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Dr Yvonne Osafo - Child, Adolescent, Adult & Couples Psychotherapist

Mitcham, Surrey, CR4
07764236676 07764236676 07764236676 07764236676 Registered / Accredited

About me

Hello, I am Yvonne and I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist who specialises in infant, adult, and family psychotherapy and extreme trauma.

One in four adults and children suffer from mental health issues. Whatever your background, there is no shame in seeking help. I offer psychotherapy and counselling that is confidential, personal, and non-judgemental.

  • Does your life feel quite unbearable right now?
  • Has your work and family life spiralled out of control?
  • Are you struggling to bond with your new baby or your young child or is your teenager in emotional pain?
  • Have you lost a loved one due to a relationship breaking down or a bereavement?
  • Perhaps your hopes and dreams have been shattered and you are wondering if there is a way out of this dark place?

All of the above life events can cause us to feel many confusing emotions such as anxiety, depression, or anger. You being here right now is an important step towards changing your situation for the better.

I am a friendly and compassionate therapist and my aim is to help my clients to feel empowered, not dependent.

I bring to my general practice a specialism in parent-infant psychotherapy, which is accredited by the UKCP. Through parent-infant psychotherapy, I can help you to strengthen the relationship with your baby and give you an opportunity to talk through your worries about your baby. Looking after a baby can be challenging and at times stressful. Sometimes past experiences might affect the infant-parent bond. We can think together about how your past experiences might be affecting you now.

I also offer training and supervision for professionals and have conducted parent-infant psychotherapy research in order to develop best practice in this field of work.

Getting in touch...

If you have any questions about how I can help you then please get in touch today. You can call or text me on 07764236676 or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate degree in psychoanalytic parent-infant psychotherapy: The University of Essex. I researched the effect of parent-infant psychotherapy on early symptoms of autism

Masters degree in Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy with Children & Adolescents (Birkbeck College, University of London)

Diploma in psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy: School of Infant Mental Health, Hampstead

Advanced Diploma in Theology - Adv DipTh.

Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust:

Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychotherapist & Parent-Infant Psychotherapist at West London Action for Children counselling charity.

Clinical Lead, Croydon Parent-Infant Partnership.

Tutor at Terapia Institute.

Experience working with families with children displaying pre-autistic behaviours.

Provided Pastoral and Spiritual leadership to a vibrant and growing multicultural congregation.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Parent-Infant Psychotherapy
  • Infant-Parent Psychotherapy
  • Trauma
  • Couples
  • Tutoring
  • Supervision
  • Christian Counselling
  • Spirituality.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

My fees are

£70 per individual per 50-minute session.

£100 per couple per 75-minute session.

Concessions are available

From  £120 for organisations.

If you have any questions about how I can help you then please get in touch today. You can call or text me on 07764236676 or click here to send me an email.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

In 2016 I embarked on a fellowship with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, visiting Norway, Sweden, and U.S.A to research Best Practice in Parent-Infant Psychotherapy (PIP).

How did I come to be a psychotherapist?

In 1983 my husband and I set up a charitable extended family for vulnerable young people and those leaving care, to give them a secure base and skills for life. I have also mentored young offenders and school refusers before taking the role of a professional foster carer in order to provide permanence for siblings in care.

We fostered siblings who had come from a difficult background. Working with these children had its challenges, which encouraged me to learn in order to help them, naturally developing over the years to this present moment where I extend my help to you.

Mitcham
Surrey
CR4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages French

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

Fridays

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations

Supervision

I offer individual and group supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists, including specialist parent-infant psychotherapy supervision to Students and qualified practitioners.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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