- Phone number
Tuesday -- 9.30am - 2.30pm -- At The Old Rectory Clinic, Iron Acton
Wednesday -- 9.30am - 5.00pm -- Online and telephone
Friday -- 9.30am - 2.30pm -- Online and telephone
*** Face-to-face sessions will be assessed on a case by case basis in accordance with government and professional body guidelines.
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to click on my profile and for looking through this page to learn more about who I am, what I do and how I may be able to help.
My name is Yasmin and I am an integrative counsellor currently working with people face-to-face, online and over the telephone in the South Gloucestershire and Bristol area.
You may be reading this because you are experiencing difficulties in your life right now and would like some support in understanding what is going on and perhaps in identifying what you want to do about it. My belief is that, whilst I cannot tell you the 'right' way of doing something or advise you on the best path, I can provide you with a space to safely explore and untangle your thoughts, feelings and experiences. It is my hope that through having this safe space, and through being able to voice whatever it is you need to voice, you will be able to gain greater clarity on what is going on in your life and what it is that you want to happen.
Above I mentioned that I am an integrative counsellor - by 'integrative' what I mean is that I draw upon several different theories of counselling in my work; I mainly use ideas from existential psychotherapy and the person-centred approach.
My personal approach to counselling maintains the view that we each have our own unique view of the world, that we each experience the world differently, and that we create our own individual meanings that help us to make sense of these experiences. Sometimes, life can become limited and stuck in various ways and for various reasons and at these times it can be useful to talk to somebody about what is happening. Somebody who is impartial, actively listens to us and tries to understand the world from our perspective, can be an extremely useful ally.
As a counsellor, I aim to provide a therapeutic space characterised by warmth, empathy, openness and a non-judgmental attitude on my part. I will work collaboratively with you and will be led by you and your needs.
My first session
A first session is a chance for us to meet and to decide whether or not we want to work together. It is important to note that different counsellors and different ways of working suit different people, so the first session is a chance for you to get a feel for how I work and to decide whether this is right for you.
During an initial session we will explore your reasons for seeking counselling, what it is that you would like to get out of your counselling sessions and what your expectations of counselling are. Together we will also assess your current needs to ensure that counselling is the right option for you right now.
If we decide to work together, we will arrange future meetings and discuss your needs, including how many sessions of counselling you want.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited