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Donna Makhsous-Abkenar

Membership Number: 302
Description of my online supervision service: none
Hi
My name is Donna Makhsous, BSc. BA hons.
If you have found me on here then you are considering therapy to help you move forward.  Congratulations, you have taken the first step.  Whether you would like to work with me or another therapist I am pleased that you are considering working through the issues of your past.
I am a person centred counsellor. I believe that you are the expert in your own life. I am not here to make judgements nor demands, nor am I here to presume that I know what is best for you.  Its my job to offer you a place where you are safe and comfortable enough to start looking at the things in your life that are stopping you move forward.
I have experience in working with Sexual Violence and Trauma. I am aware that revisiting these traumas may induce fear.  You have lived through this fear at least once, I will not drag you back there. I will however walk gently with you, to find a safe place to view how they affect your life today.  Many symptoms of trauma, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem are due to the fact that we had no control over the event: or often we believe we had control and made the wrong choice. Due to this, I can promise you that I will not take the control of your healing away.  I will do my best to empower you to embrace that power again.

Rachael Klug

Membership Number: 319
Life can have times of challenge. I am here to provide a supportive place for you to build your resilience and discover the resources that may feel hidden within yourself.   To feel comfortable to be creative and to be able to explore, I know that you need to feel secure and safe with me. Building trust can take time, but it is the foundation of a ‘good enough’ relationship in therapy. I work to ensure your security online as I am a trained online therapist, and I also train other psychotherapists and counsellors to work securely online.   I specialise in the following areas:
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Children and Young People
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Neurological Diversity, including Autism Spectrum Conditions such as Asperger’s
  • Developing resources for resilience, including Trauma-sensitive mindfulness practices
  I also train therapists to work online with The Academy and am the Vice-Principal of the Academy for Online Counselling and Therapy, AOCT. I really enjoy training other therapists to work securely online and for them to discover their creativity in the online setting.   I am also a Director with responsibility for Children and Young People for the Board of Directors of the Professional body, The Association for Counsellors and Therapists Online, ACTO.   My professional body is the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP membership number 00682449)

Irene Toh (S.E. Asia)

Membership Number: 598

Counsellor/Psychotherapist based in Singapore (S.E Asia). Cross-cultural, young people, family specialist. Time-limited counselling or long-term therapy. Online and in-person service. Holistic mental wellness support.

Dr. Marion Mensing

Membership Number: 597

I focus on the healing of inner systems through Self-leadership. The defences you have built around your vulnerability have served you to survive. Connecting to your inner parts and processes in a creative and caring dialogue brings awareness of who you really are and—finally—also healing. This is the essence of what is called Internal Family Systems Therapy; but it is also the core of Gabor Maté’s Compassionate Inquiry. I would like to facilitate this inner process. In the first video session we would try to find out if we can work with each other, if online counselling is the right way for you and how we can proceed. And we take it from there…

Catherine Lindsay-Davies Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Membership Number: 593
People can benefit from counselling for many reasons; to deal with thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be causing distress; for support in times of difficulty; or to seek greater self-awareness and fulfilment in life, enabling growth and deeper understanding. It is not always easy to speak to friends or family about difficult or personal issues and it can help to speak to a counsellor who will not judge you or tell you what to do. Counselling can give you the opportunity to be heard, to enable you to make your own decisions, in a supportive and confidential environment. If you think counselling could help you, please do get in touch and we can arrange an initial appointment to see how we can work together. I practice from a humanistic integrative approach which means that I use theories and techniques from various psychotherapeutic perspectives. I also use a relational analytic approach which uses the relationship between therapist and client to explore and deepen the work. We will initially  discuss the reasons for you seeking therapy and if we are happy to proceed, we will arrange an initial session in which you will have the opportunity to find out if you think counselling could help you and if so, we will work towards an agreed plan for our therapy. It is usual to plan for six or twelve sessions, with regular reviews to assess how the therapy is going and we can add or reduce the number at any time. There is no obligation to continue and you may finish therapy at any stage, although it is beneficial to work towards a planned ending. Sessions last for 50 minutes and are usually held at the same time each week, although fortnightly sessions are also available. I have a Masters degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Advance Clinical Practice), [...]

Katrina Healey

Membership Number: 588
As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I offer person-centred, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and personal development coaching in a relaxed and supportive environment, either face to face in my practice room, or remotely by telephone, webcam or email - whichever works best for you. My website provides a wealth of information: https://www.arboretumcounselling.com/ I work with both short term interventions and long term support depending on your requirements. I will work alongside you in a non-judgmental, confidential, empathic way which will allow you the time and space to make sense of and face whatever issues you have to enable you to move forward. I am trained in telephone and web-based counselling and take your data security seriously. Online therapy gives you the opportunity to access counselling support at a time and in a place which suits you best. I work with children and adults (including couples) encountering:
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Depression Bereavement and loss
  • Abuse
  • Self-harm
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Family and relationship problems
  • Postnatal depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Phobias
  • Bullying
  • Start-up businesses
  • Assertiveness
  • Work / Life balance
  • Conflict management
  • Influencing skills
  • Lack of motivation
  • Career progression / change
Qualifications:
  • MSc Counselling Psychology (Keele University)
  • Diploma in CBT (University of Western Scotland)
  • Certified Cyber Therapist (Institute of Online Therapy)
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • UK College of Life Coaching Accredited Life Coach
  • Diploma in Coaching for Business Performance and Course trainer (Newcastle College)
  • PGCE Primary with QTS
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children (Practice)
My sessions cost £45 per hour (£50 couples)

Claire Nunan

Membership Number: 592
I am a friendly and fully qualified counsellor committed to providing a confidential and non-judgemental environment. I am an Accredited and Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I have 10 years of experience in working with a diverse range of clients, including people who identify as LGBTQ+. For me, the heart of counselling is a good relationship between client and counsellor. This helps to create a safe and respectful setting for exploration, reflection and understanding of what is important to you. As we are all individual and unique, people will naturally need different things from counselling. I use an integrative, person-centred approach which means that we can work together in a way which best suits you, drawing from different techniques which will support you through the process of counselling. I will help you to reflect and explore to find your own solutions and your own methods of overcoming challenges. I believe that counselling should be completely non-discriminatory. As an essential part of this belief I work with a LGBTQ+/GSRD affirmative approach. I am also sensitive to issues surrounding BAME communities, race, ethnicity and culture as well as individuals’ religious beliefs. I am an Accredited member of the BACP and I am on their Register of Practitioners. I also adhere to their ethical framework for good practice, attend regular professional supervision and ensure I take part in continuing professional development training. I offer an initial session at a reduced rate. This is for us to discuss what has brought you to counselling and what your expectations of it are, as well as for you to be able to raise any questions or concerns you may have about counselling. It will also be a chance for us to see if we will be comfortable working [...]

Vauna Beauvais, Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) and CBT informed Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Membership Number: 658
  • Sessions are on Zoom and are available Weekdays.
  • Start times are from 10 am through to 8:30 pm start time in the evenings.
  • I see adults individually, and couples.
Hi, I'm Vauna. I've been seeing clients since 2002. My Masters degree is in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, and I also have studied and practised other models of therapy since I became a CTA in 2006. I went on to gain expertise in other models because some things are understood or explained in different ways between the models of therapy, and this variety has given me a depth to my ways of understanding people, and in my abilities to work effectively and arrive at good results for my clients. The models of therapy that inform my work, in addition to Transactional Analysis, are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and Neuro-linguistic programming. I care deeply that people are in pain when they first come to therapy, and that they want to be relieved of the pain and not have it happen again. We talk about your situations and work out what are the right paths to follow in our conversations to address the things that matter and to work together to enable you to overcome these difficulties. The answers could include seeing more clearly what the issues are, understanding how you have found yourself here, connecting with what matters and accepting some things, or changing other things. I work with
  • adults
  • young adults who are at university
  • couples
I am experienced in working with people who are experiencing
  • any type of anxiety
  • problems with anger
  • depression or low mood
  • stress for any reason
  • relationship or friendship problems
  • feeling like you have no purpose
  • not performing as well as you could
  • loneliness
  • workplace issues
  • bullying
  • finding yourself doing unhelpful behaviours
  • childhood trauma or abuse
As a [...]

Maya Patrizia Gagni

Membership Number: 540773 BACP

Counsellor, Psychotherapist, EMDR Accredited Practitioner, Supervisor and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapist

Eleanor Carn

Membership Number: 288
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? I hope I can help. I am a CBT and Psychodynamic Counsellor & Psychotherapist and I work with young people and adults. I have a lost of experience working with anxiety, social anxiety, performance anxiety, health anxiety and generalised anxiety. I work with young people 14+, students, and adults. Do you need help making sense of things, or managing difficult symptoms? Every person's journey through therapy is unique. Some people come to therapy because they have specific issues that they want to address, others to find out more about themselves or explore that nagging feeling something is not right. I work with a non-judgemental and open mindset, and have an LGBTQ+ affirmative approach, respecting every individual's chosen identity as equal and valid. Therapy is a collaborative undertaking, the therapeutic relationship is at its core. My theoretical approach is broadly psychodynamic and informed by these principles. We have a rich unconscious world that exists just out of awareness and influences much of what we do. I work with you to bring this into awareness. Difficulties in current relationships can often be understood through recognising the influence of the past. I work with to facilitate deeper understanding of the self as a route to mental wellbeing. I adopt a cross-modality therapeutic approach, to fit your unique needs.  After completing a Post Graduate diploma in Psychodynamic counselling in 2012 I went on to complete further post graduate trainings in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Family Theory, Creative Communication, and Working Online as well as a Masters in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I am a BACP and UKCP accredited Psychotherapist and a registered member of ACTO, the association for online therapists. I work with clients for short-term and long-term contracts, dependent on their needs. I practice face-to-face counselling in Brighton & Hove [...]

Hayley Snelling

Membership Number: 653
I am a counsellor specialising in working with anxiety. I offer long and short term counselling to adults through online video sessions via Zoom. Do you struggle with anxiety? Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or having trouble sleeping? Maybe you are feeling 'off', and want to feel like yourself again? Counselling can help. I provide a safe, confidential space for you to explore yourself with someone who is unrelated to your personal life and who won’t judge you.   I offer a free, 15-minute phone consultation when you contact me as I believe it’s important to find a counsellor you feel comfortable with. We will talk about what is troubling you and how I may be able to help.   At our first session, I will ask you some questions to help me understand how I can help you to find a way forward with your problems. During sessions, I will listen to you with the aim of helping you feel clearer about the extent and effect of your problems, and to help you recognise possible solutions. I work in a warm, understanding way to help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours to achieve your goals. I may offer ideas to work on outside of the sessions, such as keeping a journal or carrying out exercises.   Please do get in touch if you have any questions or to book in your free phone consultation.