Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Ekani
I am a female counsellor offering one to one sessions. I work with adults only, both male and female. My particular areas of interest are: depression, anxiety, stress, anger, separation/divorce, loss, domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault, self- esteem and self- worth, spirituality, effects of racism, identity & belonging, adoption issues and personal development. However, many people are unsure of exactly what they would identify as their own particular issue and just feel that, generally, life feels unsatisfactory to them and I am also very much interested in this area.
What you can expect
You can expect to be heard, to be respected and valued.
Your counselling sessions would normally take place weekly and provides a confidential, non-judgemental and safe space in which you can truly be yourself and have the time to focus entirely on you and your concerns.
We would work together to help you to gain a fuller understanding of yourself and your particular difficulties, and how you can get in touch with your inner resources in order to address them.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Humanistic Integrative counselling 1999
Diploma in Counselling 2001
I am a registered member of BACP and abide by its ethical framework.
I have over 20 years experience of working in the voluntary sector in various roles, firstly with victims of crime and, subsequently, with women affected by domestic violence. I currently work in private practice in Stratford, East London, offering counselling for a variety of issues.
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 day time and evening appointments.
To find out more, or to book an appointment for an initial, exploratory session, please give me a call. If you reach my voicemail, please leave a message and I will call you back.
Transport & Parking
Parking is available in close proximity to the advice arcade.
The advice arcade is a ten minute walk from Stratford underground (central & jubilee lines and British rail) and is next to Morrisons supermarket.