Nese Djouma is currently training as an integrative counsellor, meaning that she adapts the therapeutic experience for each individual client, by using specific techniques and key concepts drawn from various approaches – all of which are deemed appropriate for the client and their needs. Integration can occur through a variety of modalities, including the humanistic person-centred approach. This means she works empathically, creating a safe, respectful, accepting and honest space for clients, whilst being open and honest, allowing them to relax and uncover the inner resources they had all along.
Nese also draws from the psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approaches, which allow her to look at how a client’s unconscious thoughts and perceptions developed throughout their childhood may be affecting their current behaviour and thoughts.
Nese has a background in Law, working as a legal secretary, and has an interest and experience with workplace issues. She recognises that one can feel overwhelmed with the pressures and demands of work and of its environment, which can negatively impact on a person’s emotions and coping methods. Nese works to support and guide clients to find better ways to deal with these.
Nese is a trainee integrative counsellor and is a student member of the BACP. She works within The Awareness Centre’s NHS Counselling Service and sees NHS clients at a GP surgery in Lambeth. Nese is currently working towards a Diploma in integrative counselling.