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Yvette Addo MBACP, Dip Couns

London EC1R & N1 07847 913920 07847 913920
London EC1R & N1
07847 913920 07847 913920

About me

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.

About Me


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:

Psychodynamic
Relational
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Person centred
Humanistic
Existential
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

Member organisations

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

FEES
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

Further information

  • I work within the BACP Codes of Ethics and Good Practice
  • Enhanced CRB
  • Covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance

Coldbath Square
London
EC1R 5HL

Westgate House
2A Prebend Street
London
N1 8PT

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 Unspecified

Availability

Monday- Friday 8am-8pm Saturday 9-1pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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