Seema Barua PG Dip MBACP

​Person Centred, CBT and Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

07581 410 015

''What a relief just to find somebody to talk to about things I have kept quiet about for years.something definitely changed for me, I worked with seema for 8 months and it was very useful''. Bx

I am a highly experienced counsellor specialising the Person Centred and Psychodynamic approach to therapy. I will work closely with you to understand exactly what psychological issues are bothering you and what is going on in your life. As a counsellor I am to support you in your process of growth and self-fulfillment. Identifying your specific needs is part of the counselling process and the space is yours to learn about yourself.

I understand the importance of trust, acceptance and the need for a safe environment to express all that you are so that you can get the most out of counselling. Therapy involves creating an open and warm space to connect, so that together we can explore the psychological issues that you have found painful, challenging or difficult. I also use Cognitive Behaviour Techniques, Life Coaching Skills, Trauma Release Work and Motivational Interviewing Techniques.

My counselling work is constituted by diversity and I work using an Intercultural approach. Recognising culture, beliefs and values is extremely valuable, for both the client and the therapist. Discovering the differences and similarities of numerous aspects of your culture and how you relate to the world can have an outstanding impact on the changes you experience at a deeper level. That is why we will discuss these cultural issues during your counselling sessions. Gender, race, age and sexuality I work with it all psychological identity issues.

I have done a lot of counselling group work, taken part in and facilitated deep rooted body trauma release, active and dynamic meditation and holding a space for men and women in sacred circles of healing.

I have a special interest in treating psychological issues related to race, culture and identity.

I am currently in the process of working towards my British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Accreditation for the BACP.

I offer face to face counselling sessions in South Woodford and Rainham. I also offer online and telephone counselling sessions.

I am able to offer counselling and therapy in Hindi, Punjabi and English.

What Inspired me to Become a Counsellor

When I was a child I was fascinated by an unspoken language that I witnessed between two people. I always wondered why people are the way they are and what makes them behave in a certain way. As I grew older and began to face my own journey, I realised that this mysterious language came alive through expression. The world of emotions is brought to life through communication in the form of talking, crying, silence, raging, screaming, laughing or crying. I became even more curious to learn about myself and others and how we related to each other and to the world.

I have always had a gift of connecting with people on a deeper level and communication is my passion.This is why I decided to study counselling and psychotherapy so that I could use my natural curiosity about our wide range of emotions and my talent for communication to help people live up to their potential and more fulfilled lives. I have seen through experience that it can make all the difference when you know your counsellor cares enough to want to walk with you, side by side, through your experiences. Seeing my clients feel more empowered and happier is what inspires me as a counsellor.

Counselling Qualifications:

DBS checked and fully insured

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling

BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered

Healthcare and Doula Qualifications:

Community Interpretation Diploma Level 4

13 years of experience of working in the health and social field

NVQ in health and social level 3

Qualified Youth Worker

Pregnancy, Birth and Post Natal Doula

Counselling and Healthcare Training

MASH Childrens Safeguarding Training – February 2016

Cognitive Behaviour Counselling Training – February 2016

Naloxone Drug Overdose Training – August 2015

MARAC Conference – February 2014

Understanding Diversity when protecting children from harm – Dec 2013

Motivational Interviewing Techniques – June 2013

Suicide Risk Management – June 2013

Blood Borne Virus Training – March 2013

Health and Safety – Jan 2013

Housing – Jan 2013

Safeguarding Impact of Parental Mental Health on Children – Oct 2012

Safeguarding Impact of Parental Substance Misuse on Children – Oct 2012