Sian Naftal MBACP, Dip Couns.
*Due to the covid 19 crisis I am offering online or telephone counselling at a reduced rate. I feel that now more than ever accessible counselling is needed to help with our anxieties, whether as a direct consequence of the virus or that our existing anxieties have been exacerbated by it.
Does life feel like its getting on top of you?
Could you benefit from a place to take some time-out?
...to explore your thoughts and feelings
... to get back on a front foot again
Do you feel alone and that no-one understands, and/or is listening?
My name is Sian and I am an experienced and qualified integrative counsellor. I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I am passionate about the benefits that counselling can give in helping to improve our mental wellbeing.
Counselling is a talking therapy that takes place in a safe, non judgemental environment and it provides the opportunity discuss concerns with an independent person. Counselling can provide information or challenges but not advise you how to live your life.
Counsellors are trained to help others cope with emotional and social issues which can affect people of all ages. You may be suffering from anxiety or depression, have relationship problems, low self-esteem, have been bereaved or be dealing with other difficult events. Counselling provides you with a chance to talk about your feelings and experiences in a safe place with someone who will listen to and support you. Your counsellor will seek to understand, not judge and will work with you to make sense of your situation and make changes that improve your life.
I specialise in working with issues around the following:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Fertility Issues
- Donor Conception, surrogacy and adoption
- Miscarriage, pregnancy and baby loss
- Pre-natal and post-natal anxiety and depression
- Paternal post-natal anxiety and depression
- Relationship difficulties
- Work issues
I work with individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
I also have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ+ community.
Please check my website www.skncounselling.com
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Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am qualified with a Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling with the CPCAB (counselling awarding body). I am also a member of the British Infertility Counselling association (BICA) and have completed many courses with them.
While qualifying, I studied different theoretical approaches to counselling which enables me to create an appropriate and integrated approach for each client. This may also include elements of coaching.
Further qualifications include: BA (hons), Certificate in Couples Counselling, Certificate in CBT.
I am a fully trained bereavement counsellor and currently work at Hackney Bereavement Centre/St Josephs Hospice. I am also a volunteer for Bliss, providing emotional support to families who have babies on the neonatal intensive care unit. I am also an active media volunteer for Fertility Network UK.
I am involved in the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology's 'Womens Voices' and attend regular meetings linked to women's health issues.
These include infertility, baby and pregnancy loss, perinatal health, domestic violence, menopause and women's cancers.
Previously I was a counsellor with CliniQ, an organisation who provide holistic therapies for trans and non binary folk. I was also a telephone counsellor for Childline and a Helpline Volunteer for the Terence Higgins Trust, who provides support for people affected by HIV/AIDS.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am currently charging £55 for a 50 minute online session, I have reduced my fees to reflect the difficult times we are in. This can be for an agreed time period or open ended, depending on the reasons for therapy.
I offer a free, initial telephone consultation.
We will also have frequent reviews to see how the sessions are going.