About me

I understand that your experiences in life are unique to you as an individual, the challenges, pain, as well as your gifts you possess. I believe in the importance of us working together to focus on how you are feeling on the inside. Giving you the space to release and discover.

Are you struggling in areas in your life at present that are causing you difficult and painful emotions? You may no longer feel fulfilment or enjoyment in your life based on life changes or simply very overwhelmed or trapped in difficult situations. You may be feeling sad, depressed, isolated, lonely, confused, experiencing low self-esteem and/or suffering with anxiety, social anxiety and panic attacks or depression. Or maybe you are struggling with other areas relating to relationships, family issues, work, trauma, abuse, neglect, addiction, loss or grief, health, discrimination, feeling bullied or feeling suicidal.

I am a professionally qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist informed by an accumulation of over 17 years of invaluable experience working within mental health. I have effectively worked with a diverse range of people with an array of different needs, life challenges, trauma and experiences. Working with a multitude of diagnosis and presenting needs within the NHS, UK charities, addiction services, gender specific and children and family services with both adults, young people and families. 

I work by providing you with a safe space, free from judgement focussed on only you, removing the views, opinions and judgement of others, where you can explore whatever is on your mind freely, share your thoughts and your feelings. I will support you in addressing any issues and concerns that have been affecting you in areas of your life that you may be finding difficult to process, by helping you to find greater ease in managing.

Working together on the areas that are having a significant impact on your mental and emotional wellbeing, I will work in supporting you to gain understanding and learn new coping skills to deal with the issues that may have been holding you back and placing limits on your life. And developing healthier ways to connect and communicate with others and reconnect with who you really are! working together on the areas that are having a significant impact on your mental and emotional wellbeing.

I use an integrative approach in my work, trained in person centred/humanistic, psychodynamic and CBT therapy. This gives me the freedom to be flexible and allows me to use a fusion of varied therapeutic tools and techniques to suit your individual needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Being of dual heritage (African/European) and raised in London has also informed my work. Not only has my personal experiences, both past and present enabled me to build connections with people from different ethnicities and cultures. These experiences have also strengthened my awareness and understanding of the impact on various diverse groups, the experiences, adversity, challenges, and feelings surrounding this.

Qualification and Training

  •  Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  •  Level 3 In Counselling (CPCAB)
  •  Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Qualified in Eco Therapy- Walk & Talk
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Advance Community Work
  • BA in Sociology and Social policy

Member organisations

BACP

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.

BAATN

Black, African and Asian Therapy Network

Black, African and Asian Therapy Network

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

From £50.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Please call or email for a FREE CONSULTATION to find out more on how I can help you can and get a feel if I am the right person for you, with no obligation.

I am happy to to discuss fees on an individual basis and offer a sliding scale/ concessions for those on low income and students

  • Individual ongoing online /telephone sessions- £65
  • Face to face session £70- £75
  • Single Session Therapy (online/telephone - £65
  • Walk & Talk session (Eco therapy) £60-£70

Availability

Offering flexible online and face to face sessions from Clapham , Battersea and Herne Hill, located with great accessible transport links.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss.

Further information

For further details about me, how I work and the services I offer, please have a look at my website www.aplacecalledme.com 

South West London
London
SW11

South East London
London
SE24

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Marlicah Onayomake

Marlicah Onayomake