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About me

I am an integrative psychotherapist, working with humanistic (person centred) and psychodynamic approaches;  trained in Transactional Analysis (TA) models of counselling and psychotherapy;  CBT, DBT,  and compassion focused therapies.

I am fundamentally a humanistic, person centred therapist, and extend empathy, acceptance, and care in an emotionally healing, and safe way; working  holistically, and relationally,  paying particular attention to individuals relationships with themselves, and others.

Working relationally and holistically means being curious about all aspects of a person's life; early childhood experiences, relationships, traumas, and life experiences that have shaped their personalities, and influenced their thoughts, feelings and behaviours: past & present.

In brief, I seek to understand what it’s like to be you; to be in your unique situation,  and how you exist within it

Recovery, or therapeutic aims might look something like; improving one's quality of life; finding purpose & meaning, feeling more “joyful”, achieving personal goals, developing, and maintaining healthy relationships; building confidence & self esteem; Overcoming stress/anxiety,  grief & loss, trauma, depression; or alleviating/ managing persistent adverse  symptoms; and dealing with personality issues.

You may also find yourself getting stuck in self defeating behaviours that limit your ability to change.  I can provide support, and direction in a non judgemental, safe space, where you can be seen, heard, and understood, and helped moved toward a new beginning.

I can help you explore stuck behaviours, negative thought processes, and patterns; psychological traumas, attachment deficit issues, perfectionism, toxic shame and guilt, codependency, identity, and sexual issues, adverse childhood experiences, and anything else that may be blocking your potential,  interfering with relationships, and creating distressing symptoms

i generally focus on personal, and cultural needs to determine best therapeutic approaches, and/or modalities for the  individual need


Training, qualifications & experience

I am a professionally qualified integrative counsellor, psychotherapist and a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) I am bound by and adhere to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

As well as having a successful private practice, i am also an addictions therapist, with over ten years experience of frontline working, in addiction treatment in judicial, community and private settings.

I am registered member of the Federation of Drug & alcohol practitioners (FDAP).

I Have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy and trained at the College of counsellors and psychotherapists, Angel, and Kingston university.

I am DBT trained (dialectical behavioural therapy)

DBT uses techniques like mindfulness to improve emotion dysregulation, and distress tolerance skills to help clients who struggle particularly in interpersonal relationships.

This "experiential" talking therapy successfully helps treat people with Borderline Personality Disorders,  and those who feel emotions very intensely.  It also works very well for depression, anxiety, bulimia, binge-eating, bipolar disorder, OCD, post-traumatic-stress disorder and substance abuse (addictions)

CPD TRAINING

Diploma In integrative psychotherapy
Diploma in Dialectical Behavioural therapy

Health & social care Diploma

Training in compassion focused therapy
Training in Acceptance and Commitment therapy

Training in Motivational interviewing
Training in Adverse childhood experiences & attachment

Training  in Trauma informed care
Training in Dual diagnosis & complex needs
Training in Families & Addiction
Training  in Attachment & Addiction
Training  in Mindfulness skills

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Body dysmorphia

Inattentive ADD

12 step addiction ( Disease model)

OAT Model (Sex & love Addiction)

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

From £50.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • I offer an initial 15/30 minute chat at no cost
  • £50-65 Individuals
  • £100-130 Couples
  • I have some availability for concessional rates

Availability

  • I work Face to Face
  • Online (ZOOM) 
  • or ANY other online platform 
  • I have rooms in queens park, and also work from the Awareness Centre, Clapham, Saturdays and Wednesdays

Further information

Evidence Based Outcomes
Online therapy has been shown to produce the same positive outcomes as face-to-face therapy

Overall, patients receiving online therapy are very satisfied with their experiences, with many saying that the service is easy to use and means they don’t have to travel to appointments

*Source: World Journal of Psychology

London
E1

Denmark Road
London
NW6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Vasviye Yusuf counsellor & psychotherapist

Vasviye Yusuf counsellor & psychotherapist