Ikuko Subiger - Relationship Therapist
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As a couple therapist and family counsellor, I am here to facilitate you and your partner or family members to build empathy, understanding and connection through identifying familiar behaviour patterns, exploring family and cultural backgrounds and trying alternatives in a safe environment. Often couples argue because they become stuck in a rigid pattern. By unpacking and deconstructing an argument, we can work through why you feel distressed, confused, defensive, or unhappy.
Have you or your partner had an affair?
Do you want to separate or divorce?
Are you unhappy with your sex life?
Does your partner seem to be uninterested in you?
These are all the questions that bring couples to my practice. If you feel they apply to you and want to work through them, please give me a call to discuss further on 07757 215168.
For individual clients, I would help empower you to make your own choices, offer a space to explore the difficulties you are experiencing, delve into and resolve past or recent issues, identify your inner strengths and resources to work through your difficulties. We will work together at your own pace, without fear of criticism or blame. I always endeavour to provide a warm, caring and sensitive space that feels safe and confidential.
For all of us, life can sometimes be a challenging or meaningless struggle. We may feel stuck, helpless, overwhelmed or lonely. When we feel these strong emotions, sometimes this leads to feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. What we often seek is clarity and understanding. Counselling is an opportunity to talk to someone who is impartial, in a safe and confidential environment. You may find that it is a relief to be able to share your most personal, intimate thoughts and feelings, when you don't want to burden your friends and family. It is also an opportunity to gain insight and self-awareness, in order to lead a more fulfilling life. Many people find it a positive, life-changing experience. I believe it is the best way of finding our true self and therefore the best gift we can give ourselves.
Please feel free to discuss any concerns you have by calling 07757 215168. When you are happy to commit, we can then agree to work together, usually on a weekly basis.
For supervision, please see my supervision profile and my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
Currently training in Supervision at CSTD
Level 7 MA Relationship Therapy at Relate Institute
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Professional Development training days attended:
Suicide prevention CPD at Mental Health Academy
Sensorimotor psychotherapy CPD by Pat Ogden
Group supervision module at CSTD
Core and Therapeutic modules in supervision at CSTD
Certificate in Understanding Sex Addiction at Relate
Certificate in Awareness of Safeguarding Children at Medway Safeguarding
Certificate in Domestic Violence and Abuse: Assessment and Intervention at Relate
Certificate in Loss and Bereavement at Relate Institute
Certificate in Domestic Violence and Abuse: Awareness and Safety at Relate Institute
Certificate in Safeguarding Vulnerable Young People at Bird College
Certificate in Making Endings at Place2Be
Certificate in Understanding Trauma at the Albany Centre
Certificate in Working with Metaphor at Place2Be
Certificate in Helping Children Tell Their Stories at Place2Be
Child Protection and Safeguarding at Place2Be
Child Protection training at Place2Be
Working in Schools training at Place2Be
Other relevant work experiences:
I work with couples and families in private practice and Relate, as well as individuals at a local theatre college (18-30 year olds). Previously I have worked at a performing arts college (18-25 year olds), in a primary school through Place2Be. I have experience of working with Substance Misuse and Addiction at CRI and also victims of Domestic Violence referred from the Sunflower Centre. I have had some Autism training while volunteering at Home-Start.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cross cultural issues, cultural identity, inter-cultural marriages.
Spiritual insights, Buddhist mindfulness.
Individual £90, Couple £110, Family £130
Payment is due a session in advance and can be made by bank transfer or cash.
Cancellation policy: any missed or cancelled sessions are charged a full fee, unless a 48-hour notice has been given.
Concessions offered for
The practice is a 5 minute-walk from Farringdon Station (tube and Thameslink).
This location is not wheelchair accessible.
I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS check.