I began my career in 2010, 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 (BME) service.
During the course of my training, I have held a placement at North Kent Mind where I have learned to work in Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural therapies as part of my training as an integrative and relational therapist.
I have worked with people looking to explore issues such as Anxiety, Bipolar affective disorder, Depression, Divorce, Grief (current and historical), Historical child sexual abuse, Masculinity, Narcissistic personality, Psychosis, Relationships, Self-harm (current and historical) and Stress.
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.
Subsequently, I’ve spent five years working in NHS acute psychiatric services as part of a multi-disciplinary team alongside community psychiatric nurses, doctors, approved mental health professionals, psychologists and psychiatrists.
At this present time, I am working with young adults with long term complex personality issues as part of a joint HMPPS/NHS service.
I also volunteer time and expertise to Sikh Forgiveness, a UK based NGO that works to address Mental Health stigmatisation in Sikh and Punjabi speaking communities. I co-host and produce the Sikh Forgiveness Podcast which hosts English and Punjabi/Urdu language podcasts for these communities. I was also involved in the production and oversight of the Sikh Forgiveness book Mental Health Ki Hundi Hai? (2020) which is an English and Punjabi translation guide to common mental health issues available in the UK. (The eBook and International version is available on Amazon).
I am bound by the ethics of both the BACP and BPS, and that information can be found on their respective websites.
I am DBS cleared (advanced) and am also trained in first aid response.