Meet the Mind Growth Mastery Team
Whatever you are looking for, we are proud to present our diverse team. We have Qualified Accredited Professionals, able to offer a wide range of different therapeutic modalities; Pre-Accredited Therapists providing CBT or Integrative-Relational Psychotherapeutic Counselling at reduced cost; and a Low-Cost service provided by experienced therapists in training, in partnership with local Charities.
Consultant Therapist, Supervisor & Trainer.
OT, Dip App Psychol, MSc CBT.
BABCP Accredited HCPC Registered
Dr Gurjeet Bansal
HCPC Registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Supervisor.
BSc (Hons), MSc, MBPsS, DPsych
Gurjeet is passionate about providing care to those in need, sensitively helping them work through difficult situations, process traumatic events, and develop into better versions of themselves.
Led by her interest in helping others, Gurjeet practices as a psychologist privately and in the NHS. She has enjoyed working as a Clinical Lead Psychologist, offering supervision, management, and training to staff members, and therapy to people experiencing complex difficulties. Gurjeet has also offered lectures and workshops to large companies and universities, and group therapy for depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. Her area of expertise is in one-to-one person-centred therapy using an integrative approach including CBT, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness.
Gurjeet has also trained in EMDR to offer individuals treatment choice of evidence-based treatment whilst they collaboratively work through difficulties together. She has published research in addictions and sits on the British Psychological Society Committee, offering her experience to help improve ways of working, provide training and expertise and also assistance with organising the annual conference.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist & Supervisor. EMDR Therapist, CBT Integrated Fitness Coach
BSc Psychology, PG Dip CBT.
Bianca has worked in mental health and behavioural therapies since 2009 since achieving her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She started out her career in mental health working as an Assistant Psychologist and then as a Behavioural Therapist working with children and their families. Bianca also qualified as a fitness coach and personal trainer in 2014 before training in CBT and EMDR therapy.
Mental Health First Aid Instructor
BA, Mental Health Trainer. (MHFA England Instructor Member).
MBACP Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist
Nikita is a BACP registered psychotherapeutic counsellor, with degrees in both Integrative-Relational Counselling and Psychology. She has been working in a Mental Health hospital for over 5 years, and also has voluntary experience with Samaritans and Evelina’s Pride.
Nikita has worked in a range of settings, including an NHS GP surgery and community counselling services, which has allowed her to work with a diverse group of individuals. She has vast experience in working with relationship difficulties, anxiety and stress, grief and trauma.
Nikita has a passion for mental health and counselling for a long time and continues to develop her learning and experience through the current work she does. Nikita truly believes in the positive impact of counselling, and has seen the benefit in raising self-awareness and acceptance. She is keen to offer a safe, trusting and non-judgemental space for individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings, in the hope in finding the best way forward for them.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) & Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapist (EMDR).
In addition to CBT & EMDR therapy, Shikainah also trained as a Behavioural Couples Therapist (BCT) under renowned couples therapist Prof Donald Baucom from the University of North Carolina, USA and can work with couples on issues like communication, problem-solving, joint decision-making, and sexual intimacy.
In addition to private practice, Shikainah is also employed by the NHS in a psychological therapies service in South West London. She has worked with diverse groups of clients and has become skilled in creatively designing bespoke interventions whilst keeping to the evidence-based protocols. One of her skills is to look at how best she can help sustain recovery following treatment, looking at clinical issues as well as the wider well-being of clients.
Shikainah describes herself as someone who can quickly put people at ease and passionate about seeing how therapy can enable people to live a life of quality and purpose. Apart from English, I am also fluent in Tamil, Hindi & Urdu and am able to deliver therapies in those languages.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
MBACP, BSc Psychology, PG Dip CBT
Samantha has worked in an NHS GP surgery while training as a cognitive behavioural therapist at the Belfast Cognitive Therapy Centre.
MBACP Registered Counsellor / Therapist
Fariah is a BACP registered psychotherapeutic counsellor. Whilst studying she was a trainee counsellor for the NHS and within a private agency. She gained a first class honours degree in Integrative Relational Counselling at Middlesex university. She has worked in a range of settings and with a diverse range of clients and has experience in working with adult and childhood trauma, grief, identity, family issues, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, abuse and feeling stuck or lost.
Fariah values the importance for her clients to talk in a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space. She has a keen interest in somatic responses and bringing the mind and body together by understanding the conflicts within the unconscious mind. She believes we are all equally valuable and worthy of being heard and understood, and that we all deserve to live a healthy and fulfilling life.
FdSc Humanistic Integrative Degree in Psychotherapy (Integrating Person Centred, Gestalt & Existential Theories).
MBACP Registered Counsellor / Therapist
Juliette works from the belief that all humans have the potential and desire for growth, but that at times, we get stuck. Be it due to circumstances, relationships, trauma, anxiety or depression.
Cognitivie Behavioural Therapist
MSc Clin Psych, PG Dip CBT
Tina is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist pending accreditation since completing her post graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She has experience working in different mental health services since achieving both her Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. She has co-facilitated group therapy sessions using CBT based interventions, focusing on low mood, stress, worry, mild to moderate anxiety and depression.
Her interest in pursuing a career as a CBT therapist stems from first-hand experience of witnessing the benefits CBT can have on an individual’s life. She is trained to offer support via online video call for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy offered by Mind Growth Mastery.
Tina finds that spending her spare time creating her own artwork, cooking and travelling to different countries improves her own mental well-being. She aims to inspire and help individuals understand their own journey with mental health by encouraging them to talk about their thoughts, emotions and feelings.
Lai is a psychotherapeutic counsellor and registered member of the BACP with a first class BA Honours degree in Integrative Relational Counselling. This means she is experienced in taking a clinical approach when combining different theoretical models to best tailor her work with you. In offering you a therapeutic relationship in a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space, she can help you explore your concerns, process your emotions and experiences. In doing so, you may feel heard, supported, less alone and discover for yourself a way forward.
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Trainer
Julie is a qualified relationship counsellor having worked for Relate for a number of years and is studying towards a BA (Hons) degree in Integrative Relationship Counselling. She previously worked for a number of charities in service provision including Samaritans and Breast Cancer Care.
Her voluntary roles include Samaritan’s listening Volunteer and assisting with art therapy for people with learning disabilities.
Counselling has been a passion for Julie ever since she started her own therapy many years ago and found out how it could enhance and change her life. She now feels she is on a never-ending journey of self-improvement and awareness and would like to help others find this for themselves.
Life can be tough and Julie feels that counselling can help us find ways to through the rough times and navigate the rocky paths. It can also lead to a new self-understanding and approach to our relationships. It can help us find a new way of being, even when we are in the latter years of life and struggling with new and ongoing life issues.
Integrative Relational counselling is a talking therapy with the focus of being in relation to self and other and this is used to enhance the working alliance between counsellor and client. The strength of the working alliance is considered to be the key factor in the success of the client’s experience of therapy and enhances the possibility of growth and change.
Karise is a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and wellbeing coach. She is a member of The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN) and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Karise believes in a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, taking into account all of our being – psychological, cultural, physical, social and spiritual.
She understands that experiencing anxiety, low mood, uncertainty, loss and grief are what it is to be human; and that it can be helpful when going through these difficult times to have a confidential, safe space to share your difficulties, concerns or anything that matters to you without the fear of being judged.
She believes that counselling does not need to be accessed solely during times of feeling low and overwhelmed; that it is healthy to have a space where you can discuss how you are feeling, gain a better understanding of yourself and work towards self-improvement and self-development.
Karise works as a Health and Wellbeing Coach within GP Practices in addition to her private practice.
She has nearly ten years of experience working within the NHS in various roles including in cancer care as a Macmillan Cancer Support Worker within a large teaching hospital and in palliative care as a Healthcare Assistant within a hospice.
Prior to qualifying as a counsellor, Karise completed her training in massage, reflexology and reiki.
Areas that Karise has a special interest in working with include:
- Working with individuals from Global Majority backgrounds
- Cultural identity
- Racial and religious marginalisation
- Ancestral/ family systems
BACP Registered Counsellor / Psychotherapist
With 15 years devoted to South London’s diverse communities and a decade working in person-centred corporate roles, Odin treasures the distinct backgrounds, identities and beliefs that define each person. Seeing how closely our mental and physical health are linked, Odin believes in a whole-person approach to well-being that respects both sides. He acknowledges the impact of challenging moments and difficult experiences on us all, aiming to provide a secure and nurturing environment. During difficult times you’ll find support, paving the way for healing and personal growth.
As a compassionate therapist, Odin focuses on supporting individuals through their unique journey of self-discovery. He establishes a welcoming, judgment-free environment, encouraging a comfortable exploration of thoughts and feelings at your preferred pace.
Respecting your individuality and independence, Odin tailors his therapeutic methods to suit your specific needs:
Person-Centred: You lead the way in these sessions. Together, you’ll navigate emotions and encourage personal growth in a way that feels right for you.
Humanistic: Supporting your journey to be your best self. You’ll dive into your experiences and get help to take charge of your thoughts and actions.
Psychodynamic: Explore how past experiences shape present emotions, gaining insight into how they influence your life today with the aim of bringing you understanding and greater choices.
Behavioural: You collaborate and build strategies for handling tough situations or behaviours, fostering positive change together.
Body-Mind Techniques: Using movement and breath exercises to improve mind-body connection, reduce stress, and promote better ways to handle life’s ups and downs.
With substantial experience supporting culturally diverse and LGBTQ+ individuals, Odin creates a safe, understanding environment welcoming diverse identities and backgrounds.
Outside his work, Odin encourages fun and creative activities that uplift mental and physical well-being. Whether it’s through art, travel, inline skating, drumming, or simply spending time with loved ones and pets, he values these as crucial for self-care and mental health.
Chelsea is currently undertaking a degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling and is a student member of the BACP (British association for counselling and psychotherapy). As a student member of the BACP, Chelsea adheres to the BACP Ethical Framework for counselling professions, which outlines the values and principles that guide her counselling practice.
Chelsea’s interest in therapy comes from a profound interest in the human mind, she is driven by a desire to understand the uniqueness individuals carry and how that uniqueness contributes to the way in which the individual views their world.
Chelsea is committed to learning about you, and aims to provide a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment for you to uncover your thoughts, emotions, and feelings. Chelsea holds the belief that the process of therapy is collaborative and will support you in untangling any blocks you may have, enabling growth to happen.
In her spare time Chelsea enjoys spending time with family and friends, going out for walks, creative writing, and music.
Integrative Relational counselling is aimed as a talking therapy with the focus on being in relation with self and others. This means that the therapeutic relationship is an essential ingredient in the work that the therapist and client do together. It is a collaborative form of therapy, involving working together and guided discovery. By drawing on different approaches – person-centred, psychodynamic, gestalt. The counselling relationship is unique to each person, depending on individual needs and personalities.
My name is Ekenna Hutchinson, I am on placement with Mind Growth Mastery.
I am passionate about delivering therapy due to my experience as a mental health nurse.
I have experience with delivering CBT, for people with generalised anxiety disorder, low mood, depression and bulimia nervosa
Through my training I have been learning about social anxiety disorder, health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder.
I have been attending supervision to develop my practice.
I record my sessions so I can take them to the supervision.
And within my second year of the CBT course. I hope to work within hospitals once I’ve graduated.
Free or Low-cost Counselling & CBT
In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work – brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.
– Carol Dweck, 2015