Vinita Latham Psychotherapist Counsellor. Bolton. MSc PgDip BA (MBACP) Reg.
Covid – life has changed for many of us recently and the negative impact can be felt in many ways – isolation, loneliness, loss of employment and the unpredictability of not knowing what to expect next can place an additional burden on our mental health and sense of well-being. Talking through your concerns can help.
Online and telephone counselling support available.
I understand finding the right therapist can be a daunting and confusing process – I’m happy to offer a no-obligation telephone conversation to talk through questions you may have to help you decide if the way I work is right for you.
Mobile number: 07563 277116
I work with adults who are struggling with their mental health and emotional well-being and who are generally finding life difficult.
I am a qualified, experienced psychotherapist and counsellor and am registered with the BACP. I hold a Masters degree in psychotherapy and counselling and offer professional counselling based in Bolton.
Whether its family concerns, divorce, work issues or childhood experiences, the loss of a loved one or an abusive relationship, together we can explore whatever is getting in the way of your well-being and peace of mind. I am experienced in working with people with Asperger's syndrome and on the autism spectrum.
Counselling is sometimes called "talking therapy" and is a process that offers you a way to explore your feelings and thoughts helping you to work through problems that may be troubling you. People often find the easiest way to cope with uncomfortable feelings or difficult experiences is to bury them deep down inside or mask them with alcohol or drugs. Feelings that have not been acknowledged can feel like a heavy cloud hanging over your life. Talking through problems can help you begin to untangle the issues you’re struggling with.
The therapeutic relationship forms the basis of a positive counselling experience. I realise you may feel anxious at the thought of sharing your feelings and thoughts. I work in a respectful, honest and non-judgemental way offering care and compassion to help you feel able to share your concerns. People often feel a sense of relief when they’re able to open up and release their feelings in a safe space - as if a weight has been lifted.
The therapy I offer 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
I am experienced in working with a broad range of issues including:
- self-hate, worthlessness, low self-esteem
- anger- towards self or others
- loneliness, grief, loss
- prolonged sadness
- 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
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working in both the private and voluntary sectors and currently work at a local counselling service and have my own private practice. In addition to my academic and professional qualifications, I have extensive life experience which helps me to genuinely empathise.
I specialise in working with issues including relationship and family concerns, divorce, abuse including relational abuse both psychological and physical, bereavement, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, prolonged sadness, unresolved past events including difficulties originating from childhood experiences. I am also experienced in working with people with an autism spectrum disorder and Asperger's syndrome.
I offer an integrative approach which means I work with different psychological disciplines dependent upon each person's individual needs. Drawing on my training, work and personal experiences I can work with you to explore difficult issues, obstacles, decisions, whether they are current or long-standing problems that are affecting the quality of your life.
Qualifications & Training.
- MSc Master's degree: Psychotherapy and Counselling.
- BA degree: Philosophy.
- Postgraduate diploma: Person-centred Psychotherapy and Counselling.
- Training CBT.
- Training Transactional Analysis.
- Cerificate in remote - on-line & telephone counselling.
- Certificate 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
Fees: Individual therapy: £40: 60-minute session.
9 am - 8 pm Monday - Friday. Online and telephone (unfortunately due to covid I am not seeing clients face to face at present).
I work with clients offering short-term counselling or more long-term psychotherapy. Some clients find short-term therapy meets their needs and are able to resolve issues within a shorter time frame. Other clients are looking to explore and work through more deep-seated issues and find longer-term therapy more suitable.
I can 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.
If you would like to find out more please do not hesitate to contact me on:
Mobile number: 07563 277116