I contacted Urmila through a recommendation from a friend. I had been through a very abusive relationship for years and lost a lot of confidence in myself. I couldn’t even admit this had happened to me before I met Urmila and blamed myself. Urmila’s compassion and her ability to make me feel comfortable about opening up to things, helped me move on with my life and deal with issues I had been burying.
Urmila is compassionate and kind. I felt instantly comfortable talking about experiences not discussed before. The results from my sessions have been life-changing and I’m so grateful to Urmila.
First, let’s get one thing straight: if you’re even considering counselling, you deserve to give it a go. I say this because I know I struggled with my supposed “right” to ask for this help, and oh am I glad I did. Others don’t “deserve” or “need” it any more than you do. Everyone deserves help.I’ve been seeing Urmila for almost a year now (in two sets of about 6 months) and it has been an absolute pleasure to work with her. Her lovely, calmly positive demeanour is very settling. She is always attentive, patient, understanding and, I feel, truly cares. She allows space for things to crop up, and has a great skill of pointing out the details I’m avoiding (consciously or not), or ones of importance that might seem trivial to me. Her ability to draw connections is very helpful, clarifies my thoughts and deepens my understanding. Urmila’s approaches range from the traditional conversational counselling to more subtle or symbolic exercises, using imagery, even things like the choice of what to draw and the colours you used, to explore new aspects of your thoughts (If that’s something you’re open to!). She is very flexible in her methods, and I at least connected very well with her caring nature.
I really enjoy doing therapy with Urmila, she’s an amazing professional and I always enjoy our sessions. She transmits a sense of calm and she is also really intuitive. She constantly helps me to uncover valuable insights about myself which have been opening up space for me to become more whole and to grow as a person.
Urmila is the best counsellor I’ve ever dealt with. She is highly skilled in helping patients deal with trauma and abuse whilst addressing imprinted perceptions of self-hate.Through her approachable demeanour, level headed approachable, soothing voice and empathetic heart, she has given me a safe place to start healing from personal abuse and trauma that previously seemed insurmountable. She has been working with me to take down that wall one brick at a time.I’m very grateful for her counselling services and would highly recommend her to anyone seeking help for abuse, self-hate and turmoil.
Urmila is a kind and empathetic listener, who provides an environment safe from judgement and full of understanding. She offers the perfect balance between asking insightful questions, and just listening to you explore your own feelings.
Thank you so much for all your support and reflection over the past months. You have enabled me to see my world differently - clearer, simpler, happier!I am so very grateful for this and feel like myself again!