I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists ( UKCP). I am a Full Member of the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA) and I am a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). My private-practice is based in Hampden House, Withington, in South Manchester.
I have been working in the NHS for several years, primarily with adults who struggle with a range of complex mental health difficulties. Before that, I worked in India, my country of origin, for many years. My first formal training in Clinical Psychology and my subsequent work were all based in hospitals that served the needs of the people from economically deprived and socially marginalised backgrounds.
I mainly draw on psychoanalytic and group analytic approaches in my work, but I am also heavily influenced by my experiences across cultures, of migration and by social and economic issues. I strongly believe emotional distress has a historical and social context, and give considerable thought to my clients’ intergenerational and cultural stories as well. I am particularly interested in issues such as difference, belongingness and marginalisation across a range of areas such as race, class, gender, sexuality etc. and believe that it is crucial that issues of power and powerlessness and that of being othered are addressed as central in the relationship in psychotherapy.
I also support the work of training group psychotherapists and clinical psychologists through teaching, supervision and facilitating experiential groups.