Estelle Asselin Reg. MBACP, Dip. Couns.
I'm a qualified and BACP registered integrative counsellor, offering short-term and long-term therapy to adults, in both English and French. I work both indoors and outdoors.
I believe each client is a unique individual and I adapt the work in consequence. I attend to the whole of the person, integrating thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, dreams and social environment. As an ecotherapist, I also take into account our interconnectedness with the natural world and how the state of this relationship might impact on our lives. And finally, I consider the working relationship between my clients and I as central to the therapy.
I'll offer you a warm and confidential space to explore what is troubling you. This might imply looking at your present and past experiences and relationships, as well as your place in the wider world and your more unconscious processes. At times, I might also suggest to work with images, visualizations and nature-based practices.
I’ll provide you with a space where you can talk freely, while being supported in an empathic, exploratory and, when appropriate, challenging way. My hope is to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your environment and identify new resources, thus retrieving a greater freedom in your choices.
I invite you to check my website in order to get a better sense of how I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
My background training is integrative and relational, drawing on the psychodynamic, humanistic and transpersonal theoretical teachings. As I developed my practice, I’ve grown an interest in ecopsychology and imagination, and more recently in nonlinear therapy.
I hold a diploma in counselling skills and a BACP-accredited diploma in therapeutic counselling.
I am also a certified nature and forest therapy guide and I hold an MA in English language and culture.
As a counsellor, I've worked with students from London South Bank University, asylum seekers and migrants at the Multi-Ethnic Counselling Service and people from all walks of life at Waterloo Community Counselling. I've helped my clients deal with issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, bereavement, low self-esteem and relationship problems among other things.
As a registered member of the BACP, I follow their code of ethics and I'm commited to continued professional development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fee per session: £60
Sessions last 50 minutes and take place once a week, at a regular time.
Some concessionary fees are available.
You can contact me to book an initial session, which would allow us to discuss the reasons for your seeking support, the length of therapy and other details. It's also a time for you and me to see whether or not we can work together. If you're interested in working outdoors, we would also discuss that possibility and what it entails during this initial indoor session.
My practice is located at the Gestalt Centre (I do not offer Gestalt therapy), near Kings Cross, and has a step-free access for people with reduced mobility.
Si vous êtes francophone, vous pouvez bien sûr me contacter directement en français.
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|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
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