Neema Fauvrelle trained with Place2Be and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. She has extensive experience in offering short and long-term therapy to adults and children and has been working therapeutically for over six years, helping individuals to explore, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them.
Neema has worked as a counsellor for both staff and pupils in a variety of educational settings including primary/secondary schools and sixth form colleges and is currently working as a school counsellor for a private preparatory day/boarding school (working with pupils, staff and parents) and as a therapist for the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation trust at their children’s day unit, Gloucester House School. She is also currently providing weekly therapy for adults on the You Make It program – a charity for social change, which empowers and educates women back into education and employment. Neema is a registered member of the BACP and also the BAATN (Black and Asian Therapists Network).
Neema is an integrated therapist, drawing on psychodynamic and person centred thinking, but adapting her clinical approach to meet individual needs. She receives all her clients with a non judgmental and open mind, and with the idea that sometimes simply being listened to – to be really heard and understood, can have a profound impact on a person’s emotional well-being. This, alongside a safe and confidential space for self-reflection, and the process of linking past and present experiences with emotional responses, can result in noticeable shifts in behaviour patterns and have a positive and lasting impact on mental health and self care.
Working with children; 10% of young people aged 5-16 have a clinically diagnosable mental health issue, yet 70% of children and adolescents who experience difficulties with their mental health, do not seek help. This can lead to challenging, aggressive, self-harming or withdrawn behaviour and be a source of great concern for their parents, carers and wider networks. Neema offers therapy to children age 5+ to help with issues such as divorce or separation, bereavement, anxiety, depression, loss, illness, self harm, low self esteem, bullying, suicidal thoughts and stress. She uses non-directive and client led talking therapy, play and creative materials to help children and teenagers explore, express and process their difficult emotions and behaviour. Neema is also experienced in working with children on the autistic spectrum and with children who have a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD.
Before training as a therapist, Neema was in the music industry, working at MTV with artists and performers as a Talent and Music Manager. Neema works in private practice at The Awareness Centre in Tooting.