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Firm-foundation Counselling Centre (FCC) – Dr Oby Osuchukwu

Address:
Romford, Greater London (Havering), RM1 2NX
Phone: 07931588351
Website Address: www.firmfoundationcounselling.com
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Welcome to FCC profile. We hope you find with us the help you are looking for. FCC is a registered Psychological Clinic that provides evidence-based therapy to individuals, couples and groups for various problems. We aim to provide you a safe environment as you

  •  search for meaning in life,
  •  gain better understanding of yourself,
  • restore stability and harmony in your emotional life,
  •  seek guidance in making life choices
Our Commitment
We are committed to
  • assisting you in identifying your internal strengths which you can use in resolving life issues or reframing them to a manageable state
  • providing you a therapeutic space where you can explore and discover the real you as well as learn to be you.
  • creating the environment where couples can work on their conflicts and (re)build a relationship based on trust, understanding and respect
  • offering you new skills for dealing with emotional, psychological, relational and/or behavioural problems
  • empowering you to explore and pursue your life ambitions and potentials.
We achieve these through various therapeutic processes which  aim at prevention, early intervention and exploratory work.
Characteristics of our therapy:
 1) AFFORDABILITY
Satisfying customers is one of our our top priorities. That’s why we believe in offering affordable, fair and transparent fees with no hidden or extra charges. We frequently offer promotional packages to help some of our clients/patients. We accept many forms of payment. Please contact our office for details.
2) ACCESSIBILITY
Our appointments are scheduled around your availability, presenting problems and the counsellor with the most expertise in the area of your presentation. We have morning, afternoon and evening slots (please contact office for details). We endeavour to offer initial appointment to all our clients/patients within five working days.
3) QUALITY
Everything we do centres on providing services of the highest level of quality. We continue to evaluate our work, achievements and aspirations to make sure that you receive current and reliable services.
4) EFFICIENCY
We pride ourselves on our efficient procedures and services, but we continually strive for improvement in order to deliver results more effectively.
Private Health Insurers
Do you know that you may be eligible for therapy through your health insurance? Below are some of the private healthcare insurers that we provide therapy to their clients. If your insurer is not included, please get in touch because we may be able to sort it out for you.
1. Vitality Health
2. Allianz
3. Aviva Health,
4. AXA PPP Healthcare, 
5. BUPA, 
6. Healix, 
7. Exeter Family Friendly, 
8. Pru Health, 
9. SimplyHhealth, 
10. CIGNA
OUR SERVICES

Please note that we have two sets of fees depending on who you wish to see: Category 1 (be seen by one our experienced Counselling Psychologist) and Category 2 (be seen by one of our qualifies and experienced Counsellor)

Fee Category 1: Fees for therapy by Counselling Psychologist

1. Psychological Assessment ................................................. £150

2. Individual Therapy ........................................................... £75

Individual Therapy through Insurance*..........................£85

3. Couple Therapy ............................................................  £110

Couple Therapy through Insurance* .......................... £130

4. Family Therapy .............................................................  £150

Family Therapy through Insurance* .........................£165

5. Personal Therapy for Students* ....................................... £45

6. Counselling Supervision    (qualified) ..............................£85

7. Counselling Supervision    (Trainee) ................................£55

8. Group supervision (6)................................................... £30/person

 

Fee Category 2: fee for therapy by Qualified and experienced Counsellors

1. Individual Therapy ...................................................... £50
Individual Therapy through Insurance*......................£65

2. Couple Therapy .......................................................... £75
Couple Therapy through Insurance* ....................... £85

3. Personal Therapy for Students* ............................... £25

Notes
*Fees are paid on or before the counselling session. You can pay by cheque, bank transfer, cash or by debit
*The extra fees for health insurance is due to extra admin time required to process the invoice (Invoice sent to your health insurer).
* Students' rate applies to young people under 25 years and adults in full-time education

* Bock-booking discount is available all but student rate which is already discounted

Duration of Therapy
1) Psychological assessment ............................................ 90 minutes

2) Individual therapy sessions ......................................... 50 minutes/week (extra session within the week can be arranged). For therapy through Insurance, the extra sessions will be subject to approval from your insurers 
3) Couple/family therapy sessions ................................. 80 minutes/week

 The sessions are reviewed every six weeks to enable us to evaluate
1) your therapeutic progress,
2) the possible areas for more work
3) possible ending the sessions if that is appropriate.

Duration of supervision session
Individual supervision session .........................................  1.5 hrs/month
Group supervision session ................................................  2.5 hrs/month

We provided therapy for the following needs:
1. Mental health problems:
Mental health challenges are not exclusive problem of certain individuals. In course of everyone's life journey, there are situations and circumstances that can seriously threaten or affect people's mental health. It is important that the stigma around mental health problems is gradually but steadily broken to enable sufferers seek the necessary support and help they need. These include:
  • Anxiety disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorder [GAD], Health Anxiety, Panic Disorder etc)
  • Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Psychosis (Schizophrenia)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
  • Abuses (Sexual, Physical, Verbal,  Emotional etc.)
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Eating disorder
  • Self harm

2. Social Problems

  • Low self-Esteem/ self-confidence,
  • Anger/Aggressive behaviours
  • Social phobias
  • Substance misuse (alcohol, drugs)
  • Living with HIV/AIDS
3. Situational Crisis
  •  Identity crisis in young people,
  • Bereavement / Coping with Terminal illness (Death and dying)

4. Sexual and Reproductive Issues

In our therapeutic work with men and women with sexual and reproductive issues, we sometimes collaborate with medical teams  (NHS and private) to develop our care plan for our clients. We offer therapy to clients with the following issues:
WOMEN ISSUES
  • Menopausal issues
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Infertility/sub-fertility
  • Contraception and Termination of pregnancy
  • Recurrent miscarriages, Still births, Abnormality/disabilities
  • Polycystic Ovaries, Endometriosis, Fibroid etc
  • Post-natal depression (PND)

MEN ISSUES

  • Sexual Dysfunction (no erection, early ejaculation)
  • infertility/sub-fertility
  • Mid-age crisis('Manopause')
  • Demasculinised self-image
  • Attachment and role-model issues
OUR APPROACHES
In our work with clients, we employ a range of therapeutic approaches. The following are our commonly used approaches:
  1.  Integrative Therapy
  2. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  3. Psychodynamic Therapy
  4. Person Centred Therapy
  5. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  6. Family (Systemic) Therapy

 

ABOUT ME

My name is Dr Oby. I am a Medical Doctor, Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Accredited Supervisor, Senior Lecturer and the CEO of Firm-foundation Counselling centre. In addition to my many years of medical practice, I have over eighteen years of working experience in the counselling arena. I have worked in the National Health Service (NHS) and Private Sector for many years. I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and British Fertility Society (BFS), and a Life Member of Omicron Psi Honour Society (USA).

In FCC, I am responsible for

  1. Research & Programme Development 
  2. Therapists' clinical supervision. 
  3. Counselling workshops, Seminars, and CPD training- which are open to external trainee and qualified counsellors, psychotherapists, supervisors and managers.

My clinical work includes general counselling but my areas of therapeutic specialty are:

  1.  Sexual and Reproductive health issues (e.g. infertility/sub-fertility, sexual dysfunctions, miscarriage and stillbirth, post-natal depression, unplanned pregnancy etc)
  2. Relationship Issues (e.g. marriage conflicts, divorce related problems, step-family issues)
  3. Mental health issues (e.g. Bipolar, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Psychosis, Personality Disorders, Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders [PTSD], Anger management problems)
  4. Occupational health issues (e.g. work-related stress and anxiety, work-life balance issues, bullying in the workplace

I use the following approaches to help her clients/patients:

  1. Integrative Therapy: combining two or more of these approaches depending on client's needs (CBT, Psychodynamic, Person Centre Therapy, Family therapy, Existential Therapy)
  2. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  3. Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT)
Other Therapists in FCC
I FCC, we have a number of therapists with varied areas of specialty such as Domestic violence, Bereavement, Children and young people therapists. To book for an appointment or for more information, please

call  01708-607-495 / 07931-588-351,

email: fccentre@hotmail.co.uk  or info@firmfoundationcounselling.com

visit us at: www.firmfoundationcounselling.com

We look forward to hearing from you

Regards

Dr Oby Osuchukwu

Opening Times

Opening Times: Monday to Friday: 9am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm

Location Information

Location/Directions Info: From Romford station: Buses 496, 370

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