Hello and welcome
My name is Novena-Chanel, and I am a registered integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Nutritional Advisor, Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher and Clinical Supervisor. I also work as a Media Consultant and Workshop Facilitator, advising on issues around Childhood Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Family Breakdowns, Home Education/Homeschooling and Self-Care.
I work from a holistic and therapeutic approach; working with my clients to identify, work through and heal difficult patterns within their lives' and relationships. I support you in beginning the process of challenging negative thought patterns and circumstances; often breaking unhealthy generational cycles and epigenetic transformation.
My aim is to empower you to realise and work towards your full potential; while building practical and realistic foundations to maintain your desired therapeutic goals, long after our work together ends.
Although some may find talking to family and friends helpful and nurturing, others may find that the close relationships prevent them from being completely open and honest; fearing repercussions, gossip or ridicule.
However, the counselling relationship offers you a safe, confidential and protected space and time; where you are supported in exploring your concerns; given permission to cry when you are hurt, and show anger when you have been let down. It is a professional relationship where your experiences are respected and accepted; regardless of your age, life history, background, thoughts or experience.
Often for some, this will be your first experience of a relationship where you are valued for who you are and what you present, without bias or negative judgement.
You are safe and allowed to be yourself.
What about Counselling or Coaching in the Park/Outdoors?
I understand that for some, the constraints of a therapy room may be daunting, and even off putting; so I offer a new and innovative approach of Counselling and Coaching in the Park.
The process of Walk-Talk Therapy™️ highlights the need to continuously move forward, while maintaining a connection with self and our surroundings.
Outdoor Locations: Kennington Park, Slade Gardens, Brockwell Park or Hyde Park (one Lunchtime appointment available per week in Hyde Park).
Online Skype and Zoom Therapy
I also offer Skype and Zoom sessions for those who are housebound or unable to attend regular sessions in-person.
How do you book an initial Consultation/Session?
You've taken the first step already!
If you think that Counselling or Coaching might be of help to you, or you are unsure and want to discuss it further, please feel free to contact me for a brief chat. Our first session will work as an initial assessment; a chance to meet each other; talk over your concerns; learn more about the way I work, and most importantly, ensure that you feel comfortable to continue.
Please visit my website at www.theequilibriumcoach.com where you can book a free fifteen minute introductory call (scheduled at your convenience), and find out more about my services.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started my career over sixteen years ago working within the public, private and charity sector; commanding roles ranging from managing staff teams of 20+ to working as a support worker within homeless hostels across London. I have worked within the NHS as a Counsellor, as well as numerous other well-established and respected charities such as Solace Women’s Aid, London Friend and The Women’s and Girl’s Network. I also offer Clinical Supervision to the staff of charities such as Victim Support and RAPt.
BSc (Hons.) Integrative Counselling
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Diploma in Counselling Supervision
Diploma in Acupressure Massage
Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Diploma in Life Coaching
Reiki First and Second Degree Certificates
Domestic Violence Training
Sexual Violence and Abuse Training
Working with Trauma Training
Working with Couples Training - Couples Therapy
Acupressure Massage and Reiki Training
Diversity and Mental Health Training
Working with Sexual Minorities Training
HIV and Sexual Health Training
Personality Profiling Training
Life / Wellbeing Coaching Training
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Training
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer intercultural therapy, exploring identity, culture and diversity.
From £70.00 to £120.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Individuals - £70.00 - £75.00 per session*
Couples - £95.00 - £120.00 per session*
I also have specialised training working with couples and families in the LGBTQ community.
Counselling in the Park/Outdoors- £75.00 - £120.00 per session**
Unemployed Students and Concessions - £45.00 per session
I offer a sliding scale and limited concessions to those who are on low incomes, and/or in receipt of income-based benefits. Please contact me for more details.
EAP and Charities - Please contact me for rates.
Counselling Supervision - (Individual and Group) £60.00 - £100.00* - £90.00 for 1 1/2 hours per month. Please see my Supervision Profile.
Coaching Sessions - £85.00 per appointment as part of a Coaching Package, or £95.00 per appointment.
* Weekend, 06:00am and 9:00pm appointments are charged at the higher scale (£75.00). Based on fee for weekly sessions.
** Depending on location.
Monday - Sunday 06:00am - 10:00pm
I offer weekend sessions and weekday appointments from 10:00am until 9:00pm. I also offer outdoor Counselling/Counselling in the Park, and Skype Therapy to those who are physically unable to attend.
Please feel free to contact me for any further information on 02032907538.