Sian NaftalIntegrative counsellor
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.
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 have a special interest in pregnancy and baby loss. fertility issues, birth trauma, post natal and pre natal anxiety and depression (both male and female) and issues around trying again after a loss.
I specialise in working with issues around the following:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Fertility Issues
- Donor Conception, surrogacy and adoption
- Miscarriage, pregnancy and baby loss
- Birth Trauma
- Pre-natal and post-natal, and with paternal anxiety and depression
- Relationship difficulties
- Work issues
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.
Please read my blog - https://skncounselling.blogspot.com/
I also have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ+ community.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
I charge between £60-70 for a 50 minute session, depending on whether online or face to face. I also offer a free 15 minute assessment.
I also have a limited amount of low cost counselling places.
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 am also trained in CBT and Couples Counselling.
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.