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A bit about me.... Hi, I'm Siobhan....

edited for bookings page

 

My Background

Originally from Manchester,  now based in Bromley, South London.

I trained as a dancer and worked as a professional contemporary dancer, choreographer and teacher for nearly 20 years. Dance was my passion and I loved my job. I understand the highs/lows and  pressures of competitive fields where you push yourself to your limit. 

 

I bring experience from my time as a dance artist and dance lecturer, having specialised in working with vulnerable young people with complex needs and challenging behaviour from marginalised and disadvantaged sectors of society. Such as: young offenders, refugees, care leavers, young carers, excluded young people, grooming victims, abuse survivors and a wide range of SEN and neurodivergencies. 

I know how it feels to take the plunge and re-train, having had a major career change, and I can support those embarking on that journey. Also, as a Mum, I understand the pressures and juggling of parenting.

My personal experience of inter-cultural relationships and my professional experience of working within Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Communities means I'm confident in offering an authentic anti-racist approach. I do not shy away from working with clients around challenging issues of race and the difficulties of conflicting cultural or religious identities.

My Ethos


I decided to train to become a counsellor and
psychotherapist because I have always been drawn to
helping others and offering emotional support to anyone in need, ever since I was a child.
 
I fundamentally believe in the good of humankind and that with the right support, understanding, empathy and love we can all flourish, thrive and reach our potential.
 
I don’t diagnose, I don’t label, I work from a holistic perspective.

I am interested in the whole of you and in offering what you need to feel met in relationship.


I am passionate about the pursuit of a more equal society where all people can feel safe to live, strive and achieve without fear of abuse or discrimination. I offer an anti-oppressive, anti-discriminatory practice in line with the BACP and UKCP Code of Ethics and my personal values.

I welcome all people of all backgrounds, nationalities, racial, religious, cultural, gender and sexual orientation identities.
 
I don’t have the answers, the person who knows you the best is you!

I am here to help you to join some dots, unravel some blocked or buried issues. Through increasing your awareness, you can begin to work through whatever is holding you back, empowering you to move forward into a brighter future. 
My Experience

2021: Siobhan Talk Therapy

Psychotherapy Private Practice.

In-person and Online Therapy sessions for adults.

2022-ongoing: Caya Therapy, Peckham South London

Psychotherapist & Counsellor in Private Practice offering humanistic weekly therapy with individual, adult clients.

2022- ongoing: South London Therapy Group, Peckham 

Psychotherapist & Counsellor in Private Practice offering humanistic weekly therapy with individual, adult clients.

2018-2023: Centre of Change Project, Croydon

Counsellor offering weekly counselling sessions to adult clients.

I am highly skilled and experienced with working with victims and survivors of Domestic Abuse, having worked as a counsellor for a local organisation for 3 years (Centre of Change Project, Croydon). I am able to support men and women who are struggling in unhealthy relationships, whose self-belief, self-worth and self-esteem may have been eroded, leaving them unable to assert their boundaries, stand up for themselves or make healthy decisions.

I can help identify:

Gaslighting, coercive control, psychological, emotional,    financial, sexual and physical abuse both present and historical.

 

I offer support with moving your life into a more positive, safe and healthy place.

I am experienced in working with people from different cultural backgrounds and am open and responsive to all issues around diversity. I work hard to stay up to date on current thinking and I am active in promoting awareness, understanding and respect around difference.

 

I am experienced in working with visually impaired and blind young people (through educational support work with the RSBC) and I have awareness of the challenges and discrimination faced by this community. 

My Qualifications

 

2017-2023: MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy

& Post-Grad Diploma (Metanoia Institute, London)

2021: Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling -

(Metanoia Institute, London)

1999 – 2002: BA (Hons.) in Dance Theatre at Trinity Laban.

Further training courses: 

November 2017: Royal Society for Blind Children: Sighted Guide Training

 

October 2017: EduCare Certification Online Courses Level 2: Child Protection Refresher, the Prevent Duty and Safeguarding Young People

 

April 2017: The Coaching Academy: Foundation in Life Coaching Introductory Course

 

2011: Team Teach Training Foundation Certificate: positive behavioural strategies aimed to reduce risk and restraint

 

  • MBACP (393174) Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

  • Fully supervised in line with BACP & UKCP guidelines.

  • DBS checked. 

  • Fully insured

  • Registered with ICO for data handling.

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