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About me

I work from a Person Centred approach which means I believe each individual is unique and can reach their full potential given the right conditions including a safe space to be heard and understood. I am committed to non-discriminatory practices and to fostering equality in the therapeutic relationship.

I aim to provide an empathic, safe and reflective space for you to gain self-awareness, improve your psychological wellbeing and make better life choices.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP) and follow their ethical code of practice. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Training : 

  • Level 1 award in interpersonal skills.
  • Level 2 certificate in counselling skills.
  • Level 3 award in counselling skills and theory.
  • Diploma in therapeutic counselling

Other courses I have recently completed are...

  • Open university course for working with clients online
  • Counselling tutor working with clients online
  • Mental Health & the body: Treating trauma
  • Working with Shame 
  • Working with relational trauma: dealing with disorganised attachment
  • Eventbrite - dealing with procrastination
  • Dealing with distress: working with suicide and self harm
  • Working with trauma

Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked over 15 years in a welfare support role with a diverse range of adults and young adult clients. Since becoming a counsellor I have continued to work with various National organisations and Charities, supporting a range of psychological, emotional difficulties and trauma, ranging from anxiety, depression, adjustment to loss & bereavement, challenging life transitions, and concerns around self-esteem.

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.

Fees

From £35.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer an initial free 30 minutes introductory telephone or zoom session where we discuss your expectations, you can get a feel of how I work and how relaxed and safe you feel within our relationship.

*Face to face 50 minute counselling session £45

*Zoom and telephone 50 minute counselling session £35.

Currently I only have availability for evening sessions at 18:30, 19:30, 20:30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturday mornings at 10am, 11am either via phone, or  zoom. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am flexible and happy to discuss fortnightly sessions if suits your needs best. 

East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Counselling room is compliant with health and safety and Covid 19 regulations

Additional languages

Kiswahili, Kikuyu

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Nyawira Njiraini

Nyawira Njiraini