Issues Covered

Grief, Bereavement & Loss

  • Loss-Death (parent, child, sibling, friend, family member, pet)
  • Death by (suicide, terminal illness, longterm illness, natural causes, accident, gang attack) 
  • Separation anxiety (Perental separation, divorce, away from family home, foster placement, abondantment)
  • Loss of heath-disability
  • Depression
  • anxiety
  • paranoia
  • anger management 
  • Grief- Cultural / Religious issues (Migration, asylum, refugee, evaquation)  
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Loss of employment (late life redundancy, pension)
  • Loneliness 
  • Post natal depression (including abortion, termination, victim of rape/sexual abuse, still beath)
  • Obsessive compulsive
  • Attachement issues 
  • Family / Relationship
  • Personal adjustment
  • Low Self-image/Self-esteem
  • self neglect
  • Eating disorder
  • Bullying
  • bed wetting
  • stealing
  • alcohol and substance abuse
  • truancy

Testimonials

26 Nov

Counsellor Profile

Training and Qualification:

  • Postgraduate Diploma In Psychodynamic Counselling
  • M A Counselling
  • Certificate Diploma In Humanistic And Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Certificate In Bereavement Counselling
  • Certificate in Child Counselling Technique:
        • Play and Creative Work therapy
        • Play and Metaphor
        • Helping Children to Tell Their Story

Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. (MBACP)

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26 Nov

How We Work

You will be seen by a qualified psychodynamic counsellor who is also substantially trained as a Humanistic counsellor to offer you Client Centred counselling. I draw on other modalities with different techniques, such as Bereavement Counselling, Solution Focused Short Term Therapy, Relaxation Techniques and Play and Creative Work Therapy (mainly used for children), for a more integrative approach to meet individual client/patient needs.

Our therapist main approach to counselling is psychodynamic, which explores problems more in depth, to identify how they emerged and what hinders their change. The psychodynamic counsellor works on the premise that, current conflicts and difficulties presented by clients/patients, can often be understood as a reflection of their past experiences and relationship with significant adults in earlier childhood life. This treatment encourages you to talk freely about the painful conflicts, feelings and the experiences that are affecting your life. The counsellor listens attentively and supports you to reflect on what you bring to the session.

The aim for counselling/psychotherapy is for a deeper awareness and understanding of what might be influencing current difficulties, by paying attention to both conscious and unconscious actions, so that change becomes clearer and manageable.

The relationship between counsellor and client is very important because it offers the counsellor insight into some of the problems the client might bring to the session. Such understanding will help clients also to adapt to more meaningful ways of being, clients are therefore encouraged to attend their sessions regularly with their designated counsellor/therapist.

 

Good Practice

As a registered member of ‘The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)’ all of our counsellors/psychotherapists are bound by its ethical framework which safeguards ‘Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy’ and ensures the requirement for care by appropriate supervision of work and a confidential service provided in a safe and comfortable environment. 

Child Protection Policy Statement

 

 

 

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26 Nov

Changing Chapters C.I.C

A Community Interest Company. Limited by Guarantee

“Change is inevitable in life. From birth to end of life, a person goes through endless twists, shifts and conditions on a journey to discover his/her 'true-self'. Just as the butterfly morphs from egg to larvae to pupa (cocoon) and from cocoon it emerges beautifully spread out.”

Who we are

Changing Chapters is a not-for-profit community interest company based in London and is backed by the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneur Programme. We support children (from age 4 years and up), young people and vulnerable adults, through bereavement, grief, loss and related mental, emotional and health problems.

Changing Chapters provides fast access (within 48 hours) to counselling and psychotherapy for children or young people, and vulnerable adults who need crisis or long term intervention to deal with the trauma of bereavement, grief and loss. We specialise in providing 3-way triangular support for the child or young person in collaboration with home parent/carer/significant family member, the school-teacher and other agencies in the community.

Access to Service

The service is accessed by making an appointment on phone, sending an e-mail, or visiting our website and completing a short form. We accept self-referrals including students in training, *child referral by a significant adult, referrals from GP's, Schools and local agencies and organizations. We accept commisioned work tailored to client needs and also open to collaboration and partnership with organizations with similar objectives and agender. 

We endeavour to offer patients/clients an appointment within two weeks of contact to alleviate unnecessary pain and anxiety.   

How counselling/therapy can help

People seek counselling or Psychotherapy for different reasons. It may be that you have suffered a bereavement or loss, feeling low or withdrawn, in distress or anxious, you can't cope anymore or seeking clarity about changes in your life, behaviour patterns and your relationship with others, or perhaps you have noticed changes in your child's behaviour patterns at school/home or you just need to talk to someone who will listen to you attentively without feeling, exposed, ashamed, judged or criticised.

You may give us a call and we would be happy to make the journey with you and together we can explore the things that you find difficult that are troubling you.

A list of issues that I covered is available on the right column:

What we offer

Counselling:

  • An initial 1 hour assessment/consultation session either at the client’s home, centre or school.
  • Regular weekly sessions are offered within 2 weeks of initial assessment, once the therapist and client both agree and are happy to work.  Alternative services may be referred as appropriate.
  • Weekly 1 hour one-on-one open-ended sessions focused on psychodynamic counselling techniques.
  • Short term time limited weekly sessions (8 – 12 sessions).
  • Medium to long term weekly sessions (16 – 24 sessions).
  • You will be expected to pay for your sessions, including any missed sessions unless 48 hours cancellation notice has been given to your counsellor/therapist. This is to help us maintain your regular appointment time for the duration of your therapy and offer efficient service to all who need it.

Support Groups:

  • Regular small support groups lasting for 10 weeks (age groups 13-15, 16-18, 25-30+, 35- 55 and 55+).
  •  Coffee mornings in schools with parents and carers.
  • Chill Zone group sessions for children and young people in schools and colleges for open discussion, resolving conflicts, buddy building exercises, building self-confidence and tackling bullying.

Training and Workshops:

  • Targeted training and workshop to empower friends, families, teachers, key workers, social care and community organizations that play a supportive role to the children, young people and vulnerable adults. (call us for more information about our pakaged training and workshops).

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Contact Info

Amy Frimpong-Baafi MBACP (Founding Member & Managing Director)

May Morgan MBACP Accredit (Member & Co-Director)

Email: info@changingchapters.co.uk

Mob: 07903 711 834 / 07949 042 127 

Practice Address
The Primary Care Centre
Hawstead Road
Catford
London SE6 4JH

 

 

Opening Hours

Monday                 8am—7.00pm

Tuesday                9am—7.00pm

Wednesday           9am—7.00pm 

Thursday              9am—7.00pm

Friday                   8am- 5.30pm

Saturday              emergency only

Sunday                 Clossed

Experienced In

  • Primary care counselling; South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation (SLAM) 
  • Counselling; Primary Care Trust (PCT) 
  • Bereavement Counselling; Lewisham Bereavement Counselling Service
  • Child Counselling; Play Therapy; Primary School; The Place2Be 

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