At time of writing I have completed the clinical element of the course and am currently working on my research thesis, entitled “British-Asian and Bisexual: A study of the male experience,” which is a study focussed on understanding the experience of second and third generation British South-Asians who self-identify as Bisexual.
I also have an undergraduate degree from the University of Roehampton in Psychology.
In addition to this, I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have over seven years of experience working in mental health in various settings.
I began my career working as a support worker with young adults in semi-independent living facilities, followed by working in the third sector with Rethink Mental Illness as a mental health recovery worker for a black and minority ethnic (BAME) service.
Subsequently, I’ve spent five in NHS acute psychiatric services as part of a multi-disciplinary team alongside community psychiatric nurses, doctors, approved mental health professionals, psychologists and psychiatrists.
Under the criteria for the Counselling Psychology doctorate degree, I have worked in NHS primary and secondary care for North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) NHS as an honorary Psychologist both in long term conditions and in a short term (one year) psychodynamic setting for complex trauma.
Clinical areas of interest:
Abuse, Anxiety, BAME experiences, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Identity/Identity issues, LGBTQ experiences, Low confidence, Performance, Psychosis, Relationships, Schizophrenia, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Social justice, Work related stress.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Existential therapy, Goal setting, Humanistic therapy, Life skills, Psychodynamic therapy.