Vinita Latham. MSc. PgDip, Psychotherapy & Counselling. BA. MBACP(Reg).
Break free from emotional pain - gain insight - find answers - move forward.
Hello, my name is Vinita and I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. I provide professional counselling and am based in Bolton.
Life can be difficult and there are many reasons why we may feel stuck in a negative downward spiral. Depression and anxiety can overwhelm our ability to find anything positive in life. We may struggle with self-criticism that undermines our ability to move forward. External events beyond our control may negatively impact on our sense of well-being.
You may feel that things will never change - that you see no light at the end of the tunnel.
Therapy is a way to find insight and understanding into what may be troubling you which may stem from the here and now or have arisen from the past.
One of the most effective ways to understand why we may be experiencing problems is to consider how all parts of our lives both past and present have brought us to where we are now.
Gaining awareness into how difficult life experiences may be impacting on present-day issues can help bring clarity and understanding and offer a way forward to promoting positive change.
I work from a humanistic perspective and combine a Person-Centred approach with other modalities working with clients to find an approach that best suits them. Essentially this means that as a client, therapy moves in the direction and pace that feels most comfortable for you.
I regard everyone I work with as an individual with their own unique experiences. You know yourself better than anyone else does and I see my role as working collaboratively with you focusing on your issues, needs and concerns.
Therapy can be a way to bring about positive change empowering us to find our own answers and free us from the things that are holding us back.
I offer a calm safe space where I would like you to feel as comfortable and welcome as possible. To support change I provide a therapeutic relationship which is respectful empathic and non-judgemental where you can talk freely and be heard
This can help you:
- identify what may be troubling you
- acknowledge, validate and release your feelings
- reduce confusion and become clearer about your way forward
- explore the anxieties and fears that are concerning you
- work at your own pace exploring how you would like things to be different
As a therapist working for a counselling service I work with clients (currently online or telephone) with diverse issues ranging from childhood trauma, unresolved past events, relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety to family issues and bereavement.
People seek counselling for many different reasons which may include:
- self-hate, worthlessness, low self-esteem
- anger- towards self or others
- loneliness, grief, loss
- confusion, uncertainty, desperation, fear
- living in an abusive relationship – psychological abuse, physical abuse
- experiencing addiction - alcohol, eating disorder, drugs
- obsessive-compulsive tendencies
- work concerns
- sexual identity
- family break-up
- issues stemming from childhood
- post-traumatic stress disorder
I specialise in working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, bereavement and issues stemming from childhood. I have a Masters degree in psychotherapy and counselling where I focused my research on the long-term impact of emotional abuse experienced during childhood. Research has clearly shown that trauma originating from emotional abuse in childhood can negatively impact on many areas of life into adulthood.
I have a private practice where I offer both short-term counselling and more long-term psychotherapy for adults struggling with problems that may be negatively impacting on quality of life.
Integral to my approach as a therapist are my own personal life experiences which fundamentally inform the way I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Psychotherapy and Counselling.
- BA in Philosophy.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Person-centred Psychotherapy and Counselling.
- Postgraduate Intensive Course in Person-Centred Counselling.
- Training CBT.
- Certificate Transactional Analysis.
- Training online and telephone counselling.
- Training in suicide prevention
- I am a Registered Member of the BACP and listed on the BACP Register.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such my work is guided by the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I am fully insured and take regular supervision and ongoing training to ensure my work remains at a high standard.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am able to offer flexible appointments, weekdays and some early evenings. I work from a therapy room which is separate from the main house offering a peaceful private space for clients to explore their concerns. I also offer online and telephone counselling.
Fees: Individual therapy: £40: 60-minute session.
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