Hi, I’m Aneet Kaur. When you invite me to be your counsellor, you make me a part of your life journey. We’re meeting because something happened. It may be in your present, or it could be hidden more deeply in your story. Whatever the root, it’s affecting your happiness, your relationships, and your sense of self.
It’s something you can’t make sense of alone. So I’m the person you’re asking to hold a mirror up to you. I’ll show you what I see. And together we’ll explore aspects of yourself, explore meaning in what’s happening, and give you the confidence to make changes.
You have this ability in you. But for me to support you to reveal it, we have to build a connection.
Let me begin by sharing with you what shapes me as a counsellor.
How the human mind works fascinates me. It led me to study psychology as an undergraduate at the University of Bedfordshire, and then into an early career working in mental health services across Wiltshire, Avon and Somerset. This experience inspired me to further my training, and in 2012, I qualified as a counsellor.
Since qualification, I’ve worked for the NHS, public sector organisations, charities, colleges, and schools. I’ve provided counselling to individuals going through cancer treatment, young people struggling with self-esteem, individuals suffering with depression, cultural issues, recovery from head injuries, and stress and anxiety on a whole range of scales.
Seeing what a huge difference counselling makes to people’s lives, in so many ways, inspired me. But I was also frustrated by the lack of support for some communities and cultures. For people in the thick of a breakdown or struggling with depression, it can feel like there’s nowhere to go. This is what led me to set up my private practice.