What is counselling?

Counselling can mean a range of things for many people. However, person-centred counselling provides a place to talk privatelyindependently gaining self-awareness and having the ability to think and feel emotions with clarity and understanding. A safe, confidential, therapeutic space is provided allowing you to be open and honest with your issues, exploring them freely without being judged, just accepted. Everyone is different and unique and this is respected in counselling.

My Counselling Work

My counselling approach is person-centred based on the theory of psychologist Dr Carl Rogers from the humanistic theories. Talking one-on-one in a non-judgemental empathetic accepting manner creates a strong therapeutic relationship that enables in depth self-exploration. My counselling work is governed by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) professional body - www.bacp.co.uk.
I am experienced in the following issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Self-esteem
  • Image
  • School/Work
  • Family life
  • Sexuality
  • Bullying
  • Attachment
  • Depression
  • Relationships

Sessions last for an hour and counselling can be short-term or long-term. Each session costs £45 and can be weekly, fortnightly or once a month. I do require a 24hr notice for cancellations otherwise there will be a full session payment charge.

About Me

My name is Adeola. I am a qualified member of the  British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). When I am not counselling, I enjoy watching films, tv shows and documentaries. I also enjoy listening to music and going for walks. Amateur nature photography is a small passion of mine. My motto is “Life is what you make it”.

Sessions

Sessions will be held for 50 or 60 minutes and will usually take place at the same time on the same day each week. Due to Covid-19 restrictions counselling sessions will take place remotely on Zoom. However, phone call is optional too.
Session cost: £50 per session

Confidentiality

Confidentially is held unless I feel that you or someone else is at serious risk of harm.  If this occurs I will inform you that I need to pass this information on to be shared with appropriate authorities.

Supervision

I attend supervision, this is to ensure that I am working in your best interest.  During supervision your anonymity is protected.

Missed sessions

If you need to miss a session it is important to contact me by phone: 07376954498 or email: adeolaocounselling@hotmail.com.
If you miss a session without warning or cancel less than 24hrs beforehand, the session payment will need to be made still.

Holidays

I will inform you two weeks in advance of any holidays I am due to take. I would also ask for you to do the same, informing me of any future holidays in advance.

Counselling orientation

My counselling approach is person-centred based on the humanistic theory by Carl Rogers.

BACP code of conduct

I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions

Notes

I will write minimal notes about our sessions. These will be stored safely and anonymously.  You have the right under the Data Protection Act to see your notes, if you wish to do this please contact me and the notes will be made available to you as soon as possible.

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