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Kings Cross (Central London)
UKCP Number 2011171572Online / Telephone Sessions Offered
Chanchala Patra: Therapy in Central London
Seeking help and finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. Congratulation on taking the first step on your therapeutic journey.
I aim to create a safe space to support your journey at a pace that feels right for you. I am passionate about working holistically and connecting with both the mind and body. I work using a Core Process Psychotherapeutic (CPP) model to adapt to the individual needs of my clients. CPP is an integrative approach that draws on various western domains, including psychodynamic, humanistic and existential, as well as eastern practices, such as mindfulness. Bringing mindfulness, a sense of spaciousness and non-judgement, to what is enquired into, can allow a gentler way of meeting what arises.
CPP emphasises the relationship between the client and the therapist. As Gabor Mate notes: we “don’t get traumatised because we get hurt, we get traumatised because we are alone with the hurt”. By working relationally, the therapist and client engage in a joint healing process which becomes the grounds for further enquiry.
I believe therapy also offers an opportunity to reconnect to the inherent wellness and health within us that is sometimes obscured by our experiences and conditionings. Reconnecting to this core health and knowing what the true self wants can help loosen old patterns and create a sense of empowerment.
My background and interests
I am a qualified therapist registered with UKCP. I have drawn from over 12 years experience in the mental health field supporting clients with a variety of needs. I hold a BSc (hons) degree in Psychology, a MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology, and a MA in Mindfulness Based Core process psychotherapy. Having noticed the impact of birth experiences in client work, I have also pursued a specialised training on “Prenatal and Birth Experience and lifelong influences”.
I enjoy working alongside my clients in developing skills to communicate their needs and regulate strong emotions. Throughout my experience, I have seen how much change, healing and opportunity can come out of difficulty and enjoy holding this potential with my clients. Working closely with people from different backgrounds, ethnicities and spectrums, I advocate and celebrate all differences— working with both the difficulty and joy in this area.
I have experience with a range of areas including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, bullying, abuse, dissociation, pre and perinatal psychology, disordered eating, sexuality, race, shame, low self-esteem, self-harm, family dynamics, relationships, communication issues, dreams, shadow material, spirituality, existential issues and life goals or purpose.
I offer both long and short term therapy in English. I offer a free initial session, online or face-to-face, to get a feel of how it would be to work with me and to see if we are the right fit. If we choose to continue, sessions are 60 minutes. I offer a number of limited concessionary rates according to circumstance, please inquire to request this. I look forward to hearing from you.