“EK” in Gurmukhi means “One.”
Integration of the Soul, Mind and Body means we’re able to reach a more fulfilled state and way of living.
How does Oneness come into therapy? My approach is about recognising that the Soul, Mind and Body are all crucial for a person to feel wholesome, connected, grounded and safe.
The Soul holds healing potential but is often missed from Western Psychotherapy models. Some may call it their 'gut' or 'intuition' - we all have it, but may struggle to fully access it. You don't need to be 'religious' to feel connected to deeper layers of yourself or benefit from a space that is full of empathy, warmth and understanding.
Oneness is the very core of EK Therapy.
EK Therapy considers that you hold the Divine Light and potential to heal and flourish inside of you. I recognise that my place in your therapeutic journey is to whisper encouragement, gently challenge, establish safety and provide endless compassion. Therefore, EK Therapy’s approach is about Serving; the space I hold for you is in the Service and processing of your story. I hope that the stories you uncover and create, feel heard and seen by me.
Therapy can be for anyone
People come to therapy for all kinds of reasons. This can include anything from experiencing a bereavement or bullying to struggling with your Mental Health or coping with a difficult period of your life. Therapy can truly be for anybody willing to learn more about themselves, even with all of the resistances that come with that.
We can discuss your reasons for wanting therapy in your free consultation call then more in-depth during an assessment session. From there, you may decide that I'm the right therapist for you and we can arrange some sessions together.
My therapeutic approach is adaptable and playful
Sikh Beliefs or 'Gurmat', which views the child-caregiver relationship as an extension of the Soul and Guru, much like Attachment Theories.
Relationality, which is about the connection to the self and others, and how these influence our everyday behaviour and thinking.
Anti-Oppressive and Trauma-Informed Practice, which values your story as well as your symptoms. Rather than simply trying to “fix” your behaviour, we can work to understand it better.
I hope we can build a therapy space that feels safe for you to bring your anxieties, fears, laughter and conflicts – a space where all parts of you are welcome and seen.
Please note that the below fees are for virtual sessions and fees may vary for face-to-face therapy.
15 Minutes via Zoom
Follow Up Consultation
50 Minutes via Zoom
Dyadic Drama Therapy: Dyadic Drama Therapy focuses on the relationship between the child-caregiver and includes both within the therapeutic process. The assessment process varies for this form of therapy, so please contact me directly to discuss your needs.
Consultations can be made by professionals, schools, parents or carers with concerns surrounding a child's wellbeing. This is not a crisis support service or as a means to replace localised Mental Health Services, but to help individuals or organisations think about how a child or young person can be supported and what routes can be considered.
For example: A child or young person’s presentation in school may shift from appearing active and engaged to disruptive and unfocused. Your organisation may at this point recognise this shift in the child or young person’s behaviour, however, the method or approaches implemented to explore this with has not been effective.
Consultations consist of advice and support from myself by recognising how a child or young person's emotional needs may present through difficult behaviours. It may be that the child or young person has recently received a diagnosis of learning or neurodevelopment needs but does not meet threshold for specialised support plans; they could be experiencing some difficulties within the family home; struggling with their identity and/or finding school difficult. There is no set criteria as to who can access a consultation. Consultations are not limited to the above; they may act as a space to reflect upon parenting or care approaches.
For example: The child or young person could be displaying behaviour that is becoming more apparent and labelled as “attention-seeking.” After I consult with you, it may emerge that the child is experiencing feeling a little neglected from the family network because their sibling seems to gain more praise and ‘always do things right.’ The child or young person feels their sibling is smarter or more talented than them. In addition to this, there are some issues with finances in the home that is causing the parents stress and arguments.
During consultation, I will support you with identifying the child or young person’s needs and provide you with relevant information and resources for you to implement. I may make recommendations, signpost or refer the child young person to specific services.
For example: The child or young person may benefit from joining a local youth group to take their mind off the family’s financial situation. A referral to Early Help could be made to support the family with budgeting and finance plans, and some training and resources could offered to the parents with strategies to help the child or young person feel that they are being noticed. The strategies may offer praise, elevate the confidence of the child or young person and allow them to connect with their parent in a new way.
Prior to consultation, I will invite you and if relevant, the child or young person to a 90 minute assessment session to gain as much information about the child or young person’s life. This will allow us in the consultation to problem-solve together and think about new ways to approach their care through systemic and person-centred strategies by creating an individualised care plan.
A consultation with me could be helpful if:
The child or young person is facing some personal and relational issues regarding their identity, for example a Sikh Child struggling wanting to keep their hair, but struggling to practice this.
The child or young person finds it challenging to respond to discipline or you require some support with your approach to their needs.
You are a parent, foster carer or professional caring/supporting a child or young person, for example a caring for a child or a different ethnic background or faith to you.
You are an organisation, institution or individual with a duty of care towards a child or young person with concerns surrounding their wellbeing.
You are unsure of what route to go down to support the child or young person; faith is important to you/the child or young person, but you have felt this has not been considered through local services; you have some concerns about the child or young person's presentation and feel discussing this with a Sikh/female/South Asian Mental Heath Professional offers a more relatable approach.
Fees for consultation can vary between £80-£300 depending on your requirements.