counsellor-Mei Choate
DA11, United Kingdom
DA11 8FF, United Kingdom
BACP, Other
Accessibility
Wheelchair access
Session types
Face to face counselling
Telephone counselling
Online counselling
Clients
Young People
Adults
Older Adults

Dr. Mei Choate

Primary Location

Why Counselling?
A time set aside for you to talk to a trained counsellor in a safe, relaxed, confidential and professional setting about what is causing you distress.  It’s a safe space in which you are accepted and held, so you can get in touch with and express innermost feelings.  With someone who will listen to you and not judge you, help you gain insights and explore more helpful ways of looking at things. As your counsellor I am here to help you discover strengths you may not have been aware of.  I will support you as you walk through changes.

About Me
I have lived and worked in the Far East and mainland Europe before coming to the UK. During these years I have rubbed shoulders with people from many cultures and social backgrounds.  I’ve faced loneliness, anxiety, low self-esteem and depression –  and can relate with clients going through similar transitions. The good news is that it is possible to overcome these hurdles and get to that better place where you can find yourself and live out of the values you hold dear. Before training as a counsellor, part of my work involved facilitating global teams and resolving sometimes hidden conflicts.

How I Work
I use a holistic (integrative) approach,  using knowledge and skills that are most relevant to your needs and circumstances.  I also incorporate creative techniques and mindfulness as appropriate.
If you find it helpful, we can also explore spirituality and faith.

Free Consultation
Selecting a counsellor can be daunting, and so I offer a free 20 minute initial session without obligation,  to help you decide whether we can work together. This allows you to get to know me a little, tell me briefly about your background and what brings you to counselling.  

My Counselling Experience  includes over 2 years working within the NHS, in a hospice for families facing terminal illness, a Christian counselling agency and my private practice. I am happy to counsel people of all faiths or none.

Date Qualified
Training, Qualifications and Experience

I have a total of over 600 supervised client hours experience over two years
– as a counsellor in an NHS Hospital
– as a grief and bereavement counsellor in a Hospice for families facing terminal illness
– in a Christian community counselling service
– as an EAP (Employee Assistance Program) online counsellor
– in my own private practice

 

TRAINING
Certificates in Crisis Counselling,  Family and Marriage Counselling, Grief and Bereavement Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP-accredited, NHS Training)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
I am registered with the BACP and an accredited counsellor with the ACC

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / TRAINING
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
Disordered Eating
Grief Therapy Models
ADD, ADHD in Adults
Emotion Focused Therapy (Relationship Counselling)

Behavioural therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Cognitive therapy
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Integrative
Mindfulness
Person-centred therapy
Psychodynamic therapy
Solution focused brief therapy
Transactional analysis
Abortion
ADHD
Adoption
Affairs and betrayals
Anger management
Anorexia nervosa
Anxiety
Asperger's syndrome
Attachment disorder
Bereavement
Body dysmorphic disorder
Binge-eating disorder
Bullying
Cancer
Career counselling
Carer support
Child related issues
Childhood bereavement
Childhood bullying
Depression
Discrimination
Disabilities
Eating disorders
Emotional abuse
Family issues
Feeling sad
Generalised anxiety disorder
Health anxiety
Loneliness
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Miscarriage
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Panic disorder
Passive aggressive behaviour
Postnatal depression
Separation and divorce
Spirituality
Stress
Redundancy
Relationship problems
Trauma
Work-related stress
Young carers

Monday – Friday all day
Occasional weekends

£40 for full 60-minute hour
Concessions available to students and those on lower income

Contact me

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