Hi, I'm Ilo.
It’s not unusual at times for people to encounter difficulties which can feel overwhelming. However, what the counselling space can provide is the much needed warmth, non-judgemental, safe and confidential environment to look at these life issues. From my experience, I hold the view that you perhaps already have most of the resources you need.
Therefore, I aim to work collaboratively with you to make sense of your world or to clarify issues you may be facing and to enable you to gain a deeper sense of your ‘self’ which could bring about some positive transformation.
I have over 12 years experience working (in groups and one to ones) with adults and young people of all ages faced with mainly Relationship problems, Depression/Anxiety and Drug & Alcohol addiction.
Also, I am experienced in helping people with issues of; stress, self-esteem, anger, phobia and panic attacks, sexual identity, childhood trauma, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), spirituality, personal development, bereavement, cultural and race issues, work-related issues and general counselling.
I use various models of Humanistic and Solution Focused counselling to offer my clients (adults and young people) short or long term therapy. I work from locations in Balham (South West London) and Coulsdon (Surrey) which offers individuals and couples the space to be heard in a non-judgemental, confidential and safe environment.
I am a graduate of the Greenwich University with a BA (Hons) in Counselling and I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Honours) Counselling
Foundation Degree (FdA) in Humanistic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Studies
NOCN Principles of Tackling Substance Misuse
Drug Awareness Studies & Its Application
Helping Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Understanding & Working with Personality Disorder
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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
Personal Development, Stress, Cultural and Race issues, Phobia
I charge £50 per 50 minutes Counselling session for individuals and a discounted fee for students, unwaged and/or low income earners.
£65 per session for couples
When do you have appointments?
I have some day time, some evening and Saturday appointments.
My practice location in Balham is within 5 minutes from Balham and Tooting Bec tube station and within easy reach from Calpham, Wandsworth, Streatham, Croydon, Norwood and Crystal Palace.
Other connections include bus routes; 155, 249, 315 and 355.
On street parking is available and usually free after 4.30pm.
My practice location in Coulsdon, Surrey is about 5 minutes walk from Woodmansterne train station.
Free parking available.
Telephone and On-line Counselling
I also offer therapy sessions by telephone, Skype video conferencing and/or email. This can be a useful alternative if it is difficult for you to come in person. Some people are suited to this form of therapy and I conduct it in a practical and straightforward style. Clients who are unsure about telephone or video therapy have usually expressed surprise at how they were able to engage with therapy conducted through that means.