Sheila Samuels, Equlibrium Counselling , MSc, BSc, MBACP, MBPS,
I am a professional and qualified Integrative counsellor. I work with you at your pace, helping you through whatever it is that brought you to decide ‘now is the time’ to come for counselling.
As an Integrative therapist I tailor counselling individually to the needs of you, the client using various theoretical counselling processes including Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal and CBT, always ensuring that you are comfortable and check this at the beginning and end of each session.
I am non-judgemental, caring and work in such a way, which helps to bring clarity to the issues that are presented and work towards a goal that helps to bring balance to your life, hence the name ‘equilibrium’. As in life we go through so many different experiences and sometimes something happens to throw us off balance and then overwhelms us to the point that it weighs heavy on our minds.
The counselling space that is provided is one where I will strive to help you to feel safe and comfortable to explore what is brought to the session, everything discussed is confidential and worked with professionally to the standards of the BACP Ethical Framework.
I have worked with clients with varying presenting issues some of these include:
· Low self esteem
· Feeling Low
· Confidence issues
· Life changing incidents/Loss
· Troubles in Childhood
Please feel assured that whatever issue it is that you bring, we will work respectfully, professionally in either agreed, short term or open ended counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a MSc in Therapeutic Counselling which is an Integrative theoretical approach to counselling.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a member of the BPS (British Psychological Society).
I have counselled in forensic settings, Universities and for various charities including one that specialises in adult survivors of child sexual abuse. I also work in Private Practice. Each client is and has been treated as individuals and recognised as such.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are dependant on location and personal circumstance, i.e. a student or lower waged. Please call and this can be discussed
South East London £50-80.
Special consideration is given to people that work shifts or travel and are not able to attend sessions due to this, so Skype counselling may be offered to take this into consideration.