Vasviye Yusuf psychotherapist & counselor MBACP MFDAP
I am and integrative therapist working with humanistic (person centred) and psychodynamic approaches, trained in Transactional Analysis (TA) models of counselling and psychotherapy; CBT and compassion focused therapies.
I draw on aspects of various therapeutic models when working with clients to suit their individual needs, but my style is essentially relational, drawing from a primarily psychodynamic perspective
This means that over time we can explore relationship issues; your life experiences, boundary issues and belief systems that may impact upon your life, work and relationships historically, and in the here & now.
Therapy is so much more than just about dealing with problems or eliminating symptoms, it is also about developing greater satisfaction with life and creating ways to empower yourself.
I work with the person on a holistic level, meaning i am interested in behaviour, actions, thoughts and attitudes, and our emotional self.
Facing hurtful or painful experiences takes courage and therapy can provide a safe and confidential place where you can take risks with someone beside you.
Being listened to, heard and understood are integral to emotional well-being and vital for the development of self-trust and peace of mind, and provide the foundation for lasting healing.
Therapy rooms in Queens Park and Clapham and ONLINE with ZOOM or any other social media platform
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.
I am also an addictions therapist with years experience of working in both public and private practice, and a registered member of the Federation of Drug & alcohol practitioners (FDAP).
I currently have an in house position as an addictions therapist delivering a 12 step therapeutic based program of recovery from all addictions including group therapy and a psychodynamic trauma informed care framework.
I Have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy and trained at the College of counsellors and psychotherapists, Angel, and Kingston university.
I Recently qualified as a dialectical behavioural therapist which uses techniques like mindfulness to decrease emotion dysregulation, support positive change, and develop better, more successful interpersonal relationships.
This "experiential" talking therapy successfully helps treat people with Borderline Personality Disorders and people who feel emotions very intensely. It also works for depression, bulimia, binge-eating, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic-stress disorder and substance abuse (addictions)
Diploma In integrative psychotherapy
Diploma in Dialectical Behavioural therapy
Training in compassion focused therapy
Training in Acceptance and Commitment therapy
Certificate in Motivational interviewing
Certificate in Adverse childhood experiences & attachment
Certificate in Trauma informed care
Certificate in Dual diagnosis & complex needs
Certificate in Families & Addiction
Certificate in Attachment & Addiction
Certificate in Mindfulness skills
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
I offer an initial 15 minute chat at no cost
£60 per hour face to face
£55 for online sessions (ZOOM)
Concessions offered for
Online therapy for those who might feel "unsure"
Evidence Based Outcomes
Evidence shows that online therapy has many benefits and is an effective treatment method. Some of the key findings from research in this area include*:
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
Mental health assessments and diagnoses made using online therapy were shown to be as reliable as assessments made during face-to-face therapy
*Source: World Journal of Psychology