Menaka Thiru

Counselor/Therapist, Accredited Registrant Member of The National Counselling Society, Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
 therapist: Menaka Thiru,
Online in United Kingdom
I see counselling as a transformative journey that can positively change and shape the way you both see and experience yourself and furthermore relate to others. I am an experienced and dedicated counsellor of 11 years' standing and I work with a range of issues and welcome a diversity of clients. We work together so you can find relief from emotional distress, build self-awareness and access inner resources with the ultimate aim of improving your overall quality of life . The counselling process is a rich opportunity to constructively evolve and increase your personal choice and freedom. It promotes fresh insights about yourself, the people and the circumstances of your life, thereby offering you a pathway to nourishing experiences both in and outside the counselling roorm. Over the years I have practised as a counsellor I have consistently established supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationships with a diverse range of individuals, each with their unique story characterised by their particular circumstances and challenges.

Client Focus

Session Format: Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Young Adult
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic
Approach Description: I draw on humanistic and psychodynamic principles.

Education & Credentials

Menaka Thiru Accredited Registrant Member of The National Counselling Society, Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Female
  • License # Accredited Registrant Member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society
  • Licensed in UK
  • Practicing Since 2013
Education: I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. My academic qualifications include a BA(Hons) in Modern Iberian and Latin American Regional Studies from University College, University of London and an MPhil in Latina American Studies from the University of Cambridge.

Finances

Fees
  • Average Session Fee I offer a free 15 min introductory session. After that each 50 minute session costs £55.
Insurance
  • Out of Network
  • I do not accept.

Menaka Thiru Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available Online for residents of United Kingdom
  • Online Therapy Details: Zoom
Menaka Thiru Practice Description
HOW I WORK WITH YOU I aim to create online a safe, non-judgemental space where you can feel you and your life really matter. You address whatever is on your mind or heart at your own pace. I work integratively, drawing on both humanistic and psychodynamic principles. I offer both short-term and open-ended counselling. Each session last 50 minutes. Making the first step towards counselling can feel daunting. Rest assured I offer a warm welcome. If after reading my profile you feel you wish to make contact please do so. EXPERIENCE: I worked as a volunteer counsellor for children and young people aged 11-18 at a Cambridgeshire secondary school between 2012 and 2016. I counselled many adults between May 2015 and and 2019 for a Cambridgeshire based organisation named Sky Blue. I worked as a voluntary counsellor for adults between November 2018 and September 2019 for the mental health charity Mind Cambridgeshire Peterborough and South Lincolnshire. I have counselled individual adults for a broad range of concerns, in private practice, since December 2017. I have been counselling university students online since April 2022. . Moreover, I have more recently drawn on my knowledge of mental health to mentor university students both online and in-person in my capacity as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor. CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I take a very active interest in Continuing Professional Development for counsellors and psychotherapists and am always eager to expand my theoretical knowledge and clinical skills so that I can improve my service to clients. With this aim in mind I regularly attend a variety of study days, conferences and workshops and also read widely.

Practice Overview

Available online
11 Years Experience
Individual

Office Hours

Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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