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Given the current situation around Covid-19, I am currently offering online and telephone counselling sessions. Please get in touch by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text 07418 052 619 for availability.
About me and my therapy practice
We all have moments in our lives when we feel stuck and see a need for a change. Counselling provides a safe space in which we can look at and make sense of how things are now, before exploring ways to change them in the future. As an Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I am trained in a range of counselling approaches and theory to draw on different techniques that best suits my clients’ needs and preferences.
My main influence is Humanistic, if appropriate, I also integrate other approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural and Mindfulness which are proven effective for my clients with anxiety, panic attacks and depression; or Gestalt therapy and Transactional Analysis for relationship related issues. Psychoeducation, goal-setting and action-planning could be as much a part of some sessions as exploring the emotional aspects of your situation.
I believe that no counselling approach could work without a solid therapeutic relationship. At the core of this work, I will treat you with compassion and honesty in a non-judgmental environment so that we can explore collaboratively your thoughts and feelings fully in a safe and confidential place. For example, we can explore how you may have developed certain beliefs, how these affect you and the actions you can take to change these.
I am an experienced, qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Bethnal Green. I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma from the University of East London in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am also DBS checked to an enhanced level.
Alongside private counselling clients, I worked for many years within NGOs and the charity sector counselling clients facing difficult issues and events that have impacted on their mental health and wellbeing. I have worked extensively with people who are struggling with the following issues:
• Panic attacks
• Low self-esteem
• Trauma / PTSD
• OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
• Eating disorder
• Self-harm and suicidal thoughts
• Survivors of domestic/sexual abuse
• Bereavement and loss (including relationship break-down)
• Pregnancy-related issues
• Family / Relationship issues
• LGBTI, cultural and sexual identity
My first session
Beginning Therapy: If you prefer, I will offer a 10-15 minutes free introductory consultation either via telephone, online or face-to-face. This session is an opportunity for us to be introduced and we can talk through queries you might have about therapy, or the way I work. Following our conversation there is no commitment for you to book any further sessions with me, but if you would like to begin working together we will book in our first session at this point.
Our First Session will be slightly different from the rest of therapy. The aim is to explore what brings you to therapy and what you are wanting from it, then we will agree a rough plan of what that will look like.
Number of Sessions: The number of sessions you have is entirely up to you. Some people find that they have achieved what they wanted after a few sessions whereas others will want to engage in longer-term work, depending on the nature of the issues bringing you to counselling.
Rescheduling & Cancellation: Clients usually reserve the same appointment time on a recurring weekly basis. I operate a 24 hour rescheduling and cancellation policy, which means I will not charge you any fee if you give me notice of 24 hours or more.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Loss, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling