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About me

Hello, I am Rupa a fully qualified counsellor based in North London.

My hope is for us to work together to discover the changes important to you, by prioritising your own needs and well-being. Working collaboratively to discover new ways of managing which are unique to you.

Many clients I see feel emotionally overwhelmed which impacts their mental and physical health. In particular, managing alone can be extremely challenging and draining.

Counselling can offer relief from the intensity of what you are carrying. A chance to release whatever you are holding in a safe and confidential space. Time dedicated solely to you, a place to lean into and regain stability.

"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no one recipe for living that suits all cases" -  Carl Jung

Training, qualifications & experience

My training is in therapeutic counselling working with adults.  I work in short-term and long-term therapy.

Online Counselling

I currently offer online counselling (telephone and webcam via Zoom). I am hoping to return to in-person therapy in due course.

I offer a 15 min complimentary phone call to briefly discuss the type of help you are looking for should that be helpful.

Experience

  • Anxiety
  • Substance misuse (drug and alcohol)
  • Depression
  • Social anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Early childhood neglect
  • Bullying
  • Cultural identity issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Social isolation

Specialities

Addictions

I have key experience in working with adults challenged with substance misuse issues (drugs and alcohol). Offering emotional support to those in recovery. Sharing personal experiences has helped clients to identify the significant events, relationships, losses, etc which may have contributed to the dependency.

Insights in counselling can lead to personal growth, building resilience, and ways to maintain future stability.  For some this has been a profound transformative experience. Achieving a sense of confidence, empowerment, and hope for the future.

Carers

Supporting carers has been another key experience area. The demands of the caring role can take a toll, leading to physical and emotional exhaustion. The need to protect those they care for from their own emotional turmoil and distress can lead to intense feelings of frustration and hopelessness. By sharing their innermost thoughts and feelings in therapy clients are able to release what they have been unable to share with others.

Therapy has enabled carers to reconnect with their own needs. To explore the practical changes which are possible and reach out for additional support. This has helped them to feel less isolated and more connected to others. Inspiring hope and positive change.

Qualifications

  • Certificate In Online And Telephone Counselling (80 hours training):
  • BACP -  Certificate Of Proficiency (COP)
  • Level 4: Diploma: Therapeutic Counselling (Person-centred)
  • Level 3: Certificate In Counselling Skills
  • Level 2: Introduction To Counselling Skills

Voluntary experience

WDP (Westminister Drug Project)

Barnet Carers

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

  • Anxiety
  • Substance misuse (drug and alcohol)
  • Depression
  • Social anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Early childhood neglect
  • Bullying
  • Cultural identity issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Social isolation

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

Sessions

Consultation - £60.00

We begin with a 50min consultation as an introduction and a way to get to know one another. There is no obligation to continue as it's important you feel comfortable that I am the right match for your needs.

Future sessions £60.00

Should you decide to continue subsequent sessions are at the same cost for 50mins. We will arrange a weekly date and time suitable for you.

(Rates are negotiable depending on individual circumstances).

I encourage you to ask as many questions throughout the counselling process. Your feedback offers me guidance to ensure I am on track and meeting your needs.

Further information

I am fully insured and am a registered member of the BACP (British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy). I adhere to the BACP ethical framework.

For more information please visit www.bacp.co.uk.

My practice is regularly monitored by an experienced supervisor. Personal identifiable details are not shared during supervision, only the information which is relevant for the supervisor to offer me guidance in the work. (For safeguarding reasons there are some exceptions to confidentiality which we will discuss during the consultation).

Getting in touch

Please feel free to contact me for more details via email here or phone. I aim to respond within one working day.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Availability

Daytime 9:00-18:00pm

Evening slots available on request

Please contact me for availability on 07533 658894 or via email.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Rupa Lal (MBACP) - Therapeutic Counsellor

Rupa Lal (MBACP) - Therapeutic Counsellor