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FdA BA (Hons) - Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor

About me

*** Throughout the current situation with COVID-19, I am carrying out all sessions through the telephone or secure online video platform. I have considerable experience in offering safe, supportive and effective telephone and video counselling. Get in touch to find out more. ***

How working together would look like?

My approach is focused on exploring your difficulties from an integrative perspective, where the emphasis of the work is on the human condition as a whole. My interventions have their roots in person-centred therapy and aim to take account of the diversity of the human condition. I aim to encourage you to take responsibility for your responses, actions and behaviours. I place the relationship between myself as a therapist and you as a client, at the heart of my work by creating a safe, trusting, caring, confidential and non-judgmental space. I feel privileged when people share their lives with me and honoured that they trust me and the therapeutic relationship we build to facilitate the change they desire.

Why choose counselling?

I believe counselling to be an opportunity for you to explore, make sense of yourself and your experiences, leading to the development of a greater sense of self and an increased capacity of making authentic and satisfying choices in your life. In addition, it is an opportunity for you to feel listened to, to feel heard and understood, to be around someone who is doing her best to be authentic and congruent. This experience will hopefully encourage you to risk increased authenticity yourself and will determine you to join in a relationship with another individual who offers you warmth, unconditional positive regard and respect.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a BA (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling awarded by Middlesex University and a Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling awarded by Plymouth University.

I am a Individual Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) working within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I hold a current DBS Certificate (Disclosure and Barring Service).

To be fully present for the clients and accomplishing the challenging intra and interpersonal task of helping them grow, I am committed to get fully involved in continuous personal development in order to gain a better knowledge of my values, prejudices and biases, increase awareness of self and others, develop self-acceptance and also develop the ability to step out of a situation and look at it in a more holistic way.

I am extremely passionate of working with young people, as from my personal experience, this stage in a human development can have a great impact on how the person is being, thinking and acting in adulthood. From my experience of tutoring young people, I was privileged to witness how vital an intervention is for a young person’s future and how, with support, understanding and trust, they can grow and suffer less.

Furthermore, the work I am doing in a voluntary capacity with charitable organisations that provides support to vulnerable young people and adults who want to manage and understand their difficulties in order to find a fresh perspective,  has improved my knowledge of mental health conditions and provided further insight into the challenges facing individuals and their families.

I am experienced in both time limited brief therapy and long-term therapy.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

If you feel that you are interested in working with me, I invite you to contact me either by phone and email, to have a free short informal chat about what is bringing you to therapy and discuss how we can work together.

An assessment session will follow, at a time and day that will suit both of us. The assessment session will deepen our understanding of each other and will give us the opportunity to establish the terms for our future collaboration.

I am able to offer time limited brief therapy or long-term therapy on a weekly basis, tailored according to your needs.

Assessment Session £45 (50 Minutes)

Ongoing Sessions £45 (50 Minutes)

When I work

Online video or telephone sessions available. Monday to Friday, daytime and evenings

Further information

** Please note:

Unfortunately, due to the practical limitations imposed by working in a private setting, I do not offer to work with the following client groups:

  • People actively involved in sexually offending behaviour
  • People suffering from severe, active addictions or enduring mental illness
  • People suffering from diagnosed personality disorders.

Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Accessible services from your own home, through online or telephone counselling.

Additional languages

Romanian