Hi, I'm Pretish

My journey into counselling and psychotherapy started almost ten years ago while teaching secondary science in an inner city school. This challenging environment provided me with valuable skills for working with both children and adults from different backgrounds and it widened my curiosity of how we as beings exist and relate.

I have personally witnessed the immense healing power of therapy and so began my training at The Minster Centre (London). Since then, I have had the pleasure of working with enriching clients from various organisations, such as Terrence Higgins Trust, Place2be and The Minster Centre Low Cost Therapy Service. 

My Approach

I have trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist. This means I work with different modalities based on our relationship and your needs. In my work I honour the relational dimensions of the living world. This includes the physical, emotional, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual aspects of life.

I welcome what ever issue(s) you may bring to therapy, with this in mind I offer both long and short-term work. 

I am able to offer counselling In both English and Gujarati.

My practice is open to all, however I have a keen interest in the following:

Sexuality & Gender

Intercultural issues

Addictions - Particularly Chemsex

HIV

Parental Issues

Learning Difficulties (ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Autism)

Qualifications & Training

MA in Integrative Psychotherapy ( The Minster Centre, 2018)

Diploma in Integrative Counselling (The Minster Centre 2016)

Gestalt Intensive training in Group Work (Gestalt Centre, 2017)

I further develop my skills and knowledge through Continued Professional Development events.

P.G.C.E Secondary Science (Goldsmiths University)

Bsc (Hons) Applied Biology (Kingston University)

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance to the BACP ethical framework.  

http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/

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