Bukola Ruth Aina

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Counsellor, MNCPS (Acc.)
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor, NCPS Registered and BACP member dedicated to helping and supporting clients work through whatever challenges they may be facing. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, bereavement and grief, emotional issues, relationship problems, or simply feeling stuck in life. I provide therapeutic counselling to support my clients every step of the way. 

Clients I work with

Adults, teenagers, adult and older adults

Feel free to call, text or email me.


Indeed, life is full of challenges and obstacles that can be overwhelming at times. It's important to recognise that seeking help and support is not a sign of weakness, but rather a strength. It takes courage to ask for help and to work through difficult situations.

Practice description

I offer a free 15-minute introductory session to chat through what brings you to counselling and in subsequent sessions, we delve deeply into issues at hand, and work collaboratively to create a plan for addressing them in ways that helps you get your lives back. My private practice provides support to a variety of presenting issues in both child/adulthood, such as Anxiety, Stress, Relationships, Loss and Grief, Sexuality and more. Most of my clients see a gradual lifting of symptoms within the first month and sustained improvement thereafter.

What I can help with

As a result of different life challenges, I help with people experiencing depression, anxiety, low-self esteem, trauma, bereavement, emotional or relationship problems. I provide a person centred and client's lead sessions, where you can explore how things truly means for you right now, working with you using the best suitable approach and supporting you to facilitate and identify your sense of self and inner strength which will help you gain clearer insight into yourself and the present situations.

What to expect

I am an active listener, trustworthy, non-judgmental, and passionate. I thrive to continuously create a safe, nurturing and warm counselling space for a healthy counselling relationship journey, where you will feel safe to talk about, explore and understand your thoughts and feelings. All my therapeutic counselling relationship journey are client focused, and clients driven regardless of the experiences and struggling.

My major goal is to enhance clients' effectiveness and ability to cope with problems or the situation at hand and facilitate behaviour change to establish and build good emotional well-being, develop coping mechanisms, improve you relationships, and achieve your personal goals towards your journey of healing and wellbeing. I will help and support your journey to the place where your self-awareness, self-identity, self-authenticity and happiness is no longer temporary.


I believe that everyone has the potential to lead a fulfilling, happy, peaceful and meaningful life, and I am committed to helping and supporting you to achieve that. I strongly believe we are all unique, and our experiences shape us differently. This is why I firmly believe that each individual requires a personalised approach in counselling and as we continuously journey to building a collaborative relationship based on trust, empathy, and understanding with clients as the top priority.

Types of therapy

Integrative approach, drawing from various therapeutic modalities such as person-centred, cognitive-behavioural, mindfulness and psychodynamic and I aim to provide you with the tools and skills necessary to overcome your challenges.


Please remember that counselling can have a profound impact on the lives of those who seek it, and I feel privileged to be able to guide you through your journey towards wellness and growth.

If you are seeking a safe and supportive space to work through your struggles, I would be honoured to assist you in your journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Working with bereavement and loss (Level 2)
  • Counselling skills (Level 3)
  • Counselling skills (Level 2)
  • Counselling for grief and loss (Level 2)
  • Certificate in Youth Work Practice (Level 2 and 3)
  • Unhealthy relationships (CPD)
  • Understanding and Application of Solution Focused Therapy Principles (CPD)
  • Working with Bereavement and Loss (Adults) CPD

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

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£50.00 - £59.99
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I am currently welcoming individual clients at a rate of £50 per 50min session and couples/family at £60 per 50min session.

I do offer a discounted rate (on all fees) to students, Low income, OAPs, Refugees, and Unemployed which is negotiable at the discretion of myself and the client.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work from 10 am to 8 pm Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays and I can also offer weekend sessions online and face to face if needed.

Comet Way, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Bukola Ruth Aina
Bukola Ruth Aina