Life 1:5 Counselling understands that life's curveballs are enough to throw even the strongest people off course, myself included. My name is Selone Ajewole and counselling to me is simply a warm, non-judgemental, confidential and safe environment, which allows you to gain clarity of thought in the presence of another caring human being.
The opportunity to pause, be listened to, learn and recalibrate is seldom afforded to us in such a fast paced life. As a practitioner I believe that the client themselves already has the answer, my role is simply to work alongside you to help to facilitate its illumination.
Approach To Counselling
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist which simply means that I am trained in multiple schools of thought (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic and Psychodynamic) and I am able to tailor my approach to suit your specific needs as an individual.
I also practice Christian counselling and can introduce a non-judgmental biblical perspective on your circumstance only as requested.
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and strictly adhere to their code of ethics.
I have several years experience of working seamlessly with various client groups from different cultures and backgrounds and across diverse faith divides. This includes: children, students, teenagers, adults, the elderly, families, groups and couples.
Some of the presenting issues I have worked with include but are not limited to:
- Eating disorders
- Race-related difficulties
- Identity crisis
- Family breakdowns
- Sexuality related concerns
- Domestic violence
- Suicidal thoughts
- Life transitions
- Low self esteem
- A lack of motivation or direction
- Education or workplace difficulties
- Relationships and marital strain
- Crisis pregnancy
- Ill health
- Spiritual concerns
I have undertaken rigorous academic training to ensure sound clinical practice. My qualifications pertaining to this domain include:
MSc Therapeutic Counselling
University of Greenwich
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Inter-pysche Training Institute (NHS)
University College London
Counselling Sessions-Face to Face and Online
All counselling sessions last 50 minutes and are conducted one to one in a private and comfortable room or online via Skype or Zoom. These sessions simply take the form of a conversation discussing whatever is on your heart in that moment.
I offer 2 types of service, one is a single 'ad hoc' session which may occur only once, on a monthly basis or a few times throughout the year as needed. These sessions are required when individuals use counselling as a "check in" where room is given to discuss secondary concerns that do not require intensive weekly sessions.
The other type of service I offer are for more deep seated issues such as abuse, depression, or anxiety which require more time to work through. Sessions tend to occur on a once a week basis and begin with an initial consultation to outline what brought you to therapy in the first place, what you hope to gain by the end of therapy, what the sessions are likely to entail and how many sessions may be required. During this session you will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have or highlight any fears or concerns about the process. By the end of this session we will have been able to establish whether or not we feel able to work together in a therapeutic relationship.
Where appropriate and as long as a client feels comfortable, I incorporate more practical and creative methods within sessions such as writing, drawing, role playing or using other resources such as worksheets, buttons or stones to help further access emotion or gain clarity of thought.
After the initial consultation, sessions are offered on a minimum of 2 additional counselling appointments basis, occurring once a week/once every 2 weeks. Flexibility in terms of session extension is also available, for example sessions can be extended to a mutually agreed pre-determined amount of weeks or can remain open ended as required. A drop in service is unavailable.
£60 per session
Each 50 minute Counselling appointment thereafter
£60 per session
£80 per session
£30 per initial consultation and per counselling appointment thereafter
Payment is to be made via bank transfer 48 hours ahead of each appointment. Receipts are available upon request.
I am the author of a thought provoking and practical book which merges psychotherapy and faith to aid in ones quest for peace. Uniquely formulated from the knowledge and expertise of a qualified Psychotherapist and a Pastor, this book allows the reader to identify and pre-empt peace-robbing scenarios and provides the necessary tools to quickly reinstate it. Client feedback has been overwhelmingly positive citing it as a great resource to utilise both alongside or outside of therapy. "From Pieces to Peace: Finding Peace in 5 Key Areas of Your Life" by Selone Ajewole.
My office is located on the ground floor of a wheelchair friendly building on Stratford High Street. There is limited pay and display off street parking. Stratford and Stratford High Street stations are close by as well as a bus stop for major bus routes directly outside.
Full address details are provided upon confirmation of an Initial Consultation.
All counselling appointments sent out require 48 hours email confirmation. Appointments are tentative until formally acknowledged.
48 hours notice is required for any cancellations via email. Full fees will payable if less than 48 hours notice is provided.
For an initial consultation or to answer any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lifeonefive.com. Please allow 48 hours response time.
If you are ready to talk, I am ready to listen.