Charlene Archer is currently training as an integrative counsellor. Covering person-centred, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and existential approaches. Charlene believes everyone in the world has their own path and this path is experienced uniquely. She endeavours to be mindful of this whilst walking with her clients on their therapeutic path. Whilst on this collaborative therapeutic journey with her clients, Charlene aims at providing a non-judgemental, warm and welcoming environment, which supports the development of a professional therapeutic relationship. This is turn can allow each session to become a safe space for sharing, resolving, building upon and strengthening the wellbeing and understanding of self.
Charlene has previously volunteered with the Samaritans, working with clients suffering from depression and anxiety. She also has 6 years’ experience working for the NHS as an associate practitioner. After gaining a FdSc inHealthcare Practice, Charlene worked with patients with dementia, multiple personality disorders, depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders. She later moved into the Corporate Nursing department, where she works closely with the safeguarding and mental health teams.
Charlene is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and is working towards a degree in Integrative Counselling. Charlene works with The Awareness Centre’s NHS Counselling Service in Lambeth.