|Languages:||English, Creole, French|
|Locations:||Low Cost Clapham|
Pamela Benoit is a compassionate therapist who offers a safe, confidential approach for counselling and psychotherapy. She offers a space where one can both find their voice and be heard. Sometimes simply being heard can be sufficient to alleviate pain and difficult feelings. In other instances, having an external person to reflect with and examine someone’s emotions which can help bring clarity, understanding and acceptance. Pamela believes that the process of self-discovery is empowering as it allows a person to make informed decisions and not repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour or habitual ways of relating which reinforce dissatisfaction and despair.
With a background in the educational system, hospitality and management, Pamela’s interests lie in resolving conflicts at work, encouraging better communication and helping employees to build confidence and access means of support within their setting. She is open to new advances in wellbeing and feel that one can benefit from taking a positive and holistic approach to mental and physical wellness. Her view is that, although our strongest resource is ourselves, support from others can help us access our full potential and become more independent. She also believes that having an independent therapist who is not a relative or friend to share this journey with, can bring a degree of security and freedom.
Pamela is an integrative therapist who is training in Person-Centred and Psychodynamic approach and interested to work with people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. She is also fluent in French and Creole. She is also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abides by their code of professional conduct and ethical principles. The Person-Centred approach focuses on the individual’s personal needs, wants and desires and goal so they become central to the counselling process. This is non-directive, empathic approach that empowers and motivates the person. The psychodynamic model aims to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness through exploring one’s past and present experiences, perceptions and feelings. A combination of these two approaches brings profound understanding and lasting change both personally and professionally.
Self-reflection can at times be painful, but can also be surprising and exciting, ultimately it is invaluable.
Pamela is currently on a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. She works within The Awareness Centre’s low- cost counselling service in Clapham. She offers therapy in English, French and Creole.