Bernice Sumray

Bernice Sumray

The Old Forge
75-77 Station Passage
London
E18 1JL

07974 560501

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The Old Forge
75-77 Station Passage
London
E18 1JL

07974 560501

About me

I am a person-centred counsellor who works with young people and adults.

I have worked with a wide spectrum of clients who have come to me to try and make sense of certain aspects of their life. Counselling gives you a safe space to reflect, re-evaluate and work on any issue that may be bothering you.

My way of working is client led which means you are in control of how our sessions will run, I work to your agenda not my own. It is your choice what we talk about and I will support you respecting the pace you feel comfortable with.I work alongside my clients, gently guiding them through the twists and turns of their journey.

For me, counselling is a chance to have a chat with someone who is neutral, who will not judge you or tell you what is best for you.

My way of working is to show warmth and empathy without holding any judgement or assumptions as to what you may bring to our session. My aim is for you to feel comfortable and relaxed so the sessions will flow and any nerves or anxieties may be lessened.

Please click on the link to my website to find out more about me and the service I provide, thank you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BACP Accreditation
  • Training with addiction, domestic violence, bereavement and safeguarding plus a variety of workshops.
  • I have an enhanced DBS certificate

I trained initially at the Redbridge Institute and went on to the City Lit in Covent Garden to complete the certificate and Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

I started to see clients six years ago and have worked in a variety of settings.

I attend workshops to enhance my practice; these have included, anxiety and panic attacks, learning about psychopaths and narcissistic personalities.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

This list above is a guide to show you areas I have worked with.

Please contact me if you would like to discuss a matter before committing to an initial appointment.

Therapies offered

Fees

I Charge £50 per session for face to face counselling between the hours of 9-6pm and £55 from 6pm onwards and for weekends.

*Telephone counselling is charged at £40 per session.

*Telephone sessions can take place once a relationship between us has been formed and you may be unable to attend in person but feel you would still like the session to go ahead.

Each session lasts for 50 minutes.

I am able to provide a few, lower priced places; this will be dependent on individual circumstances.

Further information

Most common questions that I have been asked:

  • "What do you specialise in?"

Although I have worked within the bereavement, addiction, domestic violence and school sectors, I do not consider myself to have one area of speciality as we are complex beings and our issues often have many layers.

We are all different and unique and so are our problems but common themes brought to sessions are people who have anxiety, low self-esteem and feelings of not being heard.

  • " Do I need counselling?"

I would say that anyone is suitable to have counselling if they feel they need to talk to someone other than their friends or family. I am trained to listen carefully and will support you without judgement of you or your circumstances.

  • " What will I find to talk about?"

Anything and everything!  50 minutes may feel daunting at first but my experience is that the time flies. You may come with one issue in mind but find other aspects arise as you explore and make sense of your thoughts and feelings.

We are all unique and so are our life stories. Please be assured that I will respect you and whatever you have gone/going through.

Maps & Directions

London, E18 1JL

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

I am available on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday during the day. Evening appointments are available.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
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