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Life can be tough and overwhelming at times and we can get downtrodden and exhausted by it all. Since the pandemic there are so very many more pressures and stresses, whether they be emotional, practical or financial. You may be spending more time with family which causes friction or you may be struggling having to spend so much time on your own. Everyone needs help now and then and it can feel really scary to ask for it, but the alternative is to remain isolated and alone. Speaking to a therapist can be an opportunity to clear your mind, alleviate your anxiety and find a way forward. It gives you the chance to talk about things that have been bottled up which family or friends may find difficult to hear.

I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to give you the confidence to talk about what is worrying you. Reflecting on your experiences can really help you make effective changes so your life feels more manageable and fulfilled. It’s not about opening old wounds, but actually about healing them.

I know money can be a real issue right now and because I believe counselling should be available to everyone I'm happy to offer reduced rates if that would help.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Hertfordshire in Psychodynamic and Humanistic Therapy (BACP accredited) and have lectured in counselling. I have a BSc in Mathematics & Psychology from the University of London and I am also a qualified trainer and mediator.

I worked for 8 years as a bereavement counsellor supporting people dealing with the loss of someone significant in their lives. I was one of a small team running the charity Maytree, a sanctuary in London for people who are having thoughts of taking their lives. I am now a student counsellor at the University of Northampton.

I have experience working with addiction, not only drugs and alcohol, but gambling and eat issues.

I have a great deal of experience working with people in suicidal crisis, managing a respite centre for people at their peak of despair and supporting them at this very difficult time.

I am a qualified mediator supporting young people and their parents who are going through difficulties in their relationships. I am a qualified trainer and have worked with people in addiction recovery. I also teach sexual health in schools, working for a Harley Street practice.

I work freelance for ITV morning television as a counsellor.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling 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 Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I can offer mediation which can be a very positive way of improving difficult relationships, whether it be couples or parent and young person.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My fees are £40 per 1 hour session.

I know the current economic climate is not favourable and so I may be able to offer a reduced fee for low income and unemployed clients. I will do my best to help.

Availability

I will do my best to fit in with your timing requirements and I do work evenings and some Saturdays.

Further information

If you're not sure whether counselling is for you, do give me a call. It can be good to talk with the person you may choose as a therapist so you can get a feel whether you can work together.

Enfield
Middlesex
EN2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
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Roz Bicen Post Grad Diploma MNCS Accred

Roz Bicen Post Grad Diploma MNCS Accred