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Rushna Patel understands that every individual will experience the world in their own unique way. She believes that our past difficulties can influence and play a role in our present day experiences and aims to explore this with her clients. She supports her clients by using a non-directive and integrative approach to counselling, in which she draws upon different aspects of the Psychodynamic and Person Centred theories, enabling the counselling process to cater to the whole of the individual. Rushna provides a warm, safe and non-judgemental space for clients to share their feelings and thoughts out loud, and can work with culturally sensitive and diverse issues. She believes in trust, openness and confidentiality in the counselling relationship and strives for each individual to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, empowering them to grow as a person and live a fuller and happier life.
Rushna worked in the oil and finance industry for 10 years before starting her journey into counselling, and so is able to understand the extreme pressures and experiences people can be exposed to in the workplace and its effects in their personal lives. Coming from an ethnic background, Rushna identifies with how challenging it can be to speak openly about mental health in certain cultures and recognises the difficulties this can impose.
Rushna is an Integrative Counsellor working towards her Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling with the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). She is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP) and works alongside the BACP ethical framework. She works as a trainee counsellor within The Awareness Centre’s Low Cost Counselling Service in Clapham.