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About me and my therapy practice
Are you anxious, stressed, depressed, feeling overwhelmed or doesn't feel right? Or sometimes feeling angry, sad, or isolated?
Counselling is a place where you have the opportunity to understand and work with your thoughts, distress or any loss of direction and purpose that can make a difference in your life.
Counselling might seem challenging especially when talking about your deepest fear or difficulties in life. But, it is also liberating and empowering to learn about you and your available choices. I can offer you a safe, non-judgmental, confidential and warm environment that respects every individual irrespective of their issues, age, caste, gender or ethnicity which is built on a relationship of trust and mutual respect.
I am Sheetal Menon, MBACP a qualified Integrative Counsellor and a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means I am bound by the BACP ethical framework which meets a high standard for counselling professions. l hold a BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling and am also a qualified Couples / Relationship Counsellor. I am also a Certified online and telephone counsellor. I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and professional indemnity insurance which is important to work with vulnerable adults and young clients.
My approach is Person Centered / Humanistic and my extensive training in Integrative Counselling enables me to offer other models including CBT, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Existential, Creative therapies wherever necessary during the sessions.
For more information about what I can offer or to book for an assessment session, please browse through my website www.birchwoodcounselling.com, I would be happy to respond to any queries or further information required.
Currently, I have my private practice called Birchwood Counselling Services. I am an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist and have worked with Helen Rollason Cancer Charity supporting Cancer patients and their families. I have also worked with Brentwood MIND.
My first session
The first session with me will be an assessment or an introductory session. This session gives you an opportunity to see how I work and what you can expect from counselling. We can also work together to identify what you would like to explore and/or understand the challenges you might be struggling with in the current situation.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited