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Reg. MBACP, Dip. Psychotherapeutic Counselling

About me

As a registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (MBACP) and Psychotherapist in training, I currently offer Zoom sessions.

I want clients to feel comfortable when embarking on therapy, it can be a vulnerable and unsettling time. I am a friendly, down-to-earth, genuine person. I offer a warm, kind, compassionate space where trust can be built through patience and empathy.

I will not judge you, I will listen and help you to explore both past and present issues that may be holding you back and causing you difficulties.

All feelings are welcome, and I aim to support you to find more emotional balance where a centred and grounded connection in your mind and body can aid healing and growth.

Whatever your reasons for seeking support, I am here to listen without distraction, to fully see, hear and accept you in your wholeness, without judgement, with care, compassion and empathy. I can help you to explore anything that is impacting your everyday life, functioning and wellbeing, to become more choiceful in how you live your life, to feel more confident, resilient and empowered.

I welcome people of all nationalities, races, religions, ages, genders, disabilities and those from the LGBTQ+ community and people with neuro-diversities.

I adapt my style as the work progresses to help achieve your aims.

Next steps to get started...

First of all contact me by phone or email so we can set up an initial 20 minute phone-call to discuss what has brought you to counselling and what you are hoping to get out of it. If we agree to work together... we will find a convenient time slot and begin weekly (50 minute) sessions. In the first full session we will discuss contractual information, confidentiality and practicalities. 

For more details please go to my website:

siobhantalktherapy.com

Training, qualifications & experience

2021: Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling - (Metanoia Institute, London)

2017-2023: Post Grad Diploma & MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy. Advanced Trainee Psychotherapist working towards full qualification in 2023 - (Metanoia Institute, London)

2018-2022: Centre of Change Counselling and Mentoring Service, Croydon. Offering short and long-term weekly counselling sessions to a diverse community of clients.

I work with whatever clients brings and am open to a range of different experiences. I am also highly skilled and experienced with working with victims and survivors of Domestic Abuse. I am able to support men and women who are struggling in unhealthy relationships, whose self-belief, self-worth and self-esteem may have been eroded, leaving them unable to assert their boundaries, stand up for themselves or make healthy decisions.

I can help identify: Gaslighting, coercive control, psychological, emotional,    financial, sexual and physical abuse both present and historical.

I am experienced in working with people from different cultural backgrounds and am open and responsive to all issues around diversity. 

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Low self-esteem, apathy, emotional imbalance 
  • Job dissatisfaction, loss of direction
  • Covid-19 related anxiety / isolation
  • Feeling unfulfilled, lost, numb
  • Attachment issues
  • Identity issues
  • Searching for meaning
  • Mixed-race relationships / parenting and identity issues

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£50 for a 50 minute session.

(An initial 20 minute phone consultation is free and can be arranged for a time that suits you).

Bromley, Greater London, BR2

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom