Jihan Sibany

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Wexham, Berkshire, SL2
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About me

Life can throw up some real struggles that we may not understand or feel able to cope with. Fear of judgement or the effect on our loved ones can stop us from being able to talk about our deepest concerns and anxieties. Our relationships can suffer under the strain and we can be left feeling isolated and alone. We sometimes just don't feel like 'ourselves' and can't make sense of our behaviours, thoughts and cycles, I help you to explore your world more intensely and support you to find your answers and make changes.

Warmth, acceptance and being open to other's perspectives are qualities I strive to embody and model. I make no judgement on you or what has brought you to counselling and hope to be able to provide a safe space where these issues can be explored, your deepest thoughts and needs expressed and to bring confidence and control back into your life.

If you are feeling depressed or anxious, struggling to cope with your feelings, having relationship difficulties or have undergone a recent life change or loss, counselling can provide a safe, confidential place to talk about your feelings and help to make sense of them.

Taking that first step can be daunting and finding the right counsellor can be difficult, I would encourage you to view the first session as an opportunity for us to meet with each other and see if we are well-matched.

Client review:

"I attended counselling for quite a while with Jihan, and was in a very bad place to start with; I couldn't even look at her whilst speaking. Through time Jihan helped me to become more confident in myself, recognise the problems I had and helped me to see why my problems affected me the way they did. Almost like she opened up chapters of my brain containing the answers for the questions I had. Jihan is a very non-judgmental, humorous and insightful person to be around. I would easily recommend her to anybody who needs counselling."

Training, qualifications & experience

I work predominantly from a Mindful and Existential way of being while integrating other knowledge, training and life experience to give a holistic and unique therapeutic experience for each individual.

My clients are from many diverse backgrounds, cultures, nationalities, ages and religions. The reasons people come for counselling varies greatly, I help clients with anxiety, depression, couples struggling with communication and connection in their relationships and many other issues. I also see young people struggling to find themselves and dealing with difficult issues like exam stress, self-harm, expression of anger and identity crisis.

I believe that we all have the inner answers to know what is best for us, a very Person-Centered perspective, however, I am also trained in Mindfulness, Existential Therapy (A philosophy emphasizing the difficulties and isolation of existence) and CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Solution-Focused Therapy).

I also call on more creative approaches from my professional toolkit like Dream-work, Imagery, Journalling, Art and Drama which can help those finding it hard to verbalise thoughts and feelings to unlock their 'hidden' self.

Member BACP

  • 2009 - 2011 - Post Graduate Diploma (masters level 7) in Counselling and Psychotherapy - The University of West London
  • 2005 - 2006 - Pre-Practitioner Certificate in Counselling - Uxbridge College
  • 2001-2002 - Counselling Skills and Introduction to Person Centred Therapy - East Berkshire College

Recent CPPD (Continued Professional and Personal Development) and Training

  • Mindfulness Residential Week Retreat-Agrano, Italy, Oct 2019
  • DCPPD Residential weekend, Healing Drumming, Nature Therapy-Swallowfield, Sept 2019
  • Mindfulness Residential Weekend-The Now Project, February 2019
  • DCPPD Residential weekend, PTSD, Mindfulness, Nature Therapy-Swallowfield, Sept 2018
  • Transactional Analysis 101-The Link School, June 2017
  • Practical Philosophy-Berkshire School of Economics, October 2016
  • Counselling for Toads by Robert De Board-Book, May 2016
  • Workshop on Psychosis-Datchet CPPD, May 2016
  • Jung, Freud and the Unconscious-City Lit, April 2016
  • Non-Verbal Communications-New School for Counselling and Psychotherapy, April 2016
  • When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin Yalom - Book, September 2015
  • Recognising Attachment Styles with Liz MacLaren - Datchet CPPD, April 2015
  • Working with Dreams, Active Imagination, Symbols and Archetypes - LTF, October 2014
  • Imagery, Working with the Intuitive Gut - Datchet CPPD, October 2014
  • Fundamental Principles of Transactional Analysis - LTF, October 2014
  • The Addicted Child Within - London Therapy Foundation, September 2014
  • Stress - Am I missing the Message? - City Lit, Covent Garden, February 2014
  • Working with Myth, Movement and Metaphor in Therapy - Mary Smail, Sesame Institute, Oct 2013
  • Sexualisation of Young People - Youth Talk, Sept 2013
  • Conflict in Counselling and Couples Counselling - DCPPD, Sept 2013
  • Know yourself through Colour, Myth and Drama Workshop
  • Working with Myth and Metaphor
  • Group Facilitation - Understanding and Managing Anxiety
  • Datchet CPPD Group - Co-facilitation of monthly meetings,
  • Primal Screaming Workshop
  • ITEP Training - Mapping and Mindfulness
  • Harnessing Your Creativity To Free The Client - Entering the Client's World
  • CBT with Positive Interviewing
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Member organisations

BACP
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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Confidence
  • Couples Dynamics
  • Death Anxiety
  • Existential Angst
  • Inability to Make Decisions
  • Lack of Trust in Self
  • Loss
  • Meaningless and Dread
  • Neurosis
  • Suicidal Feelings
  • Young People and Teen Related Issues

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I also offer:

Weekly Mindful Yoga and Meditation classes, and, Private 1-2-1 sessions in the comfort of your own home.

Self-development 'mini' retreats and workshops-these collaborations with other holistic therapists offer different approaches and themes incorporating yoga, meditation and sound therapy to allow a deeper, more profound exploration of the Self. Please see my website for further details and upcoming events. (www.journey2serenity.co.uk).

Counselling per session:

  • £45 individuals (50 minute session)
  • £85 couples (1 hr 15 minute session)

(Concessional rates are available for those in financial hardship or students).

Work can be short term (6-12 sessions) or more open ended.

When I work

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Further information

Approaches:

Integrative, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Existential, CBT, Creative, Dream Work, Yoga, Breathwork (Pranayama)

'Talking' is just one style of therapy, I also work with dreams, art, visualisations, mindfulness, meditations and journaling for clients who find it more difficult to verbalise their problems.

Although I embrace the 'traditional' style of counselling, my own personal experiences of therapy with the sympathetic nods and uncomfortable silences have led me to take a more dynamic and active role in the therapeutic relationship, I walk with you on your journey, step by step and tailor my style to each individual client.

If you are looking for a refreshingly different approach to therapy then get in contact today, it could be the start of the best journey you will ever go on.

Wexham, Berkshire, SL2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Online platforms

Zoom
Jihan Sibany
Jihan Sibany