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About me

The first step in counselling is finding a counsellor you trust and feel comfortable with. I am a qualified integrative counsellor offering a confidential, non-judgmental space where we will work collaboratively to explore the difficulties and experiences that have brought you to counselling. Many people feel a relief when they are truly heard and understood, and this creates new insights and opens up a new path to move forward. Through counselling, we can create positive changes by exploring your current and past experiences, and identifying unhelpful patterns of thinking, allowing you to change and grow .

You may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, or a lack of purpose. You may feel overwhelmed, stuck, or lost in life. The current climate might be making you feel stressed and worried about your health, work or the future, so you want to find a way to cope with your anxiety caused by the ‘new normal’. Perhaps you know exactly what it is you want from counselling, or maybe you just feel you need to talk because something doesn’t feel quite right and you are struggling to cope. Either way, counselling is a journey of discovery, and I want to walk alongside you. Together, we can find hope and purpose for you again, we can change your negative core beliefs and empower you to set yourself a new horizon.

Who I work with
I am experienced working with adults and young people from various backgrounds and cultures. I focus on your unique situation and experiences as I concern myself with how things are from your own point of view, valuing the importance of your thoughts and feelings. I have worked with people of different ages who were navigating transitional periods in their lives. I also have experience working with people struggling with grief, coming to terms with chronic disease diagnosis, and supporting and empowering carers of family members. I work a lot with teenagers and young people who are trying to make sense of their feelings and emotions, as they learn to express themselves in a more healthy, positive way.

What next?
If this feels right for you, the next step is to contact me, and we can arrange a free 15 minute phone consultation to discuss what is bringing you to counselling, giving you the opportunity to ask questions, and get to know each other better without obligation. We can then arrange our first session where we will meet using Facetime, Skype or Zoom. I offer short term or open ended counselling, so we may work together for a few weeks, months, or years, depending on your preferences and needs. Most people find weekly sessions more useful, but later you may decide upon more or less regular sessions if you prefer.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the BACP, ensuring I work within their ethical guidelines and following their professional standards for good practice. Alongside this, I am committed to ongoing professional development and further training to ensure my knowledge and experience is up to date, allowing me to offer the best possible therapy.

I have completed a diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling, enabling me to use Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Somatic and Transactional Analysis theories within my work. I also use elements of my Philosophy Bachelors Degree to explore elements of existential and ethical dilemmas with clients.

I am experienced working with adults and young people with a variety of different issues, tailoring my therapeutic style for each person's needs. I currently volunteer for a mental health charity in London, working with adults with mild to moderate mental health challenges.

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic illness diagnosis
Living with chronic illness

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

£50 per session
£40 concessions per session

Concessions available for students.

I also offer concessions for NHS frontline workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Available for remote sessions on weekday daytimes and evenings.

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Whatsapp

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Naomi Edwards MBACP

Naomi Edwards MBACP