Sinitha Ratnaselvam

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London E17 & Ilford IG6
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor and I have a BACP-Approved Diploma in Integrative Relational Therapeutic Counselling. As an Integrative therapeutic counsellor, I use a range of theoretical approaches to help you reach your goals of therapy. Whether it is feeling unsure of the future, family-related stress or wanting help with anxiety, help is at hand and we will go at your pace.

We all learn, process and grow in different ways and I will take your lead in what works best for you and what you want to talk about. Counselling encourages you to be autonomous, so that you are able to make decisions about yourself and your life. You may have questions about the present, future or past and counselling gives you the space and time to explore this with a non-judgemental and empathetic individual.

I see you as a unique person, with nuanced experiences and perspectives. Taking this into account, I help to facilitate a sense of self that is meaningful to you, with regards to personal and cultural context. Diversity in cultural and socio-economic backgrounds between you and I will not hinder my capacity to empathise with your circumstance and I am committed to seeking clarification if I find myself with incomplete knowledge.

Integrative counselling draws on techniques from different types of therapy to tailor an approach specifically for you, depending on what you would like to work on e.g. managing stress or processing relationship issues. I have skills in a diverse range of therapy e.g. person-centred therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, Gestalt therapy, transactional analysis (TA) and creative therapy. If you have a particular approach you would like to work with, please let me know so we can collaboratively create a working contract that suits you.

Deciding to begin therapy and choosing a therapist may appear overwhelming, especially if this is the first experience. You may not be absolutely sure what you would like to talk about in counselling initially, and maybe just curious about how it could positively impact your life and mental health. With that in mind, I offer a free fifteen minute call (phone or video) to answer any questions before committing to work together.

My work is always client-led, so you decide the short term and long term agendas for our sessions. I appreciate that these can change throughout the therapeutic process and I warmly welcome you to present new themes as and when you would like to.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I am a fully Registered Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), adhering to their Ethical Framework (2018).
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Additional information

Limited concessions available for low-income households and students

Further information

Theoretical Approach: Integrative

London, Greater London, E17

Ilford, Greater London, IG6

Type of session

In person
Sinitha Ratnaselvam
Sinitha Ratnaselvam