Isha Isidore MBACP
I'm fully qualified Integrative Counsellor.
My work is client-centred, I work with the client as an individual that affirms their inherent value as an individual.
Who I am
I have always been an activist working for various grassroots organisations within London global women’s strike, Women against Rape, RAMFEL, always been passionate about making a difference.
My career has always been within the caring field I worked in refuges for women fleeing domestic violence, hostels for homelessness and substance misuse, safe houses for trafficked women, day centres for the elderly and homeless. Working with the most marginalised people in society that are often overlooked and ignored, as a black woman raised by immigrant parents I understood what it felt like to be marginalised. I saw how hard my parents had to work and all the racism they experienced. I think that made me more passionate to make a difference. I have always been outspoken and often been told by others I’m a rebel. Fighting for injustice is something I think its more vital now more than ever.
I’m still heavily involved in my activist work and with my counselling practice, it helps me be more attuned to the many circumstances that clients whether that be discrimination, poverty, addiction, depression, anxiety, bereavement.
Working person-centred but also integrating other modalities and techniques, allows the therapy to truly be client focussed and the therapeutic alliance to develop organically.
Getting my BA in Integrative Counselling and my MSc in Mental Health Cultural and Global Perspectives in Mental health Care which enhanced my clinical practice in awareness and treatment in working with diverse cultures and ethnicities particularly around their understanding of mental health and incorporating intercultural techniques to my own clinical practice.
How counselling can help you
I can listen to your story without judgement in a safe and secure space, help you understand yourself better, gain more self-awareness, developing coping mechanisms, help you make positive changes in your life, help empower yourself and advocate for yourself.
What you can expect from the first session?
Our first counselling session will be an assessment session, find out what you want from counselling, how I work, whether we will work well together and also if it's something you want to engage with.
The assessment session is free
Training, qualifications & experience
- Short term Counselling IAPT Service NHS
- Long term Counselling Substance misuse CGL (change,grow.live)
- Meridian Psychotherapy/ EFT Diploma accredited by CMA (complementary medical association)
- BA in Integrative Counselling
- MSc Mental Health Cultural and Global perspectives in Mental Health Care
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
- Internalised Racism
- Body confidence
- beauty standards
Sliding scale from £5-£25 for low-incomes, students and unemployed
Normal rate £35