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Jasmine Cooray

Integrative counsellor
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About Me

Hello and Welcome.

My role as a counsellor is to help you explore your own experience, find ways to make it easier to be you, and deal with the particular worlds you inhabit.

Together, we will talk, see what thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations arise, and do our best to understand them.You will be provided with a warm, clarifying and grounding environment: a confidential space to not be alone with what is bothering you.

Can you describe a bit more about how you work?

I work in an integrative, creative, embodied way, which means I am trained in several different modalities and will draw from them according to your needs.

For example, I might offer a safe witness to painful parts of your history, or I might offer ways of changing or managing negative thoughts that arise in the present. 

Usually I work combining looking backwards and looking forwards: that is, work towards understanding the experiences that contribute to your challenges, and find ways to manage and overcome the echoes of these experiences in the present. I find sensations in the body a useful informant for our emotions, so usually will attend to these too.

I will encourage anything that there isn't plain language for  to be expressed with the body, in drawings or verbal images, if that appeals to you.

We can discuss what you feel might be helpful in the initial session, and if I think something might be useful as we along, I will offer it directly to you for discussion. 

I have experience with a wide range of issues that include stress, abuse, anxiety, relationship issues, gender and sexuality, bereavement, abandonment, disability, chronic illness, self harm and low-self worth.

Why are you a counsellor?

I believe that we have all done our best to survive and adapt to the circumstances of our pasts, but that sometimes we need help letting go of what isn't useful anymore and finding the freedom to live the life that we want. I want to do work that challenges the message that we must be inauthentic about how we feel to be acceptable. I came to counselling as someone who found being a client incredibly healing, and wanted to pass that experience on. I'm here to help give you a leg up into breathing more easily. 

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Locations

Online

I provide my services online

Issues often worked with

Anxiety
Bereavement
Depression
Interpersonal relationships
Sexual abuse
Trauma
Couple relationships
Gender diversity

Therapy offered

By phone
On video

Client groups

Adult

Fees

If you feel like you would like to work with me, please email or call to arrange an initial meeting, and feel free to ask any questions you have.

The face to face initial meeting is where you can say what's happening for you and what you'd like help with. This meeting is £30.

If you decide you want to have therapy with me, sessions are £50-60. 

 

Training and qualifications

I am a qualified counsellor with a PG Diploma in Integrative Counselling from The Minster Centre, London. I am registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their code of ethics.

I am completing my Psychotherapy MA. I have worked as a counsellor in a number of contexts, including for homelessness prevention charity Alone in London and for LGBT service London Friend.

Prior to training, I worked in the arts and education sector, as a teacher of creative writing. 

I have dual-heritage (mixed race) and I offer an LGBTQ inclusive space.

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy