My name is Yvette Addo, I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
My role as a therapist is to work alongside you to help find ways to understand and address the issues you may be facing. My approach is to build a safe, trusting and confidential environment that challenges and supports you but also encourages self-awareness, resilience and personal growth. My therapeutic approach is integrative which means I can draw upon different skills and techniques (Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Existential, Cognitive Behavioural) that may best support you and your personal goals.
My client range is varied, in that I familiar and experienced in working as an Occupational Health consultant for large international management consulting firms and also providing Occupational Health support within the public sector with Local Authorities. Additionally, I am equally a listed Occupational Health provider for Vitality Health insurance. As well as my two London based practices, I also provide a counselling service within a NHS GP surgery, and a Drug and Alcohol charity. Along side my private practice, I work as a 'Specialist Mentor' Higher Education (HE). providing support to students (with a mental health diagnosis) across 350 Higher Education Providers (HEP) in the UK.
My expert knowledge is also used to provide guidance in globally read articles, such as the Huffington Post, now known as HuffPost What I can help with I am experienced in helping clients who are having difficulties with:
Abuse . Addiction(s) . Anger Management . Anxiety Bereavement . Bullying . Depression . Domestic Violence . Eating Disorders . Gender Identity . Life Stage Transitions . Low Self-Confidence . Low Self-Esteem . Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) . Personality Disorders . Relationship Issues . Self Harm . Sexual Issues . Sexuality . Spirituality . Stress . Trauma . Work Related Issues
This list is not exhaustive, and meant only as an example, so please contact me if you do not see a particular issue that concerns you.
I am experienced in working with long & short-term clients from different cultural and social backgrounds.
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 £75. 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
Concessions offered for
- I work within the BACP Codes of Ethics and Good Practice
- Enhanced CRB
- Covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance