"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending" - C.S. Lewis
Hello, my name is Divya and I am a fully qualified, experienced Humanistic Counsellor based in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire easily accessible from Andover, Basingstoke, Southampton and Winchester .
Counselling and Psychotherapy are clinically proven to help us understand our processes and offer us help to support our mental and emotional well-being.
I draw upon a wide range of therapies including Humanistic, Transactional Analysis, CBT and mindfulness to help you overcome a wide range of issues. I customise therapy in order to meet your specific needs . I believe every person is unique and we will work at your pace.
Sessions can be long term or short term. It's about you and I will ensure that you feel safe, listened to and facilitate the therapeutic space for you to achieve your goals through the process of therapy.
Professional qualifications & experience
- Degree in Humanistic Counselling based (Middlesex University)
- Currently studying for my CTA (equivalent to MSc) at the Berne Institute
- ABC Certificate Course in Counselling Skills,Level 3, Eastleigh College
TA101 ,The Link Centre . Sussex.
Ph.D The Cultural Other in the Writings of D.H Lawrence , Rajasthan University,2003
M.A (English) University of Rajasthan,1995
B.A (English Honours, Psychology Subsidiary) Kanoria Girls College, Rajasthan University Jaipur 1993
St Francis and Park Surgery ,Chandlers Ford
University of Southampton Counselling Service (students and staff)
Yellow Door( Specialist services in Abuse and Domestic Violence)
Options,Shirley -Gambling and Addictions
Own Private Counselling Practice for past 5 years ( Couples work and individual work)
- BACP(British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- HACP( Hampshire Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis)
- I regularly engage in supervision and attend CPDs
- Registered with Information Commissioners Office (ICO) for data protection
- Undergone an enhanced DBS check, enabling me to work with vulnerable adults
- Able to conduct sessions in Hindi
Topics I deal with
- Anxiety and Depression
- Loss and Bereavement
- Childhood and Sexual Abuse
- Cross Cultural and Identity Issues
- Gender, Body image, Eating Disorders
- Issues relating to third culture
- Retirement and Loneliness
- Rape and Trauma
- Relationship Difficulties and career issues
- Stress and Panic
- Intrusive thoughts
I was born and brought up in India and moved to the UK in 2005. My first career was in Academics in a reputable Government College in Rajasthan, India. I moved here with my preschool child and 6 month old baby to join my busy husband. In the process of settling, adapting and integrating within the community I played various volunteer roles in varying setting whilst raising my young family, training and developing my own support network.
I enjoy working with people of all ethnicity and diverse backgrounds and I understand the impact of moving cultures and the challenges and joys it encompasses.
I come with a wealth of life experiences and understand the emotions of sadness, anger, scare and joy. Therapy is a process of healing and change can happen once individuals accept that and take the first step towards a new future.
I regard it as a privilege to work with people, joining them in their life journey and helping them to manage change effectively.
When are you available?
I see clients from Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.
Weekend sessions available on Saturday between 9am to 12pm.
How long do the sessions last?
Individual sessions are 60 minutes and couples sessions are for 70 minutes.
How much do you charge?
Fees are £50 for the individual sessions and 70 pounds for the couples session.
I offer a discounted rate for students and people on lower income for £35.
Who do you work with?
I work with everyone over the age of seventeen.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Individuals should be prepared to commit to regularly weekly sessions.
No fee for cancellations more than 48 hours prior to the session.
Where are you located?
I am located in the Hiltingbury area of Chandlers Ford in a quiet close.
Full details available on request.
Is there a wheel chair Access?
Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access.