Sibell Ali BSc (Hons), MA, MBACP
Hello and welcome
My name is Sibell and I feel passionately about counselling, where I have witnessed the power of talking and being heard, time and again.
I am a qualified Humanistic counsellor and work with children, young people and adults. I offer a warm, professional and confidential service where I work to the ethical framework and guidelines of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I attend regular professional supervision and I am committed to Continued Professional Development.
Who do I work with and how?
I work with all ages from 5 years up. I have art materials, clay, sand trays and toys in the room for younger clients and for those who would like to try working creatively (no matter what their age). There is also a comfortable and peaceful seating area for those who would prefer to talk over a cup of tea.
Sessions last for 1 hour and are led by the client, meaning that it is up to the client to decide on how and when they engage with counselling and any activities in the room; I believe that by building a trusting relationship with clients, will allow any issues to surface when the client feels ready.
I offer both short and longer-term work depending on each individual's requirements. I regularly gain feedback from clients to ensure that they are getting the most from our sessions.
How can counselling help your child?
There are many occasions where counselling could benefit your child, whether there is a specific problem or if you have noticed sudden changes in their behaviour and sociability. Counselling can help give your child the space to safely explore what is happening for them. Younger children will most likely do this through the medium of play, art or storytelling. By either acknowledging what is happening or expressing it through play, your child can be helped to solve and move past any issues that are hindering their development and happiness.
How can counselling help you?
Whether you are a young person, parent or adult, counselling can help you to express and acknowledge the difficulties that you are facing or the issues from your past that are holding you back. I provide a safe and professional space where I warmly welcome you to explore and understand what is happening for you to help you to move on to a more satisfying and happier place.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment please call me on 07751 639 985. Or if you prefer, you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will arrange to call you. Once we have spoken we can organise an initial session to see what it is like to work together and to see if it is something that you would like to commit to - we can agree a time to review.
- I am located in Nottingham City Centre (NG1) with excellent bus and tram links.
- Free car parking is often available (please ask me about this).
- Disabled access is available (a downstairs meeting room can be booked).
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in Psychology. I am trained to Master degree level in Counselling with children and young people.
I have many years of experience of working as a counsellor, including in both primary and secondary schools, as a Childline counsellor, as well as working with young people and adults within the NHS and in my own private practice.
I have a special interest and experience of working with people who hear voices / experience things that others do not; anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, relationship issues and bereavement (including suicide survivors).
Types of issues I have worked with:
- Hearing voices/experiencing things that others do not
- Suicidal thoughts
- Relationship issues
- Suicide survivors
- Disabilities and illness
- Family problems
- Cultural issues
- Unresolved issues from past
- Depression, low mood, sadness
- Separation/Parental separation
- Domestic violence
- Abuse of any kind: physical, emotional, sexual
- Sexual assault
- Sibling rivalry
- Lack of self-confidence
- Education problem
- Friendship problems
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
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My fees are £40 for 1 hour. I do have some discounted places for those that cannot afford the full fee - please call me to discuss this.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have availability on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
Types of client