Avril Baker

Avril Baker


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07791159201
Website

Contact Avril

Therapist - London

London EC1V
07791159201
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

Counselling gives you an opportunity to think and talk about what’s going on for you in confidence, to understand more about why you are feeling as you do, and to find your own ways of dealing more effectively with the situations that face you. 

I offer counselling sessions, usually weekly, on either a short-term or open-ended basis. I will provide a safe and supportive environment in which you can look at anything that is troubling you, whether in your current situation or from past memories and experiences, and without the fear of judgement or the intrusion of someone else’s opinions and needs.

Personal growth and development is vital for us all and can be a transforming experience. It is an exciting journey but it needs to be taken at your own pace and followed in your own way. In working as a counsellor I use my own life experience as well as my training and counselling experience to support you in this process.

I have experience in working with issues of low self-esteem and confidence, bereavement and loss, drug and alcohol use, recovering from abusive experiences, stress-related problems, anxiety and phobias, and depression. 

Each person is unique and so the nature of counselling will differ from one person to the next. I am an integrative counsellor working with humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural approaches, and I can combine these approaches in ways which suit the individual needs of each client. The humanistic element describes a relationship between counsellor and client which is attentive, respectful and client-led. The psychodynamic aspect provides a way of understanding the complex dynamics of each and every relationship we have. The cognitive behavioural aspect provides simple tools for changing the ways in which you deal with current situations. 

What I can help with

OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Trauma, Health related issues, Self esteem, Women's issues, Relationships, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, EAP

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited