|Languages:||English, Hindi, Punjabi|
Seerut K. Chawla
Seerut K. Chawla is an integrative psychotherapist, which means she draws on multiple modalities in her work. The groundwork, and the way in which she relates to her clients is humanistic – this means creating safety in the relationship, as the therapeutic relationship is the basis of the work. It is a safe, and boundaried relationship with the client as the focus. Psychodynamic therapy helps to connect the dots between the past, and how it expresses itself in the here and now. Seerut uses cognitive behavioural therapy to work collaboratively with her clients to manage day to day difficulties, particularly with any issues that might be causing problems.
Seerut trained as psychotherapist after working for many years in the corporate world. She came to the realisation that helping work was something she was drawn to, and following undertaking her own therapy, began her study. She currently works with refugees and clients that have suffered trauma. She has also worked with mature students, and people that were affected by the Grenfell tragedy.
Seerut trained at Roehampton University. She is a BACP registered, ‘trauma-informed’ therapist; this means bringing an understanding of the neurobiological and physiological symptoms that accompany trauma, into the room. This informs her practice, and her integrative and holistic approach. She helps clients integrate the past and past trauma, so that her clients’ can re-engage with their lives with a better understanding of where they have been, who they are now, and where they would like to go.
Seerut works within The Awareness Centre’s NHS Counselling service at a GP surgery in Lambeth. She offers therapy in English, Hindi and Punjabi.