Children, Young People and Adults Counsellor/Counselling Supervisor
During the Covid-19 pandemic, I am offering counselling sessions via secure video link or telephone, as well as face to face sessions (permitting absence of symptoms).
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor for adults, children and young people and a clinical supervisor. I have been practising since 2001 and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Before I professionally trained to be a counsellor, I obtained a BA in English Literature and worked as an English teacher.
My interest in counselling was sparked by my own experience of having counselling. As a result, I experienced personal transformation and growth in all areas of my life. This created a real passion and interest for me to become a counsellor, strongly believing that with the right professional support and care, I can help others too to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.
I strive to create a safe, supportive environment where you can explore your concerns, thoughts and feelings. My aim is to assist you in developing a better understanding of your issues, difficulties and who you are at a deeper emotional level, moving towards developing a better relationship with yourself and others, going forward in your life. I am trained as an Integrative Counsellor and I draw from many therapeutic modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Attachment Theory, Art Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, the 12 Step Minnesota Model and Play Therapy among others, tailored to each client’s specific needs. I strive to work relationally and I therefore place particular attention to forming a strong, personal and caring therapeutic relationship.
I have more than 15 years of clinical experience working with adults presenting with different issues, such anxiety, depression, anger issues etc. I specialise in addictions and I have worked as a counsellor and team leader within different addiction treatment settings, including charity and community organisations, prison based settings and within the private sector.
In the more recent years, my new role as a mother inspired me to re-train in counselling children and young people with the Place2Be. Alongside my training, I worked in a primary school in London, helping children through talking, creative work and play in a therapeutic environment. I worked with them to create the opportunity for them to be heard and seen and to express their thoughts and feelings. At this vital early stage of development, offering support to deal with emotional and behavioural issues is proven to have a positive impact on the rest of the lives of children and young people as well as the lives of those around them.
As a clinical supervisor, I offer 1:1 and group supervision privately from my practice at The Eaves but also as an external supervisor to various private, public and charitable organisations.
My supervisory approach is integrative therefore I can work with counsellors from a wide range of therapeutic modalities. My supervision style is relational aiming to provide a supportive, informative and collaborative environment, where you and I can talk freely about the therapeutic relations with your clients and how they are progressing as well as you the practitioner inside and outside the therapeutic relationship. I work with both qualified and trainee counsellors, supervisors, helping professionals, healthcare practitioners and volunteers. I value curiosity and kindness whilst helping you work towards personal and professional development.
I am also familiar, experienced and able to guide and help with BACP accreditation process and application, counselling courses supervision requirements/reviews-reports etc.
Please contact me to have an informal discussion of your counselling or supervision requirements and my current availability.
I very much look forward to hearing from you.
Contact Anna Bampou