MA, MBACP. Integrative-Relational Psychotherapist.
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Deciding to have therapy can bring up a whirlwind of emotions and the thought of opening up to a virtual stranger can understandably feel daunting or overwhelming. With this in mind, I’d like to acknowledge and commend you for taking a huge first step in your journey towards making a change in your life.
About me & my practice
My name is Ricquel (pronounced Rick-Elle) and I’m an integrative-relational psychotherapist offering short-term counselling to support clients suffering from specific issues such as depression and anxiety, as well as long-term psychotherapy for those on a journey towards self-exploration and personal growth.
In addition to my private practice, I am an experienced Rape Crisis Counsellor, and can also offer specialist counselling for survivors of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.
My integrative-relational approach to counselling integrates being person-centred with psychodynamic theory, which means I will be led by you about what to focus on in therapy, yet will also seek to explore how your current difficulties may have been influenced by your past and relationships. Every person is different, so my therapeutic style incorporates different counselling approaches and techniques in our work together, such as mindfulness for example, if it feels as though this might be beneficial for you.
How I work with clients
The most important thing to me in therapy is creating a safe, non-judgemental space for you to feel seen and heard, where you can talk through your issues and explore what might be causing them. I do not give advice or tell you what to do, my aim is to build a trusting, respectful therapeutic relationship with you, where you feel supported to find your own solutions on how to heal, move forward and create meaningful change in your life.
My role is to stay alongside you in your process offering warmth and empathy, enabling you to connect with your emotions, deepen your self-awareness and identify any emotional wounds that are impacting your current life and relationships. In doing so I hope to assist you in reconnecting with your wants and needs, so you can feel content, confident and live as your authentic self.
I believe that we are all diverse individuals whose lives and issues are influenced by varied experiences and intersections, based on; background, culture, ethnic identity, gender identity, sexuality, disability etc. My therapeutic approach values difference and acknowledges that each client has their own unique needs and experiences of the world, and I welcome you to bring your whole self into therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Qualifications & Experience
MA Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, University of Roehampton, London.
BSc Psychology, Brunel University, London.
I have an OCN Accredited Level 3 qualification in Counselling skills for Working with Female Survivors of Sexual Violence, and over 4 years’ experience providing advice and emotional support within the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) charity sector.
In addition to my counselling work, I have over 7 years of experience providing emotional support & mental health advice to adults and young people via various crisis helplines.
Continual Professional Development
As a member of the BACP I am committed to working within their Ethical Framework for Counselling & Guidelines for Good Practice. In accordance with these guidelines, I am committed to continuing my personal and professional development by completing further training.
- Race in the Counselling room
- Self-Harm & Suicide
- Working with Shame
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
From £65.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session
- Initial Assessment: £65
- Weekly session: £65
Face to Face/In-person sessions:
- Initial Assessment: £70
- Weekly session: £75
When I work
I’m available for face-to-face sessions in Greenwich on Monday afternoons and evenings.
I can offer flexible hours for online and telephone sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Where do I begin?
I offer a free, initial 20-minute call to give you an opportunity to ask any questions you might have and to give you a feel of whether we can work well together. You can message, email or call me to arrange this call at a time that's convenient for you.
It’s very important you choose a therapist that feels right for you, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Following on from this initial call you can book your first assessment session with me which will be our starting point for understanding your current issues, and your goals and expectations for therapy.
Therapy Session Info
Sessions last for 50 minutes and once we’ve agreed to work together our sessions will take place on the same day, at the same time each week.
I offer sessions either; Face-to-Face, Online via Zoom, or via Telephone.
In person sessions take place at counselling rooms in Greenwich, close to both Greenwich Rail & Cutty Sark DLR Stations. The rooms are accessed via stairs, so unfortunately aren't accessible for those with mobility issues or wheelchair users.