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MBACP
London SW7 & Croydon CR0

About me

I am a psychodynamic counsellor; We are all complex and multi-faceted beings with different needs and concerns at different points in life's journey. My role is to listen and create a safe environment in which you can explore your feelings and thoughts freely. Exploring these, often involving childhood/personal history, within a supportive and structured way with someone who is trained to do it safely, can help in deciding whether certain core beliefs, once held about you and the world, are no longer appropriate and can thus be replaced with alternative, healthier options.

I have worked with clients in a number of areas such as depression, anxiety, cultural issues, trauma, refugee-related work, autism, anger management, relationships, self-development, loneliness, loss and bereavement.

I have experience working with people who feel different, which can feel lonely and isolating at times. Here are some examples of difference:

Abuse – physical, emotional and psychological including child abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect.

Being different – A feeling of disconnection; feeling different to those around you; being the 'weird' one; not feeling connected to family; loneliness; intrusive thoughts; awkward in social situations etc

Cultural and ethnicity – In growing up & fitting in; mixed race relationships; religion; living in different countries; having mixed race heritage etc

Family – A culture of secrecy in the family; conflicts with honour, reputation & tradition; affairs; expectations & responsibilities etc

What I can provide:
As a psychodynamic counsellor I appreciate the impact of earlier life experiences on our thoughts, feelings and behaviours as adults. My aim is to allow an understanding of these historical events and relationships and to provide insight in to how we relate to others and ourselves in the present.

My professional approach with clients is relaxed and down to earth. My aim is to create a non-judgmental, insightful and confidential therapeutic relationship whilst supporting and working according to my client’s individual needs.

My practice draws on strengths specifically from psychodynamic practice and at times CBT, relational and humanistic approach. The psychodynamic approach entails exploring past and present influences and connections; whilst bringing awareness to recurring patterns of coping mechanisms and learning how to better manage these.

Counselling aims for insight into difficulties and distresses, enabling you to gain greater understanding and motivation to identify and discover more appropriate ways of coping. This will be explored within the initial session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & qualifications

Natasha Suriya Hyland MBACP

BSc Psychology

MA Counselling (Level 7)

Certificate/Training within the field of working with refugees

Certificate/Training in dissociated experience

Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Experience

As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I am bound by their code of ethics. As well as working with private clients, I have worked with clients in an organisational setting, Mind and Sutton Counselling, and I was an assessor at Sutton Counselling.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £60.00 to £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer both time limited therapy, 12-24 sessions, and open-ended therapy. Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually the same time each week.

I am mindful that the process of finding a counsellor may be difficult and therefore I offer an initial 50-minute consultation. This will give us an opportunity to meet and explore your concerns and needs. It is important for both of us to feel comfortable and to decide whether you wish to take up subsequent sessions.

On-going 50 minute counselling session: £65-85

Skype, Google Meet or Phone session fee: £60-75

Face-to-face session fee: £75-85

There are a limited number of LOW-COST COUNSELLING sessions.

Please note: Payments are payable by bank transfer before or straight after the session. You can also choose to pay a month in advance with a discount of £5. 

Please e-mail to enquire.

When I work

Please contact me for availability.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Danish, Urdu

Online platforms

Skype
Natasha Suriya Hyland

Natasha Suriya Hyland