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Verity Owers, Integrative Counsellor MBACP (Accred)

London SW11 & W1B 07897 833 207 07897 833 207 Registered / Accredited
London SW11 & W1B
07897 833 207 07897 833 207

About me

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor providing general counselling for a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, panic attacks and low self-esteem. I also offer specialist support for those struggling with grief and loss following a bereavement.

Whether you are struggling with a particular issue or generally feeling unhappy in your life, I can help you explore any limiting beliefs or difficult life experiences that may be holding you back.

As an Integrative practitioner, I draw on a range of different approaches in seeking the best way forward. These include the following therapies; Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Transpersonal (in particular Psychosynthesis) as well as, body-orientated methods (including Focusing), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques and Attachment Theory.

I offer both short and long term / open-ended therapy and provide a safe, caring and confidential space through regular 50-minute sessions.

** To ensure you can still access the support you need during the COVID-19 outbreak, I am offering online and telephone sessions. **

Contact me today to hear how I could help you.

Bereavement

Bereavement may be one of the most difficult experiences you ever have to deal with. You may find yourself struggling with intense emotions – such as shock, anger and sadness – or more complicated thoughts to do with relief, bitterness or abandonment. You may worry about sharing your pain and feeling a burden to friends and family.

While these are very normal reactions, they can make bereavement an overwhelming and isolating experience. Being able to speak to someone who can help you make sense of what you are thinking and feeling can provide relief and reassurance.

As an experienced Bereavement Counsellor, I have been a support to many people struggling in the wake of loss. My work with clients has shown me there is no set pattern or timeline for grief and that each bereavement brings up different feelings and reactions. For this reason, the therapy I offer will be tailored to your individual needs and circumstance and delivered at a pace that’s right for you.

My aim is to help you reach a more peaceful place with your loss, so you can start to move forward with your life.

Getting the help you need

It’s natural to feel hesitant about seeking support, especially if you have tried unsuccessfully to resolve your problems in the past. My experience has shown me that counselling can make a positive difference and lead to improvements in mental and emotional well-being.

Contact me today by phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you and to discussing how I can help.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

  • 5 year training in Integrative Counselling at the Minster Centre - a leading provider of Counselling and Psychotherapy training affiliated to Middlesex University.
  • Additional specialist training and ongoing professional development - including with Cruse and Sir Colin Murray Parkes, in areas including Complicated Grief and Traumatic Bereavement.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Accredited Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). Registration number 213843.
  • Advanced Diploma with Professional Registration in Clinical Nursing (Learning Disabilities branch)

Experience and working partnerships

I have counselled clients in both short and long term / open-ended settings, at the following organisations –

2016 – 2018 - St Christopher’s Hospice & Bromley Bereavement Service, South London

2014 – 2016 - Wandsworth Bereavement Service, South London

2014 – 2016 - The Minster Centre Low Cost Counselling Service, North London

Before training as a Counsellor, I gained wider professional experience in the public, private and charitable sectors. I originally trained as a nurse supporting adults with learning disabilities and went on to work in fundraising for organisations including Macmillan Cancer Support and Rainbow Trust (for children with a terminal illness and their families).

I was a Trustee of a local Counselling Service from 2016 to 2017.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of working with clients seeking support in a number of areas including:

Abuse                                                                     Low self-esteem / self worth
Addiction - alcoholism                                               Panic Attacks
Agoraphobia                                                           Personal development
Ageing                                                                   Problems sleeping
Anger management                                                 Relationship difficulties
Anxiety                                                                   Self expression
Bereavement                                                           Separation and loss
Depression                                                             Spirituality
Family issues                                                           Stress
Grief - traumatic and complicated                               Trauma
Loneliness

Bereavement and loss

I specialise in working with individuals that have been bereaved following the death of a friend or loved one. I am experienced at supporting clients through the pain of grief with the aim of helping them reach a more peaceful place with their loss.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

** To ensure you can still access the support you need during the COVID-19 outbreak, I am offering online and telephone sessions. **

Face to face, online and telephone sessions are

£60 per 50 minute session

Further information

Practical details

I work from quiet, comfortable therapy rooms in London - close to public transport including Clapham Junction station and Oxford Circus tube station.

I work in easy reach of central London, Clapham, Battersea, Earlsfield, Wimbledon, Fulham, Streatham, Brixton, Tooting, Balham, Croydon, Victoria and surrounding areas.

I also offer online and telephone counselling for those not able to meet face to face.

Availability

I offer sessions at various times during the week. Do get in touch by phone or email to find out more and discuss how we might work together.

Talks & workshops

I have delivered events and workshops aimed at helping participants explore grief and loss in an open, accessible way and am a practiced public speaker. If you would like me to deliver a talk or workshop for your organisation, do get in touch.

Professional membership

As a Qualified Counsellor and Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I am in regular Supervision and uphold the values, principles and moral qualities set out by the BACP Ethical Framework (2018).

Regent Street
Soho
London
W1B 5TB

Battersea Rise
Clapham
London
SW11 1SH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Battersea Rise - not wheelchair accessible (one to two flights of stairs) Regent Street - wheelchair accessible via lift. Please get in touch to discuss your needs and for further information about accessing therapy.

Availability

I offer sessions at various times during the week. Please get in touch to find out my current availability.

**Online & telephone sessions available**

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Verity Owers, Integrative Counsellor MBACP (Accred)

Verity Owers, Integrative Counsellor MBACP (Accred)

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