I consider it a deep privilege to be a therapist, and every relationship I build with a client is unique, personal, and intimate. This relationship is at the heart of therapy, and it will develop and grow over time as we work together.
As an accredited counsellor and member of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I have expertise in bereavement, anxiety, depression and stress, as well as relationship counselling. I use an integrative approach combining Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and other psychotherapies.
I was pondering about what blog to write for the New Year when my daughter reminded me that 2021 also signifies the beginning of a new decade. I’m glad she did as this changed everything. I felt quite excited at the prospect of looking back over the past ten years. My thoughts flew to various places and events; and the people I was with during those memories. Rather than focusing on the end of the decade, which has been discussed, televised, and written about endlessly and has ended up being defined in one word, ‘Covid’ I am going to reflect on the last ten years. This helps me to bring a sense of balance and perspective, while remembering all the joys and privileges life gave me from the nine years prior.
“I just wanted to say a very big thank you to you for helping me come through the other side. Your help, advice, encouragement and belief in me has helped me become even stronger and more confident in my everyday life."
“I would like to thank you for the sessions and time I have spent with you. It has been helpful in so many ways and you are truly a wonderful counsellor. I wish you every success in all your future endeavours, wherever they may take you."
“Thank you for being so kind over the last few months. It has been a great help to me and I miss our Monday chats!"
“I went to Shanthini when I was at one of the lowest points in my life, she has been amazing on my journey with anxiety. I would definitely recommend her to anyone."
“If you are in two minds whether to see this lady or not - don't be! Just book an appointment today! Shanthini is a straight talking, worldly wise woman who will reveal a way forward that you might not have thought possible."
"When I was feeling at my lowest I saw Shanthini. She was very helpful, friendly and easy to talk to. The observations and comments made were insightful and supportive. Perceptions were accurate, helpful and delivered in a very sensitive manner.