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Parm Sandhu
Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling

Welcome

Thank you for visiting my site, and feel free to explore if you want to know more the therapy I offer.  As an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space from my clinic located in Islington or by Finsbury Park station.

I appreciate that choosing the right therapist for you is an essential first step, and you may know what you wish to explore, understand and heal.  However, it could be that you feel uncertain about the exact issue, or there are several issues.  Still, you do feel that something is not working for your day-to-day wellbeing.  

The therapy is usually open-ended and once a week.  However, you may also want a limited number of sessions where I can offer you either 6 or 12 sessions.  Importantly, our time together offers you a space to be you, and gain clarity to navigate various issues, including:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression / low-mood

  • Family or relationship issues

  • Work stress

  • Cultural issues

  • Trauma

  • Environmental stress

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If you are ready to take the first step and want to schedule a free 15 minute discussion by phone or Zoom, please click the 'bookings' button below, enter a few details and then pick an available date/time to talk.  Alternatively, you can send me an email by clicking the 'contact me' button below, and I will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours. 

 

The first session/assessment and ongoing sessions are £65.  Currently, I have availability coming up in September 2022 in Angel on a Friday or Finsbury Park on Wednesday or Thursday.

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What happens first?
 

Your therapy begins when you book an initial online or phone discussion to discover what you need, the options you have, outline the therapy process and answer any  other questions.  Following the initial discussion there is no obligation to have a first session or you might want some time to consider what you wish to do. 

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What happens next? 

If you wish to begin sessions following the initial discussion, we can have a weekly fifty-minute session for a fixed period or on an open-ended basis.  If working on an open-ended basis, I typically recommend we evaluate the therapy every twelve sessions to assess  how you feel therapy is working for you. 

What if I am uncertain about what I want from therapy? 

On occasion, you may not be entirely sure of your specific psychotherapy needs.  However, you feel something does not feel right or you only broadly know what the issue is, or there are many issues.

 

Any of these situations are not uncommon.  In this case, I usually suggest that we use the initial discussion and the first few sessions to let me know a bit about yourself, your background, and what is presently going on in your life that is effecting your wellbeing.  I find that this approach often begins to discover more specific aims for your therapy. 

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Covid considerations.


Currently, in-person sessions are now back.  If you were positive with Covid and are well enough to attend a session, we can do so via Zoom. 

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What integrative psychotherapy approach can you expect?

Rest assured you do not need to have an in-depth knowledge of psychotherapy or counselling in order to benefit. 

 

Overall, I draw upon principles from psychodynamic, humanistic and existential practices.  In doing so, I tailor these three core approaches to suit your therapy need. 

 

Furthermore, the core elements integrate several other psychotherapy principles, such as Gestalt, internal family systems (IFS) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), a researched approach involving self-applied bilateral stimulation on specific body acupressure points. EFT is commonly used in working with trauma or negative opinions and beliefs about oneself. 

How much to pay? 
 

  • The standard session fee is £65. 

  • Payments can be made using PayPal, Bitcoin or bank transfer

  • My current availability in Angel on a Friday and in Finsbury Park on Wednesday or Thursday.

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Please note that I do not offer emergency services, and I may not be able to get back to you immediately.  If you need to talk to someone urgently, please consider contacting your GP, or support services such as the Samaritans on 116-123 or visit www.samaritans.org

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