Natasha Suriya Hyland MBACP
Currently in these very difficult and frustrating times I am primarily available for Skype, Zoom or phone sessions.
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
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)
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 am an external assessor at Sutton Counselling.
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
I offer both time limited therapy, 6-24 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.
Initial 50 minute consultation fee: £55
On-going 50 minute counselling session: £60-75
Skype, Zoom or Phone session fee: £50-70
Please e-mail to enquire.
I can be contacted through e-mail: Monday-Friday between 8-18.