I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I established Inner Calms in 2014, prior to this my passion to support others in their wellbeing journey started as an Aromatherapist in 2008. While working as a Holistic Therapist, it soon becomes apparent how our physical health is connected to our mental and emotional wellbeing, where one state can highly influence the other. This lead me to pursue a career in mental health, from where I graduated with a BA Hons in Counselling and Psychology in Community Settings. I then went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and now have a established private counselling practice in Manchester.
I apply a Person Centered Approach in my work. I believe, people do not need fixing, they need healing. When my clients come to see me, I offer them a therapeutic and safe space, where they can explore their feelings, unhelpful thought patterns and any distress they may be experiencing. I support and empower my clients to bring upon positive and lasting changes in their life, by enabling them towards achieving a state of inner peace (sukoon).
Alongside this, I have over 10 years of experience working within the mental health sector and currently work as a Wellbeing Senior Practitioner for a mental health charity in Oldham and across various GP surgeries, offering sessions on coping skills for anxiety, depression, stress management and self-esteem issues. My career started as a volunteer in a Domestic Violence Organisation, working with vulnerable females affected by mental, emotional and physical abuse. I also work intensively as a group facilitator with South Asian Women, where I have gained in-depth knowledge and insight on the mental health needs of Minority Ethnic Groups.