My name is Yvette Addo. I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
As a therapist, my role is to work alongside you to help find ways to understand and address the issues you may be facing. My approach is to build a safe, trusting and confidential environment that challenges and supports you but also encourages self-awareness, resilience and personal growth.
With an integrative therapeutic approach, I can draw upon different skills and techniques (Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Existential, Cognitive Behavioural) that may best support you and your personal goals.
My client range is varied, in that I am familiar and experienced in working as an Occupational Health consultant for large international management consulting firms and also providing occupational health support within the public sector with local authorities. Additionally, I am also a listed Occupational Health provider via Compsych as well as Vitality Health insurance.
As well as my two London based practices ( Farringdon & Islington) , I also provide a counselling service within an NHS GP surgery, and a Drug and Alcohol charity. Alongside my private practice, I work as a 'Specialist Mentor' Higher Education (HE). providing support to students (with a mental health diagnosis) across 350 Higher Education Providers (HEP) in the UK.
My expert knowledge is also used to provide guidance in globally-read articles, such as the Huffington Post, now known as HuffPost.
I am experienced in helping clients who are having difficulties with:
abuse; addiction(s); anger management; anxiety bereavement; bullying; depression; domestic violence; eating disorders; gender identity; life-stage transitions; low self-confidence; low self-esteem; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD); personality disorders; relationship issues; self-harm; sexual issues; sexuality; spirituality; stress; trauma; work-related issues.
This list is not exhaustive, and meant only as an example, so please contact me if you do not see a particular issue that concerns you.
I have both qualifications and experiences in the following:
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (The Minster Centre - BACP Accredited)
Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (CPPD-BACP Accredited)
Certificate in Drug & Alcohol Counselling (Addaction-A UK based drug and alcohol treatment charity)
I am experienced in working with long and short-term clients from different cultural and social backgrounds.