Watershed Counselling Practice was created by Cath Yankson and Amber Djemal.
The practice developed from the idea that counselling/psychotherapy should be accessible and welcoming, as well as professional and reliable and provide a safe space in which individuals can address difficulties or struggles in their lives.
Both practitioners have over 20 years experience, working with individuals and running groups within the education, charity and public sectors. Our ethos grew out of a commitment to inclusivity and from our understanding of diversity issues.
Counselling/psychotherapy is a chance to talk through current issues/problems in your life or those you have experienced in the past but are still causing you difficulties today. It offers a safe and dependable space in which you can be listened to and valued, whilst attempting to find more helpful ways of managing your circumstances.
We offer respectful, warm and accepting engagement, whilst also being willing to constructively challenge perhaps less helpful behaviours/beliefs. We aim to bring a human, down to earth approach to the work, whilst maintaining appropriate professional boundaries. Our aim is to work as transparently as the counselling role allows, fostering personal responsibility and accountability.
'To care of another individual means to know and to experience
the other as fully as possible.'
I am an experienced Psychotherapist/Counsellor offering both short and longer term Psychotherapy/Counselling since 2001, working with a wide range of people including those who do not traditionally access talking therapies.
I believe we all have times in our lives when we struggle to feel happy and satisfied for a whole range of reasons and that with the right support we can find a way to overcome these. I will work with you to help you understand and find your own answers to the problems facing you. I aim to be respectful, warm, welcoming and understanding as a therapist whilst providing supportive challenge when necessary.
I work with a whole range of presenting issues, including:
relationships, including those with your family or peers
abuse and trauma, including domestic or sexual abuse
and anything else that impacts your emotional health
I have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2002) from London Metropolitan University, a Graduate Certificate in Group Analysis (2013) from the Institute for Group Analysis/Birkbeck and have been an Accredited and Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) since 2005.
I understand that it can be very difficult to ask for counselling/therapy or to know who the right counsellor/psychotherapist is for you. Please feel free to contact me for an initial meeting to discuss what your needs are and to make sure you that get the right service/person for you.
I have worked one-to-one with both adults and young people for over 20 years in a variety of settings. These include the education sector, private practice, mental health settings and within the LGBTQ and BAMER communities. As such, I am confident in building lasting counselling relationships with a wide variety of people. I have a particular commitment to working with those traditionally less likely to access psychological therapies. Issues I commonly work with include but are not limited to: relationship difficulties, self-esteem, bereavement, anxiety, childhood sexual abuse, sexuality, sexual orientation, cultural identity, substance misuse, self-harming behaviours, eating disorders..
I work both short and longer term and offer a type of talking therapy that is client-centred, relational and interpretive, as appropriate. Without offering instruction or advice, I work with you to find your own answers or ways forward. I trained in Integrative Counselling (2002) and also began training in Group Analysis (2013). I am a MBACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor (2005).
ABOUT OUR FEES
The initial meeting is charged at £55
Ongoing, we offer a sessional rate of £45-£65
Fees are negotiable, on this scale, depending on circumstance and reflects our commitment to inclusive practice.
Our NW5 therapy room is located on the lower ground floor in a self-contained premises within a residential area.
Our NW6 therapy room is located on the first floor of a residential premises.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you Maya Angelou