Usha Chudasama - UKCP(Accred), MBACP, MNLPt
As your therapist, guide and mentor I am here to actively listen to you, to help you grow and heal. I understand that starting counselling may seem daunting even challenging, but I will work at a pace that suits you so you can see how rewarding and satisfying counselling can be.
I can offer you a safe and confidential space based on consciousness, compassion, respect, and trust. People from all walks of life and backgrounds have come to see me with different issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family issues, stress, low self-esteem, bereavement, loss of meaning and purpose in their lives and much more. Whatever it is you are facing at the moment, you don't need to do it alone. I am here to help and guide you through and show you the path to overcome it.
How I Work
I am committed to help you achieve a lasting change and am trained in a wide range of therapies and can therefore adapt and integrate a combination of approaches to suit your needs and help you achieve your goals.
My approach is based on 4 main factors:
I believe that being able to understand your current situation is an essential tool to feel empowered. When you understand the factors that are contributing to your challenge, it becomes easier to take action and move on and improve your life.
We are often stuck in a rut because it is the way we have always done things, but I would strive to give you advice on alternative strategies, so you don’t have to figure it out all yourself.
With these new strategies, it can take a while to adapt and adjust and I will be there to support you during that change and guide you through any issues.
If it suits you, I can integrate my experiences of life coaching, counselling and psychotherapy because I have learnt that this combination achieves a speedy and effective lasting change. Clients have commented on how quickly they notice a difference. Don't worry, I will not rush you, I always work to a pace.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy
Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Depression
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Level 1
Diploma in Life Coaching
Transformational Teacher – (Teacher Trainer course based on the work of Louise Hay)
BA (Hons.) Education QTS
I have experience of working with adult and children for short term, long term and open ended therapy.
I have worked for a charity in the voluntary sector with adult victims of sexual and domestic abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, financial), female genital mutilation and honour based crimes and young mothers in refuge.
I have worked for the NHS offering short-term CBT therapy to those affected by anxiety and depression related disorders and also adult clients that have complex and co-morbid symptoms and need longer term intervention.
I'm currently working as a school counsellor, I have used therapeutic play and art-based interventions to support children experiencing emotional problems.
UKCP Registered / Accredited
BACP Accredited register membership
Some areas of counselling I can work with
Child related issues
Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
Generalised anxiety disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Passive aggressive behaviour
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
If your condition is not listed, please ask
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
All Adult and Child clients start with a one-off assessment fee:
£90 for a 90 minute Assessment
9am - 4pm - £60
5pm - 7pm - £75
(£10 is extra to above fees for Couples counselling).
flat rate - £120 per session for Saturday's only (these are by appointment and ad hoc only - last appointment 6pm)
If you need to cancel your appointment there will be no fee, provided you do so at least 24 hours in advance otherwise there will be a fee for the missed session.
9am - 7pm
Nearest underground station is South Woodford on the Central line