Folashade Babalola

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South Ockendon RM15 & London E10
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About me

I am a qualified counsellor in private practice. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I also have a background in teaching, coaching and union work.

I am a Person Centred Therapist with a humanistic approach in relation to how I work with my clients. I am currently working with clients online via Zoom, Skype and via the telephone due to the current pandemic. I set my fees according to the individual circumstances and needs of my clients. This may be discussed during the initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am both an Accredited (BACP) Counsellor/ Psychotherapist and a qualified supervisor.  I am able to work with clients on both a short-term and long-term basis. 

I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I would describe myself as being an integrative counsellor. However, my focus is Person Centered, this means that the client knows where it hurts the most.  Therefore, my work is centered on the needs of the client.  I believe that clients have autonomy. I believe that therapy is about enabling a client to explore change and growth. The outcome I seek in my work with clients is to explore the issues deeply that they have brought to therapy. While doing this we build a relationship.  A strong therapeutic relationship built on trust. It isn't easy to build trust but this is an essential part of the work. The focus of the work is to establish a strong therapeutic alliance with clients so that clients can experience growth, change and work towards achieving their full potential. 

I work with many presenting issues, such as anxiety, divorce, relationship issues, sexual abuse, abandonment, social anxiety, stress, cultural issues, identity, racial trauma and trauma in general. 

I have a background in teaching and as a result I hold an Msc in Education Management. I am also a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. I have worked with MIND the registered national charity and Beyond The Streets. (A charity working with vulnerable women). In addition to this I am currently teaching on the level 5 Diploma in Counselling at Inter-Psyche.  

Member organisations

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work effectively with student counsellors.

I also work with clients who have experienced systemic bullying at work.

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a sliding rate for clients based on their income and their circumstances.

Young people £25 to £35-Dependant on circumstances. 

Student Counsellors £40

Individuals £50 per session

Couples  £50 per session

When I work

I work flexibly contact me for further details.

Further information

I offer a range of experience in relation to therapuetic work. I work with clients through divorce, relationship issues, bereavement, loss, self-esteem, anger, attachments issues, trauma, sexual abuse, bullying at work, identity and cultural issues.

Secondly, I work with student counsellors progressing towards a recognised counselling qualification. I work with them on both a therapuetic level and a coaching level giving them further insight into their field of study.

South Ockendon, Essex, RM15

149 Canterbury Road, London, E10

Type of session

Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Folashade Babalola
Folashade Babalola