Sujatha Iyer, MBACP
Empathics provides a warm and inclusive space to explore the profoundly helpful and transformative tools of Counselling, Mindfulness and Meditation.
If you are suffering from anxiety or finding your relationships or home life situation extremely stressful, it can be very helpful to talk about it in a safe, accepting place. I offer a therapeutic space that is warm, open and with awareness. I like to hear and include the ideas/beliefs you might have of therapy and accessing sessions, within our work.
Therapy is a ritual of change and an investment in your greatest asset, yourself. As an Integrative therapist I adapt and integrate different techniques and tailor what best suits you and your presenting issues. I am also a Mindfulness Coach and offer Mindfulness techniques in sessions that include guided meditations and journaling. I highly value a strong therapeutic relationship as central to the process of change. If the process or the way I work does not feel like a good fit for you, I will help refer you to other services that are more suited to your needs.
I have extensive experience of working with clients from a diverse variety of backgrounds, experiencing emotional distress due to depression, anxiety, grief & loss, trauma, low self-esteem, and various other self-destructive patterns. I have supported clients that have presented Multicultural concerns covering a broad range of topics and identities including race, religion, ethnicity, culture and sexual orientation.
I provide you with a safe space in a confidential setting where we can work together to understand and explore your issues and chart a map for resolution so that you can improve your life. You can avail my online services from wherever you are. I work in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Marathi and offer therapy through a range of platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet and SKYPE, making it flexible and accessible.
Care2talk – are a non-funded community service offering support to men, women, and children in the community. Running Change Behaviour Programmes (Domestic Violence Intervention) and Family Intervention Service. I support clients who have who have experienced childhood trauma, sexual abuse, and PTSD.
Eton End Prep School – As a Play Therapist supporting primary school children. I believe that every child is unique and value them as individuals with their own mind, views, and way of seeing the world. I work in a child-centered way, using play, storytelling, creative work, and talk, to help children express their thoughts and feelings in a way that is comfortable and natural for them.
My Ace Story – a Social Enterprise that offers Counselling and Psychotherapy Services and insights into Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). For those who have experienced ACEs, there is a direct link between childhood trauma and a higher risk of adult onset of chronic disease, as well as mental illness, doing time in prison, and work issues, such as absenteeism. To know more, find out your ACEs score here.
Education and Training
Foundation in Integrative Sandplay Therapy, Association of Integrative Sandplay Therapists.
Training for Counsellors and Therapists, The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity.
Level 4 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (trained as an Integrative Counsellor), awarded by Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Counselling Awarding Body (CPCAB)
Mindfulness Teacher and Practitioner, UK College of Mindfulness
Level 2 and Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, awarded by Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Counselling Awarding Body (CPCAB)
Level 5 Associate Diploma in people management and development, CIPD, UK
Bachelor’s Degree in History and Psychology from Bombay University, India
Level 5 Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills, awarded by Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Counselling Awarding Body (CPCAB), September 2023
Level 5 Trauma Informed Advanced Specialist Diploma, awarded by National Counselling Society (NCS), September 2023
Post Qualifying, Level 5 Certificate in Relational Counselling from Relate, Awarding Body (CPCAB), May 2024