|Works with:||Individuals, Couples|
Rahil Virik’s approach centres on looking at the whole of the person, helping clients reconnect with who they are and what they want. He understands how living in society and being part of relationships, can leave people struggling to navigate between conforming to roles, others expectations and their own desires.
Rahil works with clients to create a safe space where they can be seen for who they are, while receiving the empathy and support they need. Working in an integrative style he blends the theories together, aiding the exploration of the clients emotional, physical and spiritual sides.
Rahil uses guidance tools for the client to enable reflection on their past, leaving them with a greater self-awareness to contemplate their present and future. Believing in the client’s potential and desire to grow, Rahil assists the client in accessing their vulnerability, developing their resilience and implementing new changes in their life.
Being Indian and a member of the LGBT+ Community himself, Rahil has first-hand experience of the struggle of existing in the intersection of multiple identities. He places an importance in the value of difference and diversity, as well as social issues within their work. Adapting his approach based on the client’s needs, and investing in supporting the client on their journey. Rahil is particularly interested in working with Gender Identity, Sexuality, Isolation and Loneliness as well as Family and Relationships.
Rahil is counsellor who uses an integrative approach to counselling, drawing from Humanistic and Psychodynamic models. He is a member of the BACP and are currently working towards a diploma in therapeutic counselling. He works on an open-ended basis within The Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service in Wandsworth and offers therapy in Hindi.