What's it like to work with Sashi?

The following are some comments with those that I have worked with, past and present, to give you a sense of what working with me is like...

How do you experience Sashi as a Counsellor/Coach?

From my first meeting with Sashi I knew that he was empathetic, supportive and calming. Sashi has shown this empathy throughout our engagement. He is truly a compassionate person. Sashi remembers our conversations. He remembers the names of the family around me, my interests, experience etc., and makes our sessions feel like talking with someone who has known me for a long time. Sashi goes above and beyond, not only in making himself available for our sessions, but he takes time to regularly message and check in with words of support. He is truly unique in this regard.

C, November 2023

From the moment I started my sessions with Sashi – I felt comfortable talking to him about anything and well supported. Compared to other therapists, I felt safe to talk honestly with him and felt properly heard. He helped me work through different challenges I was facing in life, always giving me actionable takeaways as well. I have learned a lot about myself and I feel like I have grown a lot. Sashi is very empathetic and understanding. He always listens and you feel supported no matter what the topic is.

J, December 2023

Working with Sashi was an extraordinary experience. My circumstances were far beyond the ordinary and I had little hope that anyone would be able to help me. But with his kind, compassionate and professional way, he was able to help me navigate through depression, despair, anger and burnout. Not only did he help me gain tools to overcome and manage difficult emotions but to detangle difficult concepts and thoughts and regain clarity and focus. For me, Sashi was a lifeline I could hold on to and I will go back to him anytime in the future, if I need help again.

E, May 2024

Overall, my experience with Sashi has been incredibly positive, I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking support and understanding on their mental health journey.

I began therapy with a lot of conflicting emotions and some really big family conflicts that were making life a real struggle. Finding Sashi was truly amazing as our work together felt very natural straight off the bat. Initially, I didn't have high expectations of therapy, especially coming from a Middle Eastern background where seeking help for mental health isn't commonly embraced. However, I very quickly realised how beneficial it was speaking to Sashi. His empathy and active listening skills create a space where I feel comfortable opening up about my deepest struggles. Despite my initial scepticism, I found myself feeling more and more like myself as the weight of life became lighter with each session.

The atmosphere of our sessions is casual, friendly, and informal, yet I always feel safe and confident and that I am speaking to a professional. Sashi has tons of empathy and very quickly is able to understand so much about complex situations! He has helped me to navigate some ugly situations and I can confidently say that speaking to him has been an integral part in my healing process. Life is just a lot better now and I genuinely am always looking forward to our next session together.

H, May 2024

What’s it like to work with Sashi as a Supervisor?

During my time with Sashi, I have found him to be a very thoughtful supervisor. He demonstrates a good level of clinical competence, and effective communication skills while being supportive and empathetic. He offers constructive feedback while demonstrating a good level of ethical awareness. I have found Sashi to be genuine, and to have a very clear concern for my growth and development as a supervisee. Another factor is that Sashi demonstrates a very strong Biblical foundation in all he does with me as a supervisee. This is a significant factor for me.

W, August 22 – present

As a student counsellor now in Year 3, Sashi is my first supervisor. With his patience, kindness and understanding, I have really felt this has been a safe space for me to bring my concerns, questions and mistakes and grow as I have been able to take onboard the things he has spoken about. Sashi checks in on me too, as well as my clients and the work I do, enabling me to come away from my Supervision feeling a little more confident and equipped to do my next session with my clients. It has been so helpful to offload various things to him. I have come to really appreciate how important and valuable supervision with Sashi is. With his experience and wisdom as a counsellor too, I have learned a lot from him as he has encouraged me to be more curious, and braver too. It has also been so helpful to bring my faith into my supervision and know that Sashi gets it too.

J, August 22 – present