Estelle Asselin - counsellor and ecotherapist
During the coronavirus crisis, I'm able to offer online video counselling sessions via the platform Zoom.
I'm a qualified integrative counsellor, offering short-term and long-term therapy to adults and young adults, in both English and French. I work either in a traditional therapy room, in a little cabin in the woods or outdoors, in parks and woods. I'm also a certified nature and forest therapy guide, offering well-being in and with nature for small groups.
1:1 counselling: I believe each client is a unique individual and I adapt the work in consequence. My approach is holistic and relational, taking thus into account the whole of the person and considering the relationship between me and my client as central to the therapy.
I'll provide you with a space where you can talk freely, while being supported in a warm and exploratory manner. 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.
Outdoor counselling: During these sessions, nature plays a more active role and facilitates the exploration of your feelings and struggles, while providing a stronger mind and body connection. While we might walk, sit or do some nature-based activity, the overall traditional structure of a session will still apply.
Well-being and personal development: I'm convinced that there are many ways to achieve emotional balance and that's why I'm also offering regular alternative activities and workshops, usually in nature and following the seasons.
If you'd like to get a better sense of how I work, I invite you to check my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
My background training is integrative and relational, drawing on the psychodynamic, humanistic and transpersonal theoretical teachings. And as I developed my practice, I’ve grown a deep interest in ecopsychology and imagination.
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 immigrants 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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have an interest in life transitions and issues surrounding mixed heritage and culture.
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.
Concessions offered for
Si vous êtes francophone, vous pouvez bien sûr me contacter directement en français.