Praveena Pakium Dip.Couns, MBACP
I am a friendly, experienced and professional counsellor in Humanistic Person-Centred Counselling, working from Haslemere in Surrey.
At times life can be challenging, and it may be difficult to speak to our loved ones. I can provide a confidential, independent therapeutic relationship and trusting safe space to be heard and understood. I hope to enable you to explore any of your difficulties, with warmth and acceptance for who you are and without judgement. I believe that you are your own expert and I will explore alongside you facilitating your own self-discovery, listening and supporting you in piecing together your puzzle - helping you to gain clarity.
I work with empathy, developing an understanding of how you experience your world. I believe in working authentically and ethically with transparency and honesty. I feel that trust is within the foundations of the therapeutic relationship, and by working together you can develop your self-awareness – getting to know yourself better, identifying your difficulties and challenges, and in doing so working towards possible change and developing personal growth. Working with a Humanistic approach, I believe that the client and counsellor relationship is at the core of the therapeutic process, with the hope of developing an openness for a deeper understanding of emotions and finding the freedom to be who you are.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m a counsellor at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care supporting Bereaved and Pre-bereaved clients facing grief, loss and life changing circumstances. I have previously volunteered at a Sixth Form College working with young people from 16 years and over.
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
- NCFE Level 2 Award in Helping Skills
- NCFE Level 1 Award in Interpersonal Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Young People - No5 Young People
I am committed to developing my training by attending Continuing Professional Development to enrich my practice. Additional training includes:
- Family Constellations Workshop - An Introduction to Systemic Work
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy - An Introduction
- Death and Dying
- Child Protection
- Exploring Spirituality
- Understanding Cancer and Neurological Conditions
- Loss, Grief and Endings
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience working with bereavement, and other significant losses such as careers, identity and home. I have worked with low self-esteem, self-confidence, anxiety, depression, illness, self-harm, relationship/family issues, self-image, guilt, stress, anger, purpose and meaning.
Therapy sessions are 50 minutes with a fee of £45 per session (£35 for first initial appointment).
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their Ethical Framework, standards of proficiency and professional practice, including attending regular supervision.
I work with a Humanistic Person-Centred approach also informed by Existential Philosophy.
I work one-to-one both long term and short term with adults and young people from 16 years, offering daytime and evening appointments.
Please feel free to contact me for further information or for booking an initial appointment.