Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
As well as offering career coaching, training and report writing, I am also a qualified counsellor and I am a registered member of the BACP or British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have been qualified since 2021 and I completed a postgraduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy from the University of East London, UK in 2020.
What is Counselling?
You might have images and ideas in your head of what counselling is, such as people lying on couches and speaking about their problems. Counselling is a form of talking therapy, which helps people sort through, understand and process the past and present, in order to increase self-awareness and achieve ways of coping with a variety of issues such as anxiety and depression.
Counselling comes in many shapes and sizes and you may have heard of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic (where therapists focus on how the past is related to the present), solutions focussed (focus on the here and now) and person centered (allowing the client to guide sessions). My method of counselling is integrative, which means I was taught a variety of techniques during my training. I mainly use a person-centered approach, but I draw on psychodynamic, CBT and other methods depending on what a person might need. You don't need to be actively in a crisis to seek counselling, it is also a useful exercise for self-development and self-awareness.
What type of counselling do I offer?
As a psychotherapist, I speciaise in creating safe, non-judgemental therapeutic environments where people can work through their troubles, anxieties and understand their thoughts and behaviours. I have a background working with people from racially minoritised groups because everyone’s story matters. Going through life with ideas and thoughts that you may feel are ‘wrong’ ‘abnormal’ or ‘weird’ can be difficult. Having a counsellor, can help you gain clarity and see patterns. I currently offer online Zoom therapy sessions or telephone sessions.
I work in a person-centred way, which means the client is at the core of the session. As a client, this means you will be validated and heard and sometimes even challenged but most of all it will be a supportive and safe space.
What to Expect
During your first session it will be an assessment session. This is where I ask a series of questions about your experience with therapy before and some more questions about experiences and your background. This is just for us to get a feel and understand each other. If there is anything you feel uncomfortable about answering there won't be any pressure to, but the questions are not too invasive. I currently offer online Zoom therapy sessions or telephone sessions.
Sessions last 50- minutes and I recommend having weekly sessions at consistent times each week. My sessions cost £60 per session and payment can be made before each session via paypal or bank transfer.
What Can I help you with?
I can help with things such as anger management, anxiety, bereavement, child-related issues, cultural issues, depression, identity issues, loss, berevement, redundancy, relationships, self-esteem, sexual identity, stress, trauma, women's issues and work-related issues as well as many more. I have worked with a variety of clients since 2019 and would love to work with you so you can increase your self-awareness, and help you find ways to work through problems or issues.
If you are interested please feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a free 30 minute Zoom or Telephone consultation.
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