Kalpna HiraniTherapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy in Rickmansworth & Online

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Welcome. I’m glad you stopped by. The information below explains more about my practice and how I can help and support you.

I'm a professional and experienced BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist offering in-person sessions in Rickmansworth (Hertfordshire, WD3). Its a short distance from Watford, Ruislip, Northwood and South Buckinghamshire. I offer telephone and video (Online) sessions to those living further afield in London, the rest of UK and abroad.

My goal as a counsellor and psychotherapist is to provide you with a safe and compassionate space where you can get help and support, as you navigate through the challenges of life.

No matter what you’re going through, whether depression, anxiety, or struggling with relationships, past trauma, stress, feelings of isolation or, loneliness, there is hope. It's no fun feeling down or stuck and struggling, not knowing which way to turn. There is a happier person inside you trying to get out and I can help you explore and work through your problems so you can find that person inside you.

Sometimes it just makes sense to reach out for professional help rather than struggling on your own? Contact me today and book a free 15 minutes call! If you don't even try you will never know! You have nothing to loose.

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My name is Kalpna Hirani and I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Rickmansworth (WD3). I have undertaken extensive training and met a high degree of expertise and skills in order to obtain membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have also accumulated many years of experience in client work, to provide you with the best help and support.

My practice is governed by BACP's Ethical Framework, ensuring that I'm committed to making you my primary concern while we are working and that I'm a trustworthy and competent health practitioner, working to professional standards.

I offer a compassionate, non-judgemental, empathic and warm environment to enable you to feel safe enough to express your inner deeper thoughts and feelings. With me, you can be your true self and be honest about how you are really feeling.

My commitment to you is to support you and provide a safe therapeutic space, free of judgement where you can reflect, to empower you to identify and work through your emotional difficulties, and enabling you to find a way forward in life that you feel is right for you. I will ensure that you feel sessions maintain direction and focus, empowering you to review your progress regularly, always holding your autonomy in mind.

My way of working is gentle but sufficiently challenging to help you grow. I work at a pace that suits you, and I offer a space to safely contain what you bring. As your counsellor, I will strive to create a relationship based on equality rather than being ‘in charge’.

These pages will lead you to how I can provide you with a personalised approach, tailored to specifically support you with your emotional wellbeing and personal development. To find out more, please take a look around and read about how I can be of help.

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What I can help with

  • Stress including Work Related Stress
  • Anxiety including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Health and Social anxiety
  • Depression, Low Mood
  • Trauma, including post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD), Complex trauma(C-PTSD), Abuse (physical, sexual and emotional) and Neglect
  • Feelings of sadness, loneliness and isolation
  • Anger management
  • Bereavement
  • Low self esteem and confidence
  • Young people (18+)
  • Relationships
  • Sleep issues

    I am the counsellor people choose when they need help with:
  • Life changes and transitions - We all face difficult life changing events. When these arise, counselling can be an effective way to process your feelings and work through any lingering thoughts and emotions. I can help and support those who have gone through or are going through major life changes such as relationship statues, Illness, loss of purpose, status or responsibility, any challenges that come with relocation or any changes or such adjustment that impacts your life in a significant way.

  • Work related issues - More and more people are finding it challenging to juggle work and home life demands. The situation we find ourselves mean we frequently have to deal with high levels of daily stress, which, not only negatively affects our emotional wellbeing, potentially resulting in anger, irritability, depression, and anxiety, but also our physical wellbeing. Finding ways to lower our stress levels and learning how to cope better is therefore extremely important for our overall health. I can support you with issues such as:
    - Stress and anxiety
    - Change at work
    - The loss of a job
    - Dealing with retirement
    - Career change
    - Redundancy
    - Conflict
    - Burnout
    - Bullying.

  • Personal Development – Perhaps you may be doubting yourself, which is hindering your capabilities and would like to feel more empowered to achieve your full potential. Would you like to simply explore ways to take better care of yourself and live a happy and fulfilled life? I can provide support so you are able to achieve your goals. If you have concerns about any of the issues below which may be preventing you from living a more fulfilled life, get in touch.
    - How you feel about yourself
    - Feeling unworthy
    - Feeling ashamed for not being like how you imagined yourself
    - Self-doubt
    - Self-care, resilience and coping mechanism
    - Feeling judged

  • Expatriate & Cultural Counselling - Are you feeling homesick and struggling, or feeling lonely and isolated? Talking with an experienced counsellor about your reality and your situation can help you find ways of managing emotions and feelings.

  • Stress, anxiety and panic attacks - When we get stuck in the stress response due to feeling unsafe in our environment, it can potentially consume us to the point that we don’t see a way out and we feel engulfed by our anxiety. At times this can manifest as panic attacks. Anxiety can also manifest as OCD or you may be worried about your health and this results to health anxiety. If these issues are affecting your life, counselling can help. I help clients help understand the neurobiology of anxiety to help them understand why they are feeling the way they are, explore tools such as body scan and a variety of relaxation techniques, and help them discover tools that can help by working with them collaboratively so they are able to build a selfcare tool box custom made and unique for them.

  • Depression, loneliness and sleep issues – Are your feelings of sadness and low mood stopping you from leading your normal life and making everything harder to do and seem less worthwhile? Do you feel numb, empty, and that you can't see a way forward? Perhaps you feel isolated, lonely and trapped in your head and unable to talk about how you are truly feeling to anyone around you. Loneliness interferes with sound sleep and can be connected to feeling depressed. Depression is a very lonely and scary place to be stuck in. I can support you in finding your way out of this dark place.

  • Student life - You may be struggling in coping with academic expectations, feeling stressed and anxious or perhaps you are procrastinating. Maybe you feel like an imposter. The purpose of counselling is to support you to make your own choices and decisions and I can help you talk through your problems without judging you. Remember, talking to someone doesn't make you a failure. You can talk to me about anything that is troubling you or causing you emotional/psychological distress to help process your thoughts and emotions, and bring clarity for the way forward.

  • My approach

    I offer a confidential, supportive and respectful space to enable you to explore your emotions and aspects of your life, openly and freely. I will support you to develop your awareness, empowering you to bring about effective change that you feel is right for you, so you can be the best person that you can be.

    As your counsellor, I can provide support in a personalised approach to emotional wellbeing and personal development, by being in tune with how you are feeling and by understanding your experiences. Sometimes it may be some clarity as well as self-compassion that will shift how you feel and respond to yourself. I will support you so that you can see a way forward and work towards a growing sense of inner peace and contentment, with more focus and clarity.

    The basis of my counselling practice is Person Centred which means my approach is non judgemental and I work with integrity, authenticity, empathy and compassion. In addition, I will use my experience and training in many different approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) etc, and I can work creatively to ensure that my approach is flexible and tailored to the needs of each individual. I do not diagnose or categorise. My way of working is based on the idea that each person is an individual so one type of therapy doesn't fit everyone. I taylor my approach to clients rather than expect the client to fit into my approach.

    Format of sessions on offer

    I'm offering face to face / in person sessions and Walk and Talk / Outdoor counselling and psychotherapy in Rickmansworth (WD3 area near Watford) in Hertfordshire. My location is within easy reach of Rickmansworth station, and the M25. It is on the Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire border and also convenient for those in Ruislip, Pinner, Northwood, Watford, Denham, Uxbridge, Chalfont, Sarratt, Amersham and St Albans.

    I normally offer counselling and psychotherapy in person/face to face in Rickmansworth WD3 area, near Watford, Hertfordshire. I'm offering sessions by telephone or online via video meetings for those in the South East London SE1 area and beyond. Fortunately, successful therapy can be delivered remotely and I have been working in this way for some time so you can be in the comfort and safety of your own home without the need to travel.

    Having had BACP approved training for online and telephone counselling, I'm skilled and experienced in the use of live video-based technologies, for counselling practice.

    Many people find online or remote counselling and psychotherapy useful and empowering as they can feel safe and more in control by being in their own physical space. It also allows much more flexibility in booking days and times to support your needs, especially if you are confined at home or have time restraints. Get in touch and I would be pleased to help you and answer any questions you may have.

    As well as offering Counselling and psychotherapy service in South East London SE1 and beyond, I have my private practice in Rickmansworth WD3 near Watford in Hertfordshire and I am also an Anxiety UK approved therapist.

    I have experience of working as a therapist within a private school (RMS) and organisations such as Signpost - an agency in Hertfordshire and Link which falls under Hillingdon council's Early intervention programme, both provide counselling and other support to help children and young people (13-25 years of age) and families.

    Get in touch

    Its not always easy to create change on your own. A little support can help create the change a little faster. You do not have to wait until it gets really bad to ask for the help you need. Whatever issues you are facing, I will strive to work with you and help you find a way forward. Contact me to find out a bit more about how I can help you. If you don't even try you will never know. You can find ways to get in touch on my Contact page, or you can complete Email contact.

    "If you’re struggling with anxiety, you’re not alone. Nearly half (49%) of the UK population have experienced anxiety in the past five years, according to our 2023 Public Perceptions Survey. It’s the UK’s most common mental health problem.. - quote from BACP

    "Trauma is not what happens to us but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathic witness" by Peter Levine

    I am a professional member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP *) BACP This is the largest professional body for counsellors in the UK.

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