Saska Plowman Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (Integrative) MBACP - Accredited
I am an experienced, qualified . BACP Accredited , Psychotherapeutic counsellor and clinical supervisor. I provide a confidential , home based 1-2-1 Psychotherapeutic counselling service located in Hackney, Victoria Park, East London. I am fully insured.My home practice is easily accessible from central London by both public transport and by car. Please view my website for location maps and public transport routes.
My passion for therapeutic work has been the culmination of 21 years working with Individuals, Families, Young People and Children. My life experiences in these areas were my inspiration to continue in training as a therapist. Over the years I have been both inspired and humbled by the people I have worked with, particularly the capacity of individuals to strive towards positive growth even when life experiences have been traumatic and life circumstances difficult. The human capacity to overcome adversity never ceases to amaze me and this continues to drive my passion for this work.
My experience has provided me with the fundamental belief that whilst there are common elements to the human condition, we are all ultimately unique .Not one of us experiences life in the exact same way as anyone else. It has been this belief that led me to train as an integrative therapist and this has allowed me to develop a unique way of working. I use a variety of theory and techniques to enable you to explore yourself in a way which has meaning to you as an individual.
I am passionate about helping you explore both past relationships and experiences alongside the present circumstances which have bought you to therapy. By exploring these together, it becomes possible to highlight patterns and themes which can then be worked on therapeutically to increase self-awareness and to help create positive lasting changes which have meaning. Living life to the fullest, in the present is something which we all aspire to.
I myself, continue to strive towards positive growth. Professionally I continue to learn, attending lectures, courses and events related to my work. In doing this I continue to increase my own knowledge and keep up to date with the relevant skills and techniques that in turn help to ensure that you receive a good, well rounded and professional service. I am fully accredited by the BACP and alongside my psychotherapy practice , I teach counselling to trainees.
As well as working with individuals in Private Practice, I have worked in organisational settings including Addiction, Young people , mental health, families and bereavement. I also work as a tutor for counselling trainees.I am able to provide both short term and long term therapy and am able to work with a wide range of presenting issues.
Whether you are currently feeling low, depressed, experiencing social or general anxiety, suffering bereavement, having difficulty in relationships, have suffered abuse, are struggling to make life choices or feel you need support in another area of life, reaching out for help is a positive first step. I appreciate the importance of choosing the right therapist to support you on your journey. With this in mind I am happy to answer any questions you may have of me. Please feel free to make contact with me and I will endeavour to answer queries in an honest and open manner.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip L4 in Psychotherapeutic counselling
I hold certificates for additional training in Mental health, Childhood sexual abuse, Trauma, Attachment and Healing, Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, Psychosynthesis and addiction, FGM, CBT, Children and parental Mental health, Bereavement and loss, Pornography and sexual development ,Child Sexual Abuse.
I have 21 years experience working with young people , and have over 8 years experience working with adults in various capacities including therapy. I have worked with a variety of organisations in areas such as parenting, birth trauma, addiction, relationship issues, bereavement, sexual abuse and common mental health issues ( anxiety, depression, OCD ). I currently tutor Levels 2,3, and Diploma students of counselling.
I am currently finishing my Masters Degree in Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Birth Trauma, Parenting issues , Life transitions , Paedophilia , Historic abuse, Grief, loss , workplace bullying , Discrimination, post natal depression, SAD (seasonal affective disorder), affairs and betrayals, couples issues,
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
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£60 per 50 minute session.
( I hold a small availability of Low cost / concession sessions for counsellors in training and those on low incomes. Please enquire for more information and availability)
*cancelled sessions are chargeable if less than 24 hours notice is provided .
**Fees are payable weekly or monthly in advance by bank transfer.
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Should you wish to go ahead with counselling , you will first be offered an initial assessment session. This is an opportunity to explore your needs and expectations of therapy and get an idea of how we might work together to make some sense of your concerns ,and perhaps, find some way forward which has meaning for you.
Should you decide to continue with me, you will be offered weekly sessions at the same time each week for the duration of therapy.
You will be asked to sign a written counselling agreement which we will both adhere to for the duration of therapy.
Deciding to undertake therapy can feel daunting and I appreciate the importance of choosing the right person to support you on your journey.With this in mind , I am happy to answer any specific questions you may have prior to an assessment. Feel free to email or call me with any questions you may have. If I am unable to answer the phone, please leave a message and I will call back as soon as I am able to.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays Daytime ( I am able to offer early morning appointments from 7.30am onwards) and Evenings appointments. At Weekends I offer Telephone / Skype Counselling only
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am currently offering low cost supervision ( £25 per session) , for trainee and newly qualified counsellors as am currently competing my supervisor training at CPPD and am completing a MSC in Psychotherapy Studies. .