Tina Chummun

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UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist & Trauma Specialist
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Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm an accredited Psychotherapist and Trauma Specialist and I have extensive experience of working with clients who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence and post-traumatic stress disorder. I have also successfully helped numerous clients, male and female, tackle a wide range of issues.

Examples of these are anxiety, depression, anger management, problems with relationships, family issues, trauma, shame, cultural identity, discrimination, bullying, career counselling, life coaching, bereavement, loss, loneliness, emotional abuse, addiction, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts and life stresses.

This means that if you are looking for help and support in any of these areas mentioned above (and many more), I would be able to work with you to give you the support you want and need.

I have worked at the Woman’s Trust, Wandsworth Bereavement Service, One in Four and within the NHS for The Havens, Kings College London. I have worked in part-time private practice for over 10 years where I love the autonomy of working with your best interests at heart.

What a therapy session would look like for you

During your therapy sessions you’ll learn more about yourself as you start to build a trustworthy therapeutic relationship with me. It may be daunting to have to share your personal details with a stranger, and I can completely understand how that may be for you. I hope to use my professional credentials and experiences to support you as best as I can, so that you will feel welcomed from the very start of your courageous journey.

By discussing what is happening for you and working together with me through further exploration of your experiences, it will mean you will start a process of becoming aware with why you think the way you do, how you come to think that way and what you can do about that to create the changes you want for yourself. Being aware of your thoughts, feelings and way of being in a safe, non-judgemental and empathic therapeutic relationship with me, will mean I am supporting you every step of the way, which will allow you to unlock your thinking patterns and create new ways of thinking.

What you can expect from counselling

You are the expert of your life, no one knows you better than you do. Your thoughts, feelings and experiencing are all unique to you. With my professional experience, I would be able to work with you to identify what you need to do to keep yourself fulfilled, and to be the best you can be. Being in a therapeutic relationship with you means we will work together to help you to where you want to be. And that can be in whatever form that takes so that you can get what you want and need from your counselling space. 

I’m passionate about psychotherapy and I would want to help you with your emotional and psychological wellbeing. I believe with the right support anything you want to be is possible. I am here to help you help yourself.

If you are an adult experiencing emotional issues or stresses and wish to discuss these feelings with an experienced psychotherapist like me, you’re in the right place. I welcome any questions before getting started, so please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • UKCP Accredited Registered Member
  • Masters of Science (MSc) in Contemporary Person Centred Psychotherapy and Application (Middlesex University).

I work full-time as a Digital Marketing Manager during weekdays. This means I have current corporate managerial work experiences to refer to and use to help and support you.

I have previously worked within the training and education sectors as a teacher and coach where I have supported numerous individuals.

Using all my professional work experiences, with great communications skills, combined with my psychotherapy knowledge and client work experiences, whilst working together with you, will mean that I will be confident to be able to help and support you.

I care about you and your wellbeing so that you can become the best you can be.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I welcome to work with people from different ethnicities. It is important for us to work together to explore and uncover what your experiences have meant for you in relation to your emotional processing surrounding your cultural identity. Both of our racial and cultural identities would need to be discussed extensively, so that we can both work towards a mutual understanding of what it means for you and how you view your life. I am confident and competent to be able to navigate our conversations surrounding this.

My previous clients have experienced having enormous support, understanding and empathy by working with me from the beginning of their therapy sessions and throughout. Working with me has helped them to understand themselves more individually and in relation to their relationships. They have been extremely grateful and appreciative of the emotional work we have achieved together for their mental health and well-being, and how it has changed their lives for the better.

Fees

£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

50 minute weekly sessions - £65.

When I work

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I am available during week day evenings between 6pm and 9pm and on Sundays - please get in touch to discuss.

Further information

I like to read and learn regularly on the wider field of psychotherapy. Doing this enables me to work together with you using current information and in a way that is most suitable and relevant for you. I will share neurobiological information with you if this is what you find helpful to understand more about yourself and your body. This will help you with how to process and heal your traumas.

Testimonials

Here are some previous client testimonials I have received that may help you to decide whether you would like to work with me.

“I have felt from the very beginning enormous support and understanding. It helped enormously to understand myself and the relationship I was in. I only have truly amazing things to say and I’m extremely thankful to Tina that I was given this chance, it has changed me as a person. It has changed my life to a better, happier and much more hopeful way that I could ever imagine or thought could be possible. THANK YOU.”

“I would like to say THANK YOU!! It’s been over twenty years that I have put up with physical and verbal abuse, never asking for help. My cup was beginning to overflow and I knew I needed help, and what a great help it has been. I would like to thank Tina for all of her support, understanding and empathy. She is very good! Today is my last session – I wouldn’t say I am over it, but I’m getting stronger day by day. From a thankful client.”

Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations

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