Mrs Anita Roy
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS19-07854
I am a mother and a wife, living in Reading. I have a BSc (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling and a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. I have worked mostly with Trauma clients within Charity organisations and the NHS, most recently set up Therapy2help.com
I become emotional about shopping for Counsellors that I can relate to; someone who I feel will have an insight into what am talking about. I hated explaining every single detail of what I meant as a client.
My goals are to reach those clients who feel they need a sensitive counsellor, whose lived a dual heritage existence and is willing to be of service and empathetic to their needs.
My frustrations have been filtering what I can take to therapy, getting few options or recommendations of culturally sensitive counsellors. Having the need to be heard and understood by someone who I feel knows/relates to what am talking about.
As an adult, I have since learned that our upbringing does indeed shape our behaviours. And that culture norms etc contribute to our defence mechanisms.
When I eventually met 'The therapist', I loved that someone understood and could relate to what I was bringing to therapy. That sometimes, I felt I did not need to detail the the cultural norms, that they were not foreign to the counsellor and that enabled me to feel that I was in safe secure hands. I felt that I was in familiarity, which enhanced my ability to trust and grow.
- Qualifications & ExperienceBSc Hons In Person Centred Counselling
Diploma In Integrative Humanistic Counselling
Certificates in Counselling related courses.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Children / teenagers
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Driving tests
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Languages Spoken