Asha Gello provides a supportive and empathic space where clients can feel heard. She meets the needs of clients who may struggle with English proficiency because she is also fluent in Swahili. She believes that a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is where clients can grow and live more satisfying lives. She provides clients with a person-centred approach where they can process troubling and painful feelings and may express themselves safely. Asha uses an integrative approach which means that she draws on several modalities according to what her clients bring and what they might need most in the session.
With a background in nursing, Asha has experience in working with clients in clinical settings where she was responsible for assisting dentists and calming their patients’ nerves before surgery and procedures. She recognises that when clients are given the right support or information then this has a positive impact for them to maintain autonomy over their lives. Asha supports clients to use tools to manage their emotions in safer and more effective ways particularly when they are struggling or are facing distressing situations. She also specialises in anxiety; childhood and current trauma; anger; relationships and has a keen interest working with domestic abuse/gendered violence and women.
Asha is an integrative counsellor and is registered with the BACP. She works within The Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service in Lambeth. Asha is currently working towards a bachelor’s with honours in integrative counselling.