Cherelle believes in providing clients with a safe, therapeutic, non-judgmental and empathic space to work through and explore thoughts, feelings and emotions. She believes that clients should feel respected, seen and heard. With the right guidance and support clients can be assisted in discovering or rediscovering themselves, as well as relieving their distress and anxiety. These conditions can also facilitate the healing process, thereby enhancing clients’ autonomy, confidence, and self-esteem.
Cherelle is a trainee integrative counsellor that implements elements of specific therapies and techniques tailored to each individual client and their personal circumstances. The different approaches that she may use are the person-centred approach, the psychodynamic approach and cognitive behavioural therapy, all of which can help to promote change for clients.
Cherelle is a volunteer administrator for a charity that helps to support and empower individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. She is interested in working with individuals who struggle with depression, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, anxiety and those who want to discover purpose and meaning in their life. Cherelle also has previous experience working as a qualified teaching assistant in a primary school supporting children with a wide range of needs and from diverse cultures.
Cherelle is currently working towards completing her BSc Counselling degree and is a member of the BACP. She adheres to the BACP ethical guidelines and principles. Cherelle works within The Awareness Centre’s low-cost counselling service in Clapham.