Mina De Pasquale
My relational approach focuses on the belief that we all have the potential and ability to adapt and to achieve positive relational patterns, and to overcome and change destructive or negative behaviour, often resulting from a pattern or survival strategy set in childhood.Empathy, congruence and acceptance are central to creating a trusting relationship. I always adopt a non-judgemental, genuine approach to enable a person to feel safe and understood whilst maintaining high levels of confidentiality. This helps a client to feel valued and able to develop their own solution.
I am experienced in working with people who are:
- FEELING GENERALLY LOW (e.g. experiencing ongoing loneliness, a sense of futility, a lack of direction, moodiness, stress, confusion, anger, trouble sleeping, depression, anxiety)
- FACING A SPECIFIC CRISIS (e.g. loss, change, trauma, illness, issues around fertility, abortion, relationship break-ups, divorce, bereavement)
- OVERCOMING ADDICTION (e.g. illegal and legal drugs, food related addiction)
- WANTING TO IMPROVE RELATIONSHIPS (e.g. experiencing difficulty forming and sustaining satisfying relationships, problems with personal or work relationships, difficulty with intimacy)
- TRYING TO COME TO TERMS WITH PHYSICAL AND/OR SEXUAL ABUSE (including victims of domestic violence).
What is Counselling:
Counselling is a confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, beliefs or experiences over a period of time with the support of a trained listener. It is a non-judgmental, safe space, which helps to be able to reflect what is happening in your life and find alternative ways of handling them.
Talking it through with a trusted counsellor helps to develop self-awareness and insight into how a person relates both to themselves and to those around them, along with finding new methods of dealing with everyday life experiences. It is important that counsellors don't tell you what to do, as the aim is for a person to gain autonomy and self-government.
The first step is to arrange an initial session, where we can meet each other and discuss what you would like to achieve from counselling. It will also give you an idea of how I work and is an opportunity for you to ask me questions.If you decide that counselling is for you and we both feel that we can work together then, usually, sessions are weekly and last for 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in integrative Supervision of Individuals and Groups
Working with Self Harm
Working with Sexual abuse
Working with Trauma
Attachment in Counselling
Working with Couples
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work at two locations:
One to one, Clapham Junction £70
Couple, Clapham Junction £90
One to one, Liverpool Street, EC2M £80
Couple, Liverpool Street £100
Supervision £60 in both locations.
I also offer counselling in Italian