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Gayathri Rajaraman (M.Sc, MBACP, COSCA Regd.)
Therapistgayathri@gmail.com
07541 520 035

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About Me

Hello and Welcome!

I am Gayathri, I am part of Think Feel Talk. My passion is helping people harness their own power and potential to lead a more meaningful life.

My Work Philosophy

 

In my practice as a person-centred therapist, my philosophy is to consider and centre you as the experiencer, astute observer and active driver of your own life. For example, I believe that when you feel the life you have been living is causing you to experience discomfort, confusion, frustration, sadness and any other emotions, you may make a conscious choice to change it for yourself. One of the steps you may consider is choosing to have a space where you can think aloud, feel openly and talk freely. This is why the counselling practice I am part of is called “Think Feel Talk”.

My role as a therapist is to create a space where openness, impartiality, safety, stability, trustworthiness, and confidentiality are prioritised. A space where you feel your thoughts are allowed to be aloud without restriction and your feelings and emotions can have an expression.

 

How I Work

Non-Directive - Person - Centred Approach 

I believe that you as a client know best what hurts and that you have within you the capacity to begin your healing. I am, as a therapist is, trained to facilitate this process to unfold in a safe manner. To facilitate this process, I strive to create the environment with these qualities:

  • Unconditional positive regard - A deep acceptance of You.

  • Empathy - A willingness to understand You.

  • Congruence - A commitment to being genuine in our relationship with You.

These distinctive qualities, offered professionally and consistently, in a safe, supportive and challenging/reflective therapeutic environment has the benefit of causing change. 

Directive - Motivational Interviewing Style Approach

I use Motivational Interviewing (MI) to guide clients who require more goal-oriented approach towards change. For example, for presenting issues such as Addiction, Depression and Lack of motivation MI is proved to be beneficial.

  • Directive - This is a guiding style communication that follows your own motivation for change. 

  • Client's Autonomy - This style focusses on empowering you by focussing on your own capacity and importance for change. 

  • Therapist way of being - The process is facilitated by the therapist remaining respectful and curious of your process of change. 

Who/What I Work With

 

I work with clients who are 16 years and above with varied presenting issues that are caused by upsetting life events or significant life changes. This list below is not exhaustive. If you have an issue that is not listed below, please get in touch to check further.

 

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Addiction

  • Depression

  • Social withdrawal

  • Bereavement and Grief

  • Gender Based Violence (GBV)

  • Difficulties in regulating emotions

  • Feelings of  stress, overwhelm, hopelessness, low self-esteem

  • Mental health condition caused by a chronic illness, job loss, relocation, child birth, etc.,

What I Offer

I offer both open-ended and short-term, brief/solution focussed therapy.

Available on Tuesdays & Wednesdays  (face-to-face, online)

I charge £50 for an appointment. 

 

Next Steps

 

If you are interested, please get in touch to book an appointment.

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