Sian Naftal Integrative counsellor , E1

Due to the covid 19 crisis I am offering online or telephone counselling at a reduced rate. I feel that now more than ever accessible counselling is needed to help with our anxieties, whether as a direct consequence of the virus or that our existing anxieties have been exacerbated by it.

Do you feel alone and that no-one understands, and/or is listening?My name is Sian and I am an experienced and qualified integrative counsellor. I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I am passionate about the benefits that counselling can give in helping to improve our mental wellbeing.

Counselling is a talking therapy that takes place in a safe, non judgemental environment and it provides the opportunity discuss concerns with an independent person. Counselling can provide information or challenges but not advise you how to live your life.

I am trained to help others cope with emotional and social issues which can affect people of all ages. You may be suffering from anxiety or depression, have relationship problems, low self-esteem, have been bereaved or be dealing with other difficult events. Counselling provides you with a chance to talk about your feelings and experiences in a safe place with someone who will listen to and support you. I  will seek to understand, not judge and will work with you to make sense of your situation and make changes that improve your life.

I specialise in working with issues around the following:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Fertility Issues
  • Donor Conception, surrogacy and adoption
  • Miscarriage, pregnancy and baby loss
  • Termination
  • Pre-natal and post-natal, and with paternal anxiety and depression
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Trauma
  • Work issues
  • Bereavement
  • LGBTQ+

I work with individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

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I also have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ+ community.



Training and qualifications

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am qualified with a Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling with the CPCAB (counselling awarding body). I am also a member of the British Infertility Counselling association (BICA).

I currently work for Hackney Bereavement Centre/St Josephs Hospice as a bereavement counsellor and I am a volunteer for Bliss, providing emotional support to families who have babies on the neonatal intensive care unit. I am also an active media volunteer for Fertility Network UK.

I am involved in the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology's 'Womens Voices' and attend regular meetings linked to women's health issues.
These include infertility, baby and pregnancy loss, perinatal health, domestic violence, menopause and women's cancers.


Previously I was a counsellor with CliniQ, an organisation who provide holistic therapies for trans and non binary folk. I was also a telephone counsellor for Childline and a Helpline Volunteer for the Terence Higgins Trust, who provides support for people affected by HIV/AIDS.


I charge between £55-70 for a 50 minute session, depending on whether online or face to face. I  also offer a free 15 minute assessment. 

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