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(PG Dip and Trainee DCPsych) (Reg, MBACP and MBPsS)

About me

My name is Ama, the founder and managing director of JASD Wellbeing services, a private practice providing mental health services to children, young people and adults.  Wellbeing services include counselling, play therapy, mentoring, consultations and workshops. Most of our services at present are online but face to face work could be discussed as a possible option. 

I am an integrative counsellor that uses various forms of therapy to elevate the mental health needs of others. This can include person-centred, psychodynamic, systemic, gestalt, solution focussed, cognitive behavioural therapy, play therapy, attachment theory and existentialism. All can be applied as and when to suit your individual needs which could include when/if to use play therapy, talking therapy or body movement/sports work. 

The various forms of support on offer will all help you achieve self-empowerment and mental wealth. You are of powerful value and purpose deserving of a space to heal and grow. JASD Wellbeing Services can be that space both remotely and face to face. 

The costs of our wellbeing services could be discussed following your enquiry or referral. For low-income families or individual concession rates can be discussed. The session rates can also be renegotiated if your financial circumstances change. We aim to meet your needs as well as adapt to changes in your needs that could occur.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Play Therapist. My qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Psychology with Counselling Skills.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People in Schools. 
  • Certificate in online counselling and therapy. 
  • I am currently a trainee counselling psychologist studying my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology specialising in Existentialism. 

In my counselling work, I specialise in supporting clients with anxiety, depression, school/career transitions, academic/work stress, self-esteem, race/identity, anger, domestic abuse/violence, relationship breakdowns and behaviour difficulties. My varied counselling experience also includes supporting clients with suicidal ideation, self-harm, trauma, bereavement, sexism, bullying, divorce/separation, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, selective mutism, looked after children, housing difficulties, sleep issues, eating difficulties, body image, identity, autism, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and health conditions. 

I have worked in various settings including schools, online, telephone and office/counselling rooms. 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £60.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

London, Brent, NW10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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