Sinitha Ratnaselvam

Sinitha Ratnaselvam


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Therapist - Walthamstow

Walthamstow E17
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Face to face (in person) availability: Wednesday 12-5pm

Please enquire for online availability as I can be flexible with evenings.

About me and my therapy practice

 As an Integrative therapeutic counsellor, I use a range of theoretical approaches to help you reach your goals of therapy. Whether it is feeling unsure of the future, family-related stress or wanting help with anxiety, help is at hand and we will go at your pace.

We all learn, process and grow in different ways and at different paces, and I will take your lead in what works best for you and what you want to talk about. Counselling encourages you to be autonomous, so that you are able to make decisions about yourself and your life. You may have questions about the present, future or past, and counselling gives you the space and time to explore this with a non-judgemental and empathetic individual.

I see you as a unique person, with nuanced experiences and perspectives. Taking this into account, I help to facilitate a sense of self that is meaningful to you, with regards to personal and cultural context. Diversity in cultural and socio-economic backgrounds between you and I will not hinder my capacity to empathise with your circumstance and I am committed to seeking clarification if I find myself with incomplete knowledge.

I am also an Optometrist working for the NHS and have been qualified for eleven years. This career has honed and refined my communication, empathy, and caring skills through continuous interactions with diverse individuals. Every patient encounter has been an opportunity to cultivate care tailored to each person’s unique needs. The daily practice of empathetic care has ingrained within me a genuine sense of compassion, ensuring that each individual feels heard, valued, and supported.

Practice description

Integrative counselling draws on techniques from different types of therapy to tailor an approach specifically for you, depending on what you would like to work on e.g. managing stress or processing relationship issues. I have skills in a diverse range of therapy e.g. person-centred therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, Gestalt therapy, transactional analysis (TA) and creative therapy. If you have a particular approach you would like to work with, please let me know so I can help you in the way you need.

The foundation to my approach is through the relationship we have together, and it is important that we are able to organically grow a trusting and honest relationship. I endeavour to create a non-judgemental and open space for you to feel comfortable doing this. Our therapeutic relationship is the essence from which therapeutic change takes place.

Deciding to begin therapy and choosing a therapist may appear overwhelming, especially if this is the first experience. You may not be absolutely sure what you would like to talk about in counselling initially, and maybe just curious about how it could positively impact your life and mental health.

My work is always client-led, so you decide the short term and long term agendas for our sessions. I appreciate that these can change throughout the therapeutic process, and I warmly welcome you to present new themes as and when you would like to.

My first session

I am able to offer a free 15 minutes introductory call (telephone or Zoom) to discuss what goals you have in counselling and whether I would be able to help facilitate this.

There is no formal assessment or interview-style questions, but more of an informal conversation to see if you would like to work together.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Mood disorder, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions

Languages spoken

English, Tamil

Therapist - Barkingside

Barkingside IG6
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am able to offer daytime and evening appointments during the week. I do not offer sessions on the weekend.

Please enquire further to check availability.

About me and my therapy practice

 As an Integrative therapeutic counsellor, I use a range of theoretical approaches to help you reach your goals of therapy. Whether it is feeling unsure of the future, family-related stress or wanting help with anxiety, help is at hand and we will go at your pace.

We all learn, process and grow in different ways and at different paces, and I will take your lead in what works best for you and what you want to talk about. Counselling encourages you to be autonomous, so that you are able to make decisions about yourself and your life. You may have questions about the present, future or past, and counselling gives you the space and time to explore this with a non-judgemental and empathetic individual.

I see you as a unique person, with nuanced experiences and perspectives. Taking this into account, I help to facilitate a sense of self that is meaningful to you, with regards to personal and cultural context. Diversity in cultural and socio-economic backgrounds between you and I will not hinder my capacity to empathise with your circumstance and I am committed to seeking clarification if I find myself with incomplete knowledge.

I am also an Optometrist working for the NHS and have been qualified for eleven years. This career has honed and refined my communication, empathy, and caring skills through continuous interactions with diverse individuals. Every patient encounter has been an opportunity to cultivate care tailored to each person’s unique needs. The daily practice of empathetic care has ingrained within me a genuine sense of compassion, ensuring that each individual feels heard, valued, and supported.

Practice description

Integrative counselling draws on techniques from different types of therapy to tailor an approach specifically for you, depending on what you would like to work on e.g. managing stress or processing relationship issues. I have skills in a diverse range of therapy e.g. person-centred therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, Gestalt therapy, transactional analysis (TA) and creative therapy. If you have a particular approach you would like to work with, please let me know so I can help you in the way you need.

The foundation to my approach is through the relationship we have together, and it is important that we are able to organically grow a trusting and honest relationship. I endeavour to create a non-judgemental and open space for you to feel comfortable doing this. Our therapeutic relationship is the essence from which therapeutic change takes place.

Deciding to begin therapy and choosing a therapist may appear overwhelming, especially if this is the first experience. You may not be absolutely sure what you would like to talk about in counselling initially, and maybe just curious about how it could positively impact your life and mental health. 

My work is always client-led, so you decide the short term and long term agendas for our sessions. I appreciate that these can change throughout the therapeutic process, and I warmly welcome you to present new themes as and when you would like to.

My first session

I am able to offer a free 15 minutes introductory call (telephone or Zoom) to discuss what goals you have in counselling and whether I would be able to help facilitate this.

There is no formal assessment or interview-style questions, but more of an informal conversation to see if you would like to work together.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work

Languages spoken

English, Tamil