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Dip. Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP (Reg.)

About me

I am an experienced counsellor based in the centre of Balham, working with clients with a wide range of presenting issues. Deciding to start counselling can be daunting, so my work is to create a safe emotional space in which you can feel secure, supported and understood. As an integrative counsellor, for me there is no 'one size fits all' approach to counselling, and although the basis of my practice is person-centred, I also draw upon my knowledge of a range of counselling models - CBT, Gestalt, psychodynamic, mindfulness, transactional analysis - to tailor my counselling approach to your particular needs and circumstances.

Whether you need short-term support through a crisis or longer-term therapy to deal with a deep-seated issue, I am here to take that journey by your side.

Together we can explore the messages you have learned about yourself from your life experiences and examine which are helpful and which are now standing in your way. From this you can move into a deeper understanding of who you are, why you are who you are, and who you can become.

The majority of my work is done on an open-ended basis. However it is always your decision how many sessions you choose to have, and this is something that we can discuss during your first session and review during the course of your counselling.

Sessions are 50 minutes long and take place weekly, although I occasionally have availability for fortnightly sessions. I can see you either during the day or in the evening.

Reviews:

"Siobhan is a very kind therapist; she gave me space to explore my own thoughts under no pressure yet wasn’t afraid to challenge me when I was stuck down a rabbit hole or repeating habitual behaviours. She is also insightful; able to make connections between current issues and past experiences, pointing out patterns that would have been impossible for me to see alone. My work with Siobhan has given me a better understanding of who I am today, and the courage to try and change some of my self-sabotaging behaviours.” - testimonial by AC

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'The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.' - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member MBACP

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, 2013

Counsellor at Wimbledon Guild Counselling Service 2011-17

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £60.00 to £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£75 per session in the evening; £60 per session during the day.

When I work

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Daytime and evening appointments available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Mondays - evening appointments only. Close to Balham tube / Balham High Road.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom