It can be daunting or confusing figuring out which counsellor or psychotherapist to choose that will fit your needs best. However, the important thing right now is that you have started the journey of wanting to understand yourself better and bring about the changes you want and need within your life; I am here to embark this journey with you where you are listened to, seen and heard in a professional, confidential but also a comfortable environment. You are not alone.
My name Sidra Chaudry and I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist at Postgraduate Diploma level, where currently I am working towards my master’s level. I work ethically with both British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as well as UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). With my multi-lingual background, other than English I can provide therapy additionally in Swedish, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi which gives you the flexibility to choose which language you feel comfortable expressing in. Therefore, I also offer culturally sensitive and culturally inclusive therapy if needed.
I provide a space where we build on our therapeutic relationship in a confidential and non-judgmental setting where you are free to talk about what you feel the need to bring up. This space is where you are accepted, safe and valued for who you are. There can be times in our life where we find it difficult to put our feelings or concerns into words and therefore need help and support from somebody external. Therefore, we will together explore the issues you raise up where your therapy is tailored toward your needs.
If you have decided to have counselling, the next step would be to arrange a meeting via email or telephone. It is important to highlight that we will start off with an initial meeting where we both can consider and sense if we want to work together, which is important when establishing our therapeutic relationship.