Kalpna is an experienced MBACP-registered counsellor. She combines a variety of approaches, and offers short and long-term counselling to adults and young people from different backgrounds with a wide range of issues.
I can help with...
- Ageing and retirement
- Bereavement and loss
- Career coaching
- Coping with chronic ill health or chronic pain
- Cross-cultural relationships
- Educational performance
- Family issues
- Homesickness and expat identity
- Insomnia and sleep problems
- Loneliness and isolation
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Major life changes
- Relationship difficulties
- Social anxiety
- Work-related issues
Types of client I see
- Young people
- Older people
Languages I speak
- Room 601 at Chandlery Cottage, 50 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7QY
Types of therapy I offer
- Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Gestalt psychotherapy
- Therapeutic art
- Therapeutic music
I do not diagnose or categorise. I am more concerned with understanding your experience, and exploring your challenges. Believing that only you are the expert in yourself, my aim is to empower you to make changes that you feel are suited to you and assist you in developing better ways to manage issues and attain the personal growth you’re striving for. The sooner you get help, the faster you can get back to enjoying life.
I provide a non-judgemental, empathic and accessible space to enable you to self-explore. With me, you can be your true self and be honest about how you are really feeling. I offer a supportive environment, being fully present, listening deeply and being respectful.
I will ensure that you feel sessions maintain direction and focus, empowering you to review your progress regularly, always holding your autonomy and beneficence in mind. My way of working is gentle but sufficiently challenging to help you grow.
Who I work with
I work with a diverse group of individuals presenting with a wide range of challenges and issues.
Having had experience of working for many years in the corporate world as an accountant and a management consultant, dealing with change and work-related issues has helped me to gain a deeper understanding of how people struggle with the pressures, stresses and strains that come with these issues and the impact on work and personal life.
Clients who are struggling with all of the above issues will benefit from my experience and the deeper understanding I have of the impact that work-related issues, major life changes and change in their circumstances have had on them.
My experiences of living and working abroad as an expat has provided me with the experience and a greater understanding of challenges people face with relocation and culture-related issues.
In addition to my private practice, I also work at a young people’s counselling service in West London which has provided me insight and experience in counselling teenagers, young people and issues relating to parenting teenagers and children.
I also support individuals with issues relating to personal development issues such as self-belief and empowerment, confidence and self-esteem issues, self-care and fulfilment.
As a counsellor I have helped my clients walk through some of the most painful and stressful times in their lives.
Training, qualifications and experience
My training and experience in many different approaches enables me to bring together elements of different theories and ways of working. This is based on the idea that each person is an individual so one type of therapy doesn’t fit everyone. I therefore offer a highly personalised approach tailored to each individual and my approach is flexible in response to your needs.
I have a diploma in therapeutic counselling and have regular CPD and clinical supervision, all of which has provided me with skills, training and experience in various modalities such as person-centred approach, Gestalt, existential, psychodynamic, CBT and working creatively.
Over the years, I have worked with a wide variety of people dealing with a range of issues.
As part of my practice, I have also:
- facilitated group therapy
- undertaken courses and training in areas such as bereavement (Cruse Bereavement)
- undertaken primary research to investigate employees’ experience of emotional wellbeing in the workplace
I have an enhanced DBS certificate.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (membership number 378560). This is the largest professional body for counsellors in the UK.
Code of ethics
I work within the BACP’s Ethical Framework, which includes regular supervision of my work and a commitment to ongoing professional development.
Fees and availability
- Sessions are weekly and 50 minutes long
- Fees for one-to-one session: from £65 depending on your circumstances
- I offer a discounted rate if you purchase a block of 6 sessions
- I currently have availability on Wednesday mornings in Waterloo, which can be easily reached from both Lambeth North and Waterloo stations
- I also offer online counselling via Skype
To find out how I can help you, take advantage of a 20-minute free phone consultation. You can also use this time to find out if we could work together in a way that will maximise a good outcome for you and check if our availability matches.
Email or call (I will aim to contact you within 24 hours).
I am happy to discuss any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you.