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MBACP(Regd. Accred.) Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Supervisor

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile,

I am an experienced integrative counsellor qualified to work with individuals and couples either face to face, on Skype or via Telephone sessions. I am also a qualified EMDR therapist and am a full member of EMDR Association UK & Ireland. I am an accredited and registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) too and my work is guided by the BACP and EMDR Ethical Frameworks.

My practices are in Wembley, North West London and in Central London. Therapy can be short term, medium term or long term.

The main counselling approach I use is integrative and is best described as a combination of Person-centred, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused therapies as well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing)


I am experienced in providing CBT, EMDR and Psychotherapy for multiple Employee Assistance Providers (EAP) and Insurance providers such as BUPA (https://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/mrs_chamari_leelasena), BUPA International, Aviva, Cigna, AXA PPP, WPA, Vitality.

Another service I provide is Reflective and Integrative Clinical Supervision (both individual and group supervision) to qualified therapists, counselling trainees and other mental health professionals.

I have a valid Enhanced DBS Certificate.

Some of the issues I work with are:

  • Anxiety and related issues (GAD, SAD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Work related issues
  • Stress
  • Anger management
  • Domestic violence issues
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Trauma
  • Self esteem
  • Personal development
  • Cultural issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Hoarding
  • Loss of meaning and purpose in life
  • Mindfulness training

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling & Psychotherapy Training & Qualifications
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training (CBT)
Certificate in Clinical assessment
EMDR Part 1, 2, 3, 4 - EMDR Association UK & Ireland membership no L0219
Domestic Violence Advanced Training (with DAAT)
Certificate in Rewind Technique for Trauma (IARTT)
BACP Accreditation - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy membership no 579144
Couples therapy Training (Making Sense of Relationships)
Transformational Couples Therapy Training
Intensive Couples Therapy Training (Kairos Encounter Centre)
Certificate in Preparing to Teach in The Lifelong Learning Sector (PTTLS) City & Guilds

Clinical Supervision Training
I am a certified and experienced Clinical supervisor and work with qualified and trainee therapists and other mental health professionals.

My Certificate in Clinical Supervision, which included the following modules (see below) was with the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD) website: www.cstdlondon.co.uk

Core Supervision Course (based on Seven Eyed Model of Supervision)
Therapeutic Supervision Course
Advanced Supervision Course
Group Supervision Course


Mentoring experience
I am a Directory member of Black, African, and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN) and also work as a Mentor for Black, African and Asian Trainee Therapists through BAATN's Each One Teach One Mentoring Program.

website: www.baatn.org.uk

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £70.00 to £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Counselling and Psychotherapy for Individuals

Wembley £70 per hour

Central London £100 per hour


Couples Therapy

Wembley £90 per hour

Central London £120 per hour


Clinical Supervision

Wembley £70 per hour - Individual Supervision

Central London £80 per hour - Individual Supervision

Please inquire for Group Supervision rates at either location


Insurance, EAP (Employee Assistance Program), and Medical-legal rates

Please call on 07872 953 061 or send email to chamari@findself.co.uk to enquire




When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Wembley - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday daytime and evening .
Central London - Wednesday day time and evening sessions.
On-line sessions are also offered via zoom / Google meet.

Further information

The Wembley practice is about 10 minute walk from Preston Road underground station (Metropolitan line) or about 15 minutes walk from Wembley Park underground station (Metropolitan and Jubilee lines).
This location is also well served by bus routes 79, 83, 182, 204,206, 223 and 245. For those who drive, there is free parking available on street.

The Central London practice in Harley Street is about 5 minute walk from Bond Street underground station (Central line and Jubilee line). This location is well served by various bus routes. For those who drive, there is fee paying underground parking available near Cavendish square.

Tel: 07872 953 061
web: www.findself.co.uk
email: chamari@findself.co.uk

Wembley, Middlesex, HA9

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wembley practice - on ground floor with two steps to therapy room. Harley street practice - on fourth floor and lift available.

Additional languages

English, Sinhalese

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

Online
Phone

CSTD trained clinical supervisor with over 10 yrs of experience, offering 1-2-1 & group supervision for mental health professionals & organisations.

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