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Pratima Mathews


Thank you for reaching out, possibly beyond your comfort zone. I realize that it can be a daunting step! It is a pleasure to tell you about myself.

I am a qualified, registered, person-centred counsellor, with a passion to connect with people. Below is a round up of my qualifications, experiences and values.


I have a level-4 diploma in therapeutic counselling. I trained at the North West London Counselling and Training (NWLCT) and specialized in person-centred, psychodynamic and integrative approaches. I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Earlier, in 1993 I obtained a master’s degree in Physics from Nagpur University in India. After working for more than fifteen years, I got an additional qualification in Communications from Bangkok University in Thailand.

Building on my 25+ years of experience as a communications professional, I am on a continual journey to engage with people and enable positive change.

I have worked in multidisciplinary contexts in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Jordan and the UK. Based on these experiences and my language skills in English, Hindi, Urdu, Oriya and basic level Bengali and Thai, I support my clients with a cross-cultural understanding on various presenting issues . I have particular experience of working with anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement, trauma and relationship issues.

Outside of private practice, I work as a therapist with  a charity providing a range of services to homeless people.

I have immense faith in the potential of human beings for healing, wholeness and growth. Whilst there is brokenness in and around us, I firmly believe that these rough edges give us the ability to connect and grow. 

By establishing a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship of openness and trust, I work along with my clients to harness their inner resources for healing and growth. As a registered member of the BACP, all my work is guided by its ethical framework.

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