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About me and my therapy practice
Are you struggling and/or feeling anxious about integrating into a new community, new job and/or new environment? Or you may be struggling to 'find' yourself in a new culture. I am originally from a black African ethnic group, living and working in the UK for almost 15 years now. I understand the anxiety relocating and reintegrating into a new culture can cause. I deeply empathise with anyone struggling to navigate and settle into their new life after relocating or even simply changing jobs to work with new people in a new environment.
A change in situations and circumstances can put a strain in our relationships and sometimes lead to depression and anxiety. If you are having a challenging time adjusting to a new, social environment or situation, I can support you to recognise your potential, grow in confidence and self-esteem and navigate into the new life you wish for yourself.
I offer a non-judgmental Counselling service that provides you with the space to connect and create new comfortable ways of 'be-ing' and 'do-ing'; a relaxed space to gently explore your options and mindfully think of essential ways to cope with the changes in and around you. Although I emphasise the importance of a holistic approach to Counselling I use Transactional Analysis (TA) as my main modality to understand and facilitate your navigation through life changes.
I am a qualified TA Counsellor. I work and abide by the BACP ethical principles. I also abide by TA’s main concepts and principles that emphasises that: Every individual human being is worthy, valued and dignified; that we all have the capacity to think and decide what we want from life and that such decisions are made consciously or unconsciously which means we can change and make better decisions as we become better informed and aware.
I offer online (video) and telephone sessions. In order for you to make the best decision for yourself, I will support you in deciding whether or not engaging in counselling via online or telephone would work for you. I will also support you in deciding which medium best suits your needs.
Transactional Analysis (TA) concepts and theories support the individual to understand themselves in relation to their environment and others. These concepts and theories offer a coherent, tested group of propositions that can be applied by the individual to understand their personality and their social interactions within their community and/or group. They are very apt psychological theories and tools that support my work with clients. During our sessions, the client and I would use the appropriate and applicable theories as a basis to understand the thinking and feeling behind their behaviour.
My first session
Contracting plays a big role in TA therapy. The contract between the client and myself starts from our initial appointment when we both think of and agree on, how and if we can work together.
The initial appointment is also the time when the client and I contract on our individual boundaries, agree on the frequency of the sessions and how we would work together to make the change they want.
I would love to hear from you to arrange an initial appointment.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Person centred, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited