I am an Integrative Counsellor drawing on various approaches to counselling including the Person-Centred approach which places emphasis on the therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client. Providing a safe supportive space free from judgement or discrimination can provide clients with a greater sense of self-awareness. A greater sense of self-awareness can aid in promoting increased confidence and self-worth, allowing the client to grow to their full potential. Working in an integrative way I may also draw from the CBT approach to help clients challenge their thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour by developing alternative ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. Additionally, the Psychodynamic approach can help clients explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how these may relate to early life experiences.
If you feel at a loss or struggling to make sense of life, counselling can give you the space to explore your concerns in a safe non-judgmental environment where you are able to talk, share and make sense of life's ups and downs. I am warm and engaging in my approach and will walk alongside you on your journey.
What I offer
At Malachite Counselling I provide affordable counselling to individuals suffering from Mental Health Illness and specialise in supporting victims/survivors (both male and female) of Domestic Violence & Abuse and Trauma. I also provide counselling to individuals suffering from Mental Health Illness such as work-related Stress, Anxiety and Depression. I operate in the West London area, currently based in Hounslow. I offer both short term and long term therapy in a safe and supportive environment and my approach is tailored to meet the needs of each client's unique experience of life. I can offer Skype, WhatsApp, Telephone and Face-to-Face counselling as well as home visits.
Malachite Counselling aims to help you facilitate change and make healthier life choices by “Healing from the Inside-Out”.
Getting in touch...
If you have any questions or would like to book a session, then please call or text me on 07853 002844 or click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
My background includes working within organisations assisting them to achieve their objectives by evaluating and improving business processes working with employees at all levels of the business. I understand and appreciate the everyday stresses people can experience in the workplace and the effects of burnout and stress-related illness. I also have experience of working in the Care Industry working with physically and mentally disabled adults with complex needs.
I have completed the Professional Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling/Psychotherapy and have a BA (Hons) Counselling Degree, as well as the Level 5 CBT Diploma and can offer CBT and Solution Focused Therapy.
I have trained as a Mental Health First Aider and also completed a certificate in Transactional Analysis (TA).
I currently work part time as a Counselling Lecturer teaching a suite of CPCAB Counselling Courses including Level 2 Counselling Skills, Level 3 Counselling Studies and the Level 4 Integrative Counselling Diploma.
I provide personal therapy to Level 4 Students as part of their placements and course obligations as well as providing Group and 1-2-1 Supervision.
I previously volunteered my services to a local charity providing counselling and running group workshops supporting victims/survivors of domestic violence and abuse as well as working with complex mental health illness and have experience of working with clients suffering DID, BPD and PTSD.
I have previously provided counselling services to NHS patients using various approaches to therapy including CBT.
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
Interested in learning counselling skills or training to become a counsellor?
Visit us at:- www.malachiteschoolofcounselling.co.uk
Concessions offered for
Initial Meeting £35 - Your first session provides a space to explore what you feel you may wish to work through in counselling and whether you feel counselling is right for you. It's important for you to find a counsellor you feel comfortable to work with. Therefore there is no obligation to come to further sessions.
Individuals sessions thereafter are between £45-£60 per session - Price agreed at Initial Meeting. Sessions are 50 minutes and normally weekly but can be tailored to meet individual needs for shift workers. I offer both short term solution focused sessions or longer term open ended sessions depending on your individual needs.
Some concessions are available for counselling students and those on low incomes.
Practice based in Hounslow.
Online ZOOM, Skype & WhatsApp Sessions Available
Malachite Counselling works to help identify healthier ways of managing mental health illness and specialises in depression, stress, anxiety, self-esteem and confidence as well as working with victims/survivors of domestic violence and other forms of abuse.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework.
I am also able to provide counselling in your home for those who may be housebound or have mobility issues - Please ask for more information.