farrella-mainAs an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I aim to use my training and experience to find a way of working with you in a welcoming, flexible and non-judgemental manner.

I feel it is important to recognise and respect the individuality of your journey through life, and I work to understand how you make sense of your world.  This approach allows us to explore the influence of the past and the challenges of the present while uncovering new possibilities for the future.

In practice this means that I tailor my approach to you, drawing on my training in a wide range of therapeutic approaches including  humanistic, psychodynamic and relational   and body psychotherapy.  I will not dictate a particular course of action or offer advice  but instead, work with you to build a space where you can more clearly hear your own inner voice.  I may, at times, challenge you but will aim to do so in a supportive and constructive manner.

 

Qualifications

I hold and MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative counselling from the Minster Centre, London.

I have been working with clients in the NHS, charitable organisations and in private practice for over 6 years.

I am committed to continued professional development and training, am a registered member of the BACP, work within their ethical framework including all expectations of confidentiality, and hold professional insurance.

 A little more about me.

As someone who is, at times, described as a ‘mixed race, ‘black’, ‘dual heritage’, ‘minority ethnic’, ‘Afro-Carribean’, ‘African’, my experience of being many different things to different people has left me deeply interested in the challenges that can exist in the gaps between how we experience ourselves and how we are seen as by others.

Whether the assigned identities on offer to you relate to race, ethnicity, gender, class, beliefs or sexuality, or any other area of life, I am interested in understanding how you experience yourself regardless of categories, and uphold your right to your own sense of self while exploring with you what this ‘self’ may mean.

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