Stefani Ross-Steen Psychotherapist and CounsellorStefani Ross-Steen:

Psychotherapist & Counsellor (UKCP, MBACP)


My name is Stefani Ross-Steen, I am a UKCP accredited and BACP registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor based at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston and Dalston in Hackney, London E8 (and online).

I am warm, intuitive and dynamic with a special interest in creative practice.

I work as a Transpersonal Integrative Therapist, which in practice means I draw on a variety of types of therapy modalities and therapeutic techniques, from exploring the impact of early life dynamics on the present, to CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy).

The Transpersonal Psychotherapy element adds depth and creativity to the process. Examples of this are: helping you find wisdom and meaning in your struggles, using creative tools (e.g. voice & sound, drawing, the written word) and working with dreamwork therapy and the imagination.

At the heart of my work is the transpersonal theory that each person has an innate or deeper nature, which may have become obscured due to life experience and wounding.

Something many of us struggle with is twisting ourselves out of shape to meet other people’s or society’s expectations of us – losing sight of our true nature, values and desires.

Therapy can be a process of uncovering, rediscovering and embracing this nature so you can identify where you might be living out of alignment with it.

In working with clients – and as I’ve experienced in my own life – when people make choices and live their lives informed by this innate nature, this leads to feelings of increased wellbeing and freedom, greater self-determination, creativity and empowerment.

I very much tailor my approach to the individual and seek to work collaboratively with you.

Whilst I have worked with a broad spectrum of issues and concerns, I have particular experience in working with:

  • Anxiety
  • Codependency (this term is perhaps not so familiar if you are new to therapy but some key characteristics are): people-pleasing, unhealthy boundaries, taking too much responsibility in any relationship (especially where one party is an addict or has destructive tendencies and the other party suffers from excessive caretaking/controlling), low self-worth, over dependency, poor self-care, minimising or being unable to identify your needs.
  • OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) is usually characterised as experiencing distressing unwanted thoughts, images or impulses (obsessions) which you may respond to repeatedly with rituals -either thoughts or actions- (compulsions) in an attempt to control the anxiety.
  • Addiction (whether you are the person suffering or in close proximity to someone suffering)

I am currently seeing clients face to face and online (Zoom, Skype, etc).

 

***If you are interested in contacting Stefani Ross-Steen or needing information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Clients Stefani Ross-Steen Works With

Client Issues Stefani Deals With

Therapy Modalities Stefani uses With Clients


Stefani Ross-Steen – Working Hours

Monday 10:00 – 16:00 Thursday N/A
Tuesday N/A Friday N/A
Wednesday 10:00 – 15:00 Sat-Sun N/A


Contact Details

Stefani Ross-Steen, psychotherapist & counsellor, can be reached using the following:
Telephone: 0779 3564342
Email: [email protected]
Website: srsteentherapy.com


Training and Qualifications

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA: Transpersonal Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling: CCPE (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education).

CERTIFICATE: Foundations of Counselling & Psychotherapy: CCPE (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education).

VOICE & SOUND: In addition to training with sound on my Psychotherapy Diploma, I have worked closely with Dr. Nadine George and her ‘Nadine George Voice Work’ technique. The work is original, using sung sound and linking this directly to the body and text work. I have attended workshops and one to one sessions with Dr.George and have incorporated aspects of her technique into my practice.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING: Healing Complex Trauma with an integrative ego state therapy (workshop) – Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (training session) – Dr Brenda Davies’ Chakra Developmental Model (training session)


Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.

 

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