Mountain Landscape

Parm Sandhu

Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling

Welcome

Thank you for visiting my site, and feel free to explore if you want to know more about me and the therapy.  As an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space from my clinic located in London Islington or online via Zoom

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 can be a fixed number of sessions, usually either 6 or 12 or work on an open-ended basis.  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

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 £60.  However, I offer concessionary rate depending on your finical circumstances and availability.

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I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  This ensures I practice with the high standard that comes with that membership.  

 

Furthermore, my comprehensive training at Regent's University London (MA Psychotherapy and Counselling.  Advanced Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy) means integrating a range of psychotherapy and counselling principles that puts you and the therapy central to the work. At the core of my private practice, I integrate psychodynamic, humanistic, and existential approaches. 

 

Further to my private practice in London and online, I continue to hold an honorary counsellor role at Highbury Counselling Centre (HCC).

 

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 assessment session or you might want some time to consider what you wish to do. 

What happens next? 

If you wish to begin sessions following the initial discussion, you can book weekly fifty-minute sessions, 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 six or 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. 

Covid considerations.


Currently, in-person sessions are now continuing subject to UK Government Covid restrictions. 

When entering the building common areas, it is recommended to wear a face mask, but you can choose to remove your mask in sessions.  Before a session, if you were to show Covid symptoms or test positive, we could have an online session, subject to you feeling well enough. 

Can we work outdoors? (outdoor therapy, aka ecotherapy)

Outdoor therapy has long been a way to hold sessions, and Covid has led to more sessions to include a natural setting such as a park or woodland.  

However, in some instances, sessions are better suited to working indoors or having a mixture by taking place either indoors or outdoors.  This would always be subject to us agreeing on how you feel about working outdoors, in what way you want to work outdoors and if it would support your therapy need.  

 

Following an initial indoor session or online, a typical outdoor session would begin and end in a prearranged location.  During the session, we would head to one particular spot or agreed-upon area. 

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 aims and achieve the best possible outcomes. 

 

Furthermore, my training integrates several other psychotherapy principles, such as Gestalt therapy or internal family systems (IFS).  In this way, your treatment has a bespoke form to meet your psychotherapy need.

 

How much to pay? 
 

  • Standard session fee is £60.
     

  • Concessionary rate is available depending on your finical circumstances and availability. 
     

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

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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