling/therapy is up to the client, short-term therapy can be anything between 6-12 sessions, which may involve working with something very specific in one's life, whereas long-term therapy can last longer, working with more complex issues.
Anything a client shares in sessions with their therapist is kept confidential, unless it is deemed that they are at risk of harm to self or others. It is only then that confidentiality may be breached. The client will always be notified before this occurs.
Fees and Insurance Cover
Sessions are £70 each. Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer prior to each session.
I am also recognised by Aviva, AXA and VitalityHealth Health Care Insurance providers.
If you find that I may be some help to you, please feel free to contact me either by email, text or a telephone call. I would be happy to discuss any questions you may have about counselling and psychotherapy.