Salina is an experienced integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. She sees adults for short or long-term psychotherapy. She's worked extensively with domestic violence and abuse, and sexual trauma.
Types of therapy I offer
- Integrative psychotherapy/counselling
I can help with...
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
Types of client I see
Languages I speak
- Room 1 at Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, London SE1 7NQ
I am an integrative psychotherapist, which means I can integrate different methods and approaches to best suit your needs.
Integration enables me to work effectively with unfinished business from the past, and with struggles in the here and now, whilst attending to the different dimensions of self-experience.
My therapeutic philosophy is based within the existential and Gestalt realms of therapy. This humanistic way of working highlights the importance of individual purpose and meaning in suffering, and indicates that we each have the ability and choice to live fuller, more meaningful lives through raising awareness of our own processes.
The therapeutic relationship between us is central for this to happen: we must be open to what is brought into the room.
My aim is to facilitate your ability for deeper intimacy, authenticity, satisfaction and complexity so that you can improve your wellbeing, connect better with yourself and your needs whilst enjoying fulfilling, nurturing relationships with others.
I will support you throughout your difficult time, offering an open confidential space with lots of warmth and acceptance. A space that belongs to only you, giving you the opportunity to explore your situation and discover what you need.
As well as working in private practice, I currently offer one-to-one therapy and group support to vulnerable women who have experienced and fled domestic violence as part of the charitable organisation EACH.
I am a 2nd generation British-born woman who hails from Indian heritage. I have always had a genuine care for others and the difficulties people face, so I was compelled to do more.
Celebrating individual difference and empowering people forms a massive part of my values and philosophy.
I understand today’s societal and cultural pressures and expectations that can feel forced upon us, and the challenge in expressing our honest and authentic selves. I believe we all face interpersonal issues of belonging, acceptance and love, and that having the opportunity to be seen, heard and valued holds the key for a better sense of self-identity, self-worth and self-love.
Training and qualifications
My therapeutic training began in 2015 at Birmingham City University where I gained a Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Certificate and Post Graduate Diploma (Level 7) in Integrative Psychotherapy.
This was an intense, emotional journey which allowed me to look closely at myself, my clients and my relationships through long-term psychotherapy and clinical supervision.
My training also includes completing courses in:
- sexual abuse and rape
- childhood and attachment
- suicidal ideation and self-injury
- personality disorders
- mental health
- anxiety and depression
- domestic violence and abuse
- low self-confidence
- low self-esteem
My Master of Science Degree (Level 7) in Integrative Psychotherapy is ongoing.
I started my career studying Psychology at Coventry University in 2005 and went on to volunteer at MIND, the Samaritans, Safeline and CRASAC (Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre).
I am an individual member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA).
I abide by the BACP code of ethics as well as the UPCA ethical guidelines.
I attend regular supervision to ensure ethical obligation to my clients.
Fees and availability
When you contact me we’ll discuss the difficulties you are facing. We’ll arrange time for an initial assessment where we can talk honestly and openly about your expectations of therapy.
If you decide that my support would benefit you, we will plan our sessions accordingly.
- Initial meeting: £65 (50 minutes)
- Psychotherapy session: £65 (50 minutes)
- Skype and telephone sessions: £50 (50 minutes) – contact me for details
- One-to-one sessions: Wednesdays (can be flexible)
I offer lower fees if you’re a student, unemployed or on a low income.