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MBACP registered counsellor

About me

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 or outdoors, in parks and woods. I'm also a certified nature and forest therapy guide, offering outdoor well-being and personal development for small groups.

I believe each client is a unique individual and I adapt the work in consequence. My approach is holistic and relational. And I pay attention to your personal stories as well as the wider context in which you've evolved, everything being interconnected.

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 slowly, sit or do some nature-based activity, the overall traditional structure of a session will still apply.

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, imagination and narrative practices.

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.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also have an interest in life transitions and issues surrounding mixed heritage and culture.

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

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.

Further information

Si vous êtes francophone, vous pouvez bien sûr me contacter directement en français.

London, NW1 0PT

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My therapy room in Kings Cross has a wheelchair access

Additional languages

French

Online platforms

Zoom
Estelle Asselin

Estelle Asselin