Ms Amrit Sagoo

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS16-03987

Location:

Mates in Mind

"When you are in the middle of a story it isn't a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood; like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard powerless to stop it. It's only afterwards that it becomes anything like a story at all. When you are telling it, to yourself or to someone else." M Atwood, 1996.

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Hi, I'm Amrit. I am a qualified and accredited Specialist Counsellor/Psychotherapist with a MA degree in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling attained in 2010. I recently completed a post-graduate certificate in Trauma at the Tavistock and Portman NHS and currently work as a Specialist Counsellor at The Havens, a sexual assault referral centre, at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

I have a safe space for my clients where I sit and really listen to what you need to say (and sometimes to what isn't). My aim is to help you, via a healing therapeutic alliance, to seek clarity; to reclaim your power and sense of control; to re-establish your self-worth and make choices you need to make so that you feel more alive.

I will ask you a few questions if I feel I need to, to help open the session as such. In these session, you would take the lead to explore issues of concern. And I will listen completely with the intention of meeting you in your world and your lived-experience. From my point of view as therapist, I am not trying to “reflect feelings.” I am trying to determine whether my understanding of my client’s inner world is correct — whether I am seeing it as he or she is experiencing it at this moment. You don’t need to have a list or an agenda for the first session or for any sessions with me for that matter. Having worked with many clients I have complete faith that all that needs to be talked about and looked at, will come to the surface naturally and ask for the attention it deserves. So don’t worry about expectations for your first session. Just turn up. At the first session we will decide how we will work together i.e. number of sessions, frequency i.e. weekly or fortnightly etc.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    PTSD Trauma and Beyond: The Essentials
    With Dr. Heather Sequira and approved by the British Psychological Society
    2017

    Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery
    Organised by Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors
    2017

    Postgraduate Certificate in Psychoanalytic Understanding of Trauma
    Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust
    2016 to 2017

    MA in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling
    Middlesex University
    2007 - 2010

    Somatic Trauma Therapy
    Babette Rothschild
    2012

    BA (Hons) in Philosophy
    Birkbeck University
    2003 to 2007

    My experience as a therapist has included clinical work within the prison service, detention centres, refugees, women and girls (gender based violence) and hospitals.

    My current and previous clinical experiences:

    King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    The Havens, a sexual assault referral centre
    2017 to present

    Health Assured UK (Employee Assistance Programme)
    2015 to present

    Mind, Wandsworth and Westminster
    2015 to 2016

    Detention Action
    2013 to 2014

    HMP Pentonville
    2011 to 2013

    Homerton University Hospital (sexual health)
    2011 to 2012

    Terrence Higgins Trust
    2010 to 2011

    West London Centre for Counselling
    2008 to 2010

    Women and Girls' Network
    2007 to 2009
  • What I can help with
    • Anxiety
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Depression
    • Mindfulness
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
  • Languages Spoken
    • Malay
    • English
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