Yvette Addo MBACP, Dip Couns
Despite our ability to take on most of life’s challenges, we can all have times when our normal coping mechanisms become overwhelmed. Clients have found that I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to explore and reflect on whatever issues or problems they might bring. Whether the trigger for seeking help is a one-off event or simply feeling ‘stuck’ in one’s life, I believe that counselling or psychotherapy can offer us the opportunity to gain a better understanding of how we function in the world and through self-reflection, increase our ability to cope with whatever life presents, as well as enriching our enjoyment of life and relationships with others.
"When someone really hears you without passing judgement on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mould you, it feels damn good... It's astonishing how confusions that seem irremediable turn into relatively clear streams when one is heard." Carl Rogers
At times like these it can be good to find someone to talk to, maybe someone who is outside of your immediate circle of family or friends.
This is where I, as a counsellor, can help. I have experience of working with individuals (adults and young adults) in both short- and long-term therapy.
My desire to become a counsellor came at a fairly young age, when I had the sense that sometimes, it feels like there is nobody to talk to, no matter how many people you have around you.
Eventually I decided to apply for a job within a counselling department for a local authority, where then I was asked to consider if I would like to gain a qualification as a counsellor. Four years later, after a lot of academic and personal work I became a qualified counsellor, doing the very job I have wanted to do since I was a teenager.
I am a BACP Registered integrative counsellor, which means that I am listed on the BACP accredited voluntary register.
I am an integrative counsellor which means I incorporate a number of different schools of thought into my practice including:
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
The therapy is tailored according to the needs of the client. I work with individuals in short and long term therapy.
Through exploration therapy hopes to enable us to live a more fulfilling life and reach our full potential in the face of life's challenges.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Drug & Alcohol Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Experience with long & short term clients from all ethnicities, genders, sexualities & socio-economic backgrounds.
I have experience working within local government organisations, within a GP practice & additionally within well known charities
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
Initial assessment £45
Weekly Sessions between £45 and £70. I do offer a sliding scale depending on times & income.
Each session will be a 50 minute session.
I offer appointments Monday - Friday 8am - 9pm
- I work within the BACP Codes of Ethics and Good Practice
- Enhanced CRB
- Covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance