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 is Counselling?

Counselling is a place where you can meet a qualified psychology professional in a one to one setting. Therapy takes place in a private and confidential environment, where you can discuss any psychological issues with an experienced professional. Counselling can be a remarkable and unique opportunity to delve into the world of the most important thing--YOU!

The relationship with a counsellor, is a special one with somebody whom you can trust, is not judgmental and accepts you for who you are. A therapist will not give you any unrequested advice and will not tell you what you should or should not do. Counselling is all about supporting you to empower yourself, to make your own decisions and choices. Speaking to a counsellor can help you feel more comfortable within yourself and start building up a more free and positive mindset.

Many psychological problems can be discussed during a counselling session, including relationship problems and learning to deal with the loss of a loved one. Dealing with these psychological issues can help you find a deeper meaning in life or simply just make life a little easier. Counselling can help raise self esteem and help to manage stress, depression or anxiety better. During therapy, we will set goals together so you can learn new resources that help you learn to cope with your more difficult psychological issues.

As a counsellor I understand the importance of trust and acceptance. Counselling means that you will have a safe environment to express yourself. By creating an open and warm space to connect, in our therapy sessions, we can explore the daunting psychological tasks you are faced with and work on dealing with them together. Counselling means that you do not have to deal with troubling emotions or thoughts alone.

Do I need therapy?

You might be asking yourself how counselling can help you? Why would you talk to a stranger, when you could talk to friends and family? You might also want to know if you can trust your counsellor since therapy involves discussing very private and personal issues. You might also want think that the therapist might not be able to understand you and that your thought and feelings are not acceptable?

Counselling can help with a wide variety of psychological issues, from feeling unsatisfied in life to experiencing loneliness or dealing with anxiety, depression, stress and phobias. Counselling can help with relationship issues and dealing with grief and bereavement.

Therapy and counselling can help with the following issues:
  • Addictions
  • Mental Health
  • Depression
  • Forced Marriages
  • Self Harm
  • Domestic Violence
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Living in Isolation
  • Relationship breakdowns
  • Family problems
  • Cultural and Religious issues

Call 07581 410 015 or or use the Online Form to Book a Counselling Session in South Woodford, Ilford and Rainham.