J Sanjay Kumar BSc.M.A.PgDip
Sanjay is a Psychotherapist with his own private practice at The Health and Wellness Centre of The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, East London. His training is in Integrative Psychotherapy from the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, Regent’s College London.
Sanjay set up and ran London’s first ever counseling service for South Asian Gay and Bi-sexual men through the Naz Project London. He has also been conducting therapeutic groups through PACE for the past six years, offering support to gay and bisexual men from various ethnic backgrounds, including MASTI which is a workshop specifically aimed at gay and bi men from South Asian origins and POSITIVE HUB – a social support networking group particularly for men living with HIV.
Sanjay’s former training as a Church Minister in Bangalore, India and Cambridge, UK allows for a spiritual element in his practice while combining his eastern culture and philosophies to nurture a more wholesome approach to counseling.
Sanjay moved to the UK from India in 2000 to establish himself as an out gay man and to be able to help other gay people particularly from minority ethnic backgrounds to be able to integrate their culture, religion and sexuality with pride through therapy, his association with Loving Men, PACE and Pink Therapy furthers this cause.
If you would like to get in touch with Sanjay please visit his website: intherapywithsanjay.co.uk
Cyprian is a fully qualified osteopath who has had his own practice for the past 11years in Peckham, South London. He studied at the British School of Osteopathy. Cyprian also has a BA(Hons) in Psychology and Sociology which he undertook several years before studying osteopathy. It was during this period that he became intrigued by the body-mind connection, how the body and mind are intimately connected. He became interested in the use of touch as a healing modality.
Since qualifying as an osteopath he has explored many forms of Bodywork and has learnt a wide variety of techniques. He is particularly interested in techniques that do not focus exclusively on the use of the practitioner's hands and without the need for any specialist equipment. Apart from the osteopathic soft tissue techniques he has also learnt Thai massage (commoner style) floor based without oil and using the therapist’s hands and feet, Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage (sacred temple style) long flowing strokes with oil, table based using the therapists forearms, Kalari massage (Southern Indian) floor based with oil and with the therapist using a rope for balance and finally the slow, gentle Craniosacral techniques which offers a deep quiet ‘holding space‘ for healing to occur.