Ikuko Subiger Dip. Couns. Reg MBACP
My aim as a counsellor is to empower you to make your own choices, offer a space to explore the difficulties you are experiencing, delve into and resolve past or recent issues, identify your inner strengths and resources to work through your difficulties. We will work together at your own pace, without fear of criticism or blame. I always endeavour to provide a warm, caring and sensitive space that feels safe and confidential.
For all of us, life can sometimes be a challenging or meaningless struggle. We may feel stuck, helpless, overwhelmed or lonely. When we feel these strong emotions, sometimes this leads to feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. What we often seek is clarity and understanding. Counselling is an opportunity to talk to someone who is impartial, in a safe and confidential environment. You may find that it is a relief to be able to share your most personal, intimate thoughts and feelings, when you don't want to burden your friends and family. It is also an opportunity to gain insight and self-awareness, in order to lead a more fulfilling life. Many people find it a positive, life-changing experience. I believe it is the best way of finding our true self and therefore the best gift we can give ourselves.
The decision to seek counselling is a courageous and sometimes hard step and you may have questions before committing to it. Please feel free to discuss any concerns you have by calling on my mobile : 07757 215168. When you are happy to commit, we can then agree to work together, usually on a weekly basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Development training days attended:
Certificate in Understanding Sex Addiction at Relate
Certificate in Awareness of Safeguarding Children at Medway Safeguarding
Certificate in Domestic Violence and Abuse: Assessment and Intervention at Relate
Certificate in Loss and Bereavement at Relate Institute
Certificate in Domestic Violence and Abuse: Awareness and Safety at Relate Institute
Certificate in Safeguarding Vulnerable Young People at Bird College
Certificate in Making Endings at Place2Be
Certificate in Understanding Trauma at the Albany Centre
Certificate in Working with Metaphor at Place2Be
Certificate in Helping Children Tell Their Stories at Place2Be
Child Protection and Safeguarding at Place2Be
Child Protection training at Place2Be
Working in Schools training at Place2Be
Currently training in Level 7 MA Relationship Therapy at Relate Institute
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Other relevant work experiences:
While embarking on a post-qualification, specialist training in relationship therapy at the Relate Institute, I am working with couples at a local Relate Centre. Previous to this, I was working with young adults at a performing arts college, who brought issues that may affect their performance, such as self esteem issues, self expression and anxiety. I have also worked in a primary school through Place2Be, using Play Therapy techniques. I have experience of working with Substance Misuse and Addiction at CRI and also victims of Domestic Violence referred from the Sunflower Centre.
I have had some Autism training while volunteering at Home-Start.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cross cultural issues, cultural identity, inter-cultural marriages
£40 per session for individuals, £55 for couples. Payment is due a session in advance and can be made by case, cheque or direct bank transfer. I offer daytime, evening and Saturday appointments.
Any missed or cancelled sessions are charged, unless a 48-hour notice has been given.
Free parking is available. The practice is situated close to the A2, New Eltham and Sidcup train stations and easily accessible by bus (B13, 51, 286).
I am fully insured and hold an enhanced CRB check (now DBS).
I regret that there is no wheelchair access at the premises.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday mornings, Wednesday evenings, Saturday afternoons.
Types of client