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Katrina Healey

Membership Number: 588
Description:

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)

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 [...]

Claire Nunan

Membership Number: 592
Description:

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 together. Sessions will then be arranged for a regular time each week.  I provide both long and short term counselling.

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. [...]

Dr. Marion Mensing

Membership Number: 597
Description:
You have issues around abuse or addiction? You suffer from anxiety? You experienced loss or bereavement? You were bullied or you feel depressed? You go through life changes? You have issues with relationships? You feel stressed or have issues with self-esteem? And maybe you just want to talk through an issue in order to make sense of what has happened and to put things in perspective? Or you want to make sense of a specific problematic event that sticks in the mind? Or you want to change your behaviour, or negotiate a life transition or developmental crisis? Maybe you want to abolish self-criticism and enhance self-esteem?
My work is about empowerment and therefore the first questions I will ask myself are "How can I be deeply respectful towards my client's individual way of being?" "How can I—collaboratively with my client—carve out what kind of approach I should follow and identify my client's goals, needs and preferences?" I deeply respect that every client is different.
My desire is to help you getting through difficult times—as I got through difficult times. In the first video session we just 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...
I offer a confidential space through Video Calls and tailor my approach according to your needs and preferences. I value difference and diversity. My work is about empowerment and therefore the first questions I will ask myself are “How can I be deeply respectful towards my client’s individual way of being?”

Irene Toh (S.E. Asia)

Membership Number: 598
Description:

Hi! I look forward to journeying with on the path of mental health and wellness! I am a counsellor/therapist based in Singapore (S.E.Asia), founder/director of AWE SG Pte. Ltd, providing mental health & wellness services and programmes - online and in-person. I hold a MA in Counselling and am a certified Cyber-Therapist (young people specialisation) by OTI (U.K). My training and work in counselling included multicultural setting, children, youth, elderly and working professionals. Before being a private practitioner, I have been curating and managing mental health and wellness programs in both professional and volunteering capacities since 2014 and was an executive director for a non-profit organisation . Prior to these, my many years of other professional experiences were in marketing & PR, events management, business development for corporate and NGO.

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.

Donna Makhsous-Abkenar

Membership Number: 302
Description:
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.
We will do this by gaining education on the body's stress response and by finding and  implementing grounding techniques that work for you, to help you deal with your present symptoms. We will look at your issues today, in the here and now and try to work out where you would like to be. We will look back at anything you feel weighs you down and try to process what this meant to your view of yourself and the world. And we will try to find ways to keep you moving forward, in the direction you wish to go without the baggage of guilt and shame.
If you would like a free 10 minute call so you can hear me and work out if you think we would be a good fit, then feel free to send me a message or email.
Regardless, I genuinely hope that now you have started, you continue on your journey to freedom.
Come as you are. No need for make-up, hair do’s or refined language. No masks are needed. True bravery is taking a steep further in the direction you need to go, even when its frightening. I understand this. True warriors are all around us.
Take Care
Donna x
I am a qualified Counsellor and am an accredited member of the The National Counselling Society and a member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).
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 [...]

Maya Patrizia Gagni

Membership Number: 540773 BACP
Description:

I am a Person-Centred and CBT Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, EMDR Accredited Practitioner, Supervisor, Dramatherapist, Couple Counsellor and Equine Facilitated Therapist with 20 years experience of supporting clients.

I offer a face to face and online service and I have a wide experience in working with a variety of issues including abuse, domestic violence, addiction(s), anxieties, depression, PTSD, self-harm, trauma, child-related issues, cultural issues, eating disorders, general counselling, identity issues, sexual identity and spirituality.

As a Dramatherapist I can offer you a level of therapeutic work that is metaphorical and rich in the tapestry of self-expression. With arts, we could explore any issues that might feel otherwise overwhelming.

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

Louise Brown

Membership Number: 666
Description:

In the waves of change we find our true direction

Sometimes, when everything feels like it is in flux, we have an opportunity to become who we are meant to be.

We are very rarely just one thing because we do not fit into boxes even though society often tries to squeeze us into certain ones. We exist in different roles, different space and different relationships; we are messy. This can often lead to tension within ourselves as we try and fit into who we think we 'should' be.

Lots of us spend a great deal of energy hiding the parts of ourselves that do not fit, pretending that everything is ok, when really we know that we are not being true to ourselves. This might be interests that you do not pursue, relationships or jobs you stay in even though they no longer make you happy, or even a denial of part of your identity that feels too difficult to let out.

Can you imagine how it would feel to be at peace with all of the parts of you, to craft a life where they were all valued and nourished?

Sometimes we become so caught up in all of our 'shoulds', that we don't stop think about what we would could or would like to do. While change can feel scary and difficult, it is also an opportunity to make different choices.

How Can Counselling Help?

Counselling can provide a safe place to become curious about yourself and your life. By working with someone who is impartial and only interested in supporting you to make the right decision for you, it can be easier to tune into your own sense of self rather than other people's expectations.

By understanding and acknowledging the different aspects of our own identity and how they interact with each other and different areas of our lives, we can begin to make choices about who we want to be.

Any change can feel difficult and will cause ripples in different areas of your life, but when you feel secure in who you are and what is important to you, it becomes easier to start living the way you want to.

 

 How Do I work? 

My training was integrative, which means that it covered several different types of counselling (Person Centred, CBT, Systemic and Psychodynamic). Since qualifying I have completed additional training in Compassion Focused Therapy and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.

Because my training has been varied, I can tailor my way of working to suit your changing needs. Sometimes you might want a place to talk and explore whatever is coming up for you that day, but on other occasions you might want to work with a structured exercise. The most important part of how I work is that it will be led by you, we will talk about what does and does not feel helpful in all our sessions.

I am happy to work with any individual who feels they would benefit from counselling and have previously worked with LGBTQ+ communities and university disability support services. As someone with more than one label attached to my identity I know how frustrating it can be to have to educate professionals on what they mean in general before you can even start to talk about your unique experiences. If you're worried that this might be a barrier, please get in touch for a free initial consultation telephone call.

More information including is available at www.curioistyspot.co.uk

How to Book

Because there are a small number of clients who won’t be able to access online sessions either because they don't have access to the technology or because they are in crisis and would benefit from more specialist support. Anyone looking to access online sessions will need to have a free, 20 minute, telephone consultation where we can make sure it is the right type of therapy for you before we start. This also gives you the opportunity to ask me any questions about counselling and how I work to make sure I am the right person for you. Once we have both decided that we can work together we will book an appointment.

At the beginning of our first session we will go through the contract I will have sent by email so you have a chance to ask questions about anything you are unsure of. Once I have answered any questions we have we will start by talking about what has brought you to therapy and what you would like to get from it. Sometimes this is very straight forward, but for other clients this can be quite difficult to put into words, often we know something is not right, but we can’t quite put our finger on what it is.

If that is the case for you then I will usually suggest that we spend the first session mapping out what is currently going on in your life and talking about any areas that you might like to explore in therapy. Sometimes a focus will emerge quite quickly, whether it’s an experience, emotion or question that you wish to explore. For others we might spend several sessions sorting through the past and present before some clarity begins to emerge.

If you are already clear on what your focus is then we will discuss how you would like to approach it. I might make suggestions of possible starting points of initial steps, but you will be in control and are always welcome to say no. The important thing is that we will work together to find a way that works for you.

‘In the waves of change we find our true direction’. At the points in our lives when we feel like we are surrounded by change, we have an opportunity to remake ourselves. We can choose which parts we wish to take with us to build our future and which we no longer need. Whether change is imposed on us from the outside or it bubbles up from within us, it can leave us feeling out of control and stuck, unsure of what to do next. Whatever the feelings are that you are experiencing having a safe space to explore them [...]

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

Membership Number: 658
Description:
  • 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 person, I am open-minded to all lifestyle choices. And I am committed to non-discriminatory practice.

  • Session fees are £70 for 70 minutes.
  • Fees to TA trainees are £50 for 70 minutes.

If you are interested please contact me to arrange an initial assessment of about 20 minutes at no charge.

 

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 [...]

Hayley Snelling

Membership Number: 653
Description:

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.

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 [...]

Andrea Arnett BSc (Hons) Counselling, Registered MBACP NCS (prof accred)

Membership Number: 594
Description:

There are times in life when you may feel that you don't have anyone to turn to. You perhaps feel that family or friends may judge you if you talk to them about your problems or express certain feelings. Talking to a Counsellor may help take this pressure away. I can provide you with the space to be free to open up, in confidence, and express these feelings in a safe environment.

I offer my counselling services to adults and young people individually or as couples. I am a qualified experienced Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist offering a warm friendly service, supporting each person's individual needs working with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship, anger, self-harm, self-esteem and work related issues.

I can offer you an empathetic, non-judgemental service in a safe environment where we can work together allowing you to talk and express yourself freely through a variety of tools and theoretical models.

I provide an Online Counselling & Psychotherapy Service to any individual that cannot access face to face sessions. My service is open to self-referrals and to organisations who want to support their employees. I also provide services to EAP companies.

Rebecca O’Donovan MBACP, PgDip, BA (Hons).

Membership Number: 480
Description:

Hello, I'm Rebecca welcome to my page,

I am a BACP registered counsellor and a professional member here at ACTO.

The way I work: I believe the most important element for successful counselling is a good therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor. I aim to offer you this within a safe and confidential space. I offer online therapy using: video (Zoom), email, or the telephone.  For those who would like their first session to be in-person, I see clients at my private practice in north London. I offer a choice of online of in-person counselling to all my clients.

What to expect: We meet initially (online or in-person) to discuss what brings you to counselling, and what you would like to get from it. I offer both short term and open-ended therapy. All sessions last 50 minutes and are usually weekly. But can be at other intervals too.

Please feel free to contact me by either telephone or email with any questions you may have.

I have spaces available for new clients. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have.