Gloria Boadi - Registered MBACP, NCS Accred
Barley Bow Clinic
The Forum Greenwich
I am an experienced accredited counsellor /psychotherapist. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space to individuals and couples. I work to the needs of the individual/couple and offer weekly, fortnightly, monthly and ad hoc supportive telephone work.
I was trained in a psychodynamic orientation, thus look at how past events can influence our current situation and in particular how we adopt destructive patterns of behaviour. I aim to help the individual discover these patterns and find alternative ways to reach where they desire to be. I also believe that different approaches are needed for varying situations and thus work using various methods to suit the individual presenting issue. I also look at dreams as a source to the unconscious. My approach is working as a joint venture with me as a guide. I encourage curiosity and active participation.
I view the individual in a holistic manner and look at societal and cultural pressures on the individual. I have a particular expertise in cultural identity, internal racism and life transitions. I have extensive experience working with complex cases and undertake reports for immigration appeals.
Counselling/psychotherapy is a very personal experience. I appreciate that the decision to consider counselling for many can be a difficult step and has been reached as a result of a great deal of soul searching, anxiety and hope.
While reading this you might be thinking:
- I'm not sure if I really need this.
- I know I need to speak to someone but, I'm not really sure what about.
- I just know something is not right.
- I have to see a counsellor for my course/ for a fostering/ adoption agency.
- I have been asked to by a partner, relative, friend, work colleague.
What ever your reason, a big thanks for taking the time to read my page. However qualified a therapist is, it is the relationship between the client and the therapist that is of the utmost importance. I am very approachable, warm and flexible. I offer a free 30 minutes telephone consultation to decide if I am the right person for you. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience across the whole age range from 6 year old children to 80 year olds. I work with all cultures, creeds and sexual orientations. I have worked in school settings, probation, prisons and GP surgeries. I currently work privately as well as with the NHS and with an employee assistance programme.
BSc Hons Psychology
MA Counselling. Goldsmith College. London University.
Systemic Practice Application and Skills. Foundation.
Couple and Family Systemic Practitioner
I am a member of BACP
I am accredited with the NCS.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£50- 60 for individuals depending on venue.
£70 - £90 for Couples/Families
Discount Rates for student/ telephone.
I offer home visits dependent on risk assessment.
I have great transport links, Waterloo and Greenwich both can be easily reached via bus, underground and main line train stations. I can also see people at my house in West Thamesmead, which is a 20 minutes walk from Woolwich Arsenal Station via the river or a short bus ride from the station.
Greenwich free parking available for up to 2 hours.
Waterloo free parking after 6.30pm Monday to Friday. Free parking after 1.30 pm on Saturdays.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays,4-7pm Tuesdays 4-7, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 4-6pm. Fridays. 1.30-7.pm. Saturday.1-4pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|