Deena Sookia (BSc Psychology, Registered MBACP, Dip.TC, Cert.CS)
Often life can present us with challenging issues that can be difficult to deal with. I offer a warm, accepting, empathic and non-judgmental environment for those who wish to explore their concerns and issues. I have helped many individuals by facilitating the therapeutic process in a way that has enabled them to find the solutions to their problems.
My role is to help you to enhance your self awareness, boost your self esteem/confidence, and offer you a trusting environment for you to explore your feelings and emotions without judgement. By forming a therapeutic relationship with a counsellor, one can begin their journey whether it is to find the answers they are looking for, to heal, to gain clarity and/or to enhance their confidence. My life experience and training has allowed me to develop a unique way of working that has enabled clients to feel accepted and empathised with.
As I am an Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist, I integrate the key concepts from the three major theoretical approaches; Psychodynamic, Humanistic and CBT. The integration forms a new approach and the fundamental aspect of the approach is for the sessions to be client-led. By gaining an insight into your internal world I endeavour to facilitate therapeutic movement in the sessions.
It can be quite daunting coming to terms with any issues, emotions/feelings, and even more overwhelming trying to find the right therapist. Contacting someone who is professional, who offers confidentiality and a trusting environment can be the first step to alleviating the issues and concerns that distress you. I am aware that each experience is unique to each individual and therefore my empathic nature will enable me to enter your frame of reference without judgement.
With almost a decade of experience in Mental Health, I offer effective support and guidance to those dealing with common life problems (family discord, marital issues and everyday stress) as well as psychological issues (Anxiety and OCD to name a few).
Please feel free to visit my website for further information (http://www.dscounselling-psychotherapy.co.uk/).
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Psychology
- Registered MBACP
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Certificate in Counselling skills
- Parenting Course Facilitator - Offering psychological strategies to parents
- Training in Mindfulness
- Training in Cultural Differences
- Training in Patterns of Relating
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their code of ethics for good practice.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a sliding scale fee which means discounts are available to those with limited income and student counsellors. I also offer discounts if sessions are booked in blocks. I would be happy to discuss this with you over the telephone or during the initial assessment.
I am quite flexible with appointments.
My private practice is close to Edmonton Green train station, close to Hertford Road and the A10. My second practice is in Winchmore Hill which is also close to the A10.
Sessions are fifty minutes in length.
I offer an initial assessment to see what you hope to achieve out of counselling. There is a reduced fee for the initial assessment.
I also offer telephone counselling.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.
You might ask yourself, why Counselling/Psychotherapy?
Counselling is also known as talking therapy and is there to help enhance the emotional well-being of those dealing with a wide range of emotional and mental health issues.