Mind in Enfield believes that our life experiences and the environment we live in play a major part in influencing our mental health. The experience and expression of our distress is individual. All people are valuable, worthy of respect and have a right to be genuinely heard.
Mind in Enfield seeks to acknowledge, respond to and support that individuality.
Why do people come for counselling?
Many people experience all sorts of difficulties in their lives. These might include personal relationships, situations at work or problems at home.
When we face these difficulties it may be helpful to work with a counsellor to find ways of understanding what you are experiencing.
Our counselling service offers psychological support for a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, traumatic life experiences, relationship difficulties, bereavement, a concern with sexuality and identity, emotional concerns with disability or living with a long term medical condition, mental health issues, career and life changes a well as life events past and present.
How can counselling help?
Your counsellor will provide you with a non-judgmental and confidential space for your to explore your challenges and your thoughts.
The relationship with your counsellor might help you to explore further your experience which may lead into a deepening insight into patterns of behaviour, past and present relating and emotional difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
Mind In Enfield is a register and Accredited charity with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and we work in line with the Ethical Framework for Good Practice produced by BACP.
Mind in Enfield provides a confidential service. The identity of our clients is protected. Our clients can speak freely knowing that everything they say during counselling sessions stays within the counselling service.
We will consult with our clients before involving anyone else in their care. Disclosure may be authorised by client consent or the law. Where we are legally required to disclose information, we will discuss this in detail with the client at the assessment stage of the counselling process.
Exceptional circumstances may prevent the counsellor from seeking client consent to a breach of confidence due to the urgency and seriousness of the situation, for example, preventing the client causing serious harm to self or others. In such circumstances the counsellor has an ethical responsibility to act in ways which balance the client’s right to confidentiality against the need to communicate with others.
Accessibility is one of the values of Mind in Enfield, which aims to ensure that all services (e.g.Counselling) it delivers are accessible to all sections of the community.
Mind in Enfield has a plan to improve accessibility for all:
- Education of local communities about the value of counselling for a variety of mental health problems: e.g. anxiety and depression.
- Continue to recruit counsellors and psychotherapists who offer talking therapies in other languages than English.
- Counselling sessions to be delivered at locations close to where clients live.
Member organisations *
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Mind in Enfield provides low cost counselling service that gives people access to counselling on the basis of their needs rather than their capacity to pay.