Jacqui Avanzato MBACP
2 Somerton Road
1 Meadow Drive
My training and experience draws from a number of different theories and techniques that I believe allow me to respond well to your unique needs.
In practise, we will work together to develop a safe, open and positive relationship within which we can explore who you really are and how this affects what you feel and do. For most, this increase in awareness and expression is enough to provide some relief or clarity. For many others, this new perspective also provides the means and opportunity to make new choices that work towards real and positive changes in how they can respond to life’s challenges.
I meet my clients at which ever point they feel ready to begin their work. You will decide what we talk about and I help to clarify and expand as we go. I believe that you are the expert on who you are, what you need and have the ability to apply that knowledge towards your personal care and growth. My role is to help safely navigate us on this passage of discovery, working out what it is really like to be you and how to use this information to understand how this impacts on your life.
I take very seriously my commitment to you to provide the very best therapeutic experience that I can. As a member of the BACP I commit to work within their strict code of ethics and have on-going personal therapy, development and supervision to constantly monitor and develop my counselling skills and outlook.
After an initial telephone call we will need to meet for an assessment. This is a chance for me to gauge if I am the best person to help you and also for you to see if I am someone you would like to work with. If we are both then comfortable to proceed, we will agree details such as times and fees.
In putting you at the centre of what we do, we will usually agree on a counselling goal and build in regular reviews to remain focused on getting the sessions to work in the way you would like.
Counselling can seem mysterious, perhaps daunting, especially if this is your first time. Please do not hesitate to call me, without obligation, if you have any questions about what I do or how I work, before you make up your mind to meet me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed 3 years of training by qualifying with and Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Therapy at CPPD (UK) Ltd. This rigorous course provided a sound theoretical and practical grounding from which I have since developed as a competent and skilled practitioner.
My past experience includes working at the Royal National Institute for the Blind, a local GP surgery, and currently with the NHS IAPT (Improved Access to Psychological Therapies)service.
These settings have provided me with a wide wealth of experience which I can use to offer tangible support to people experiencing many types and degrees of emotional distress. Please see below for details of specific areas that I can help with.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
My standard fee is £55.00 for 50 minutes. There are reductions for online therapy where this would be appropriate.
I also believe in making therapy accessible for as many people as possible and therefore offer some reduced cost sessions for students and those on low incomes.
Please contact me for full details.
I offer short or long term therapy. We will usually meet at my clinic in NW4. Disabled access is available, please call me to confirm your requirements.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have appointments available. Please phone or email to let me know your requirements.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|