Are you feeling overwhelmed?

Looking for a welcoming and comfortable place to talk, or, just to be how you really are?

You have come to the right place.

Why Therapy


Are you feeling afraid? Alone? Depressed? Hopeless? Stuck? Limited? Discontented? Uneasy? Anxious? Worried? Out of control? Confused? Lost? Numb? Insecure? Doubtful? Critical? Stressed? Tensed? Angry? Struggling at work? In relationships? Difficult feelings, thoughts or memories coming back from your past?

It is very hard and unsettling to be in this place, and understandably, you want therapy to help you 'fix' these feelings or problems to feel better. Still, I would encourage you to see these feelings as a very important compass, which is pointing to what you need to attentively listen to, and to understand first, about yourself or your situation before you can make meaningful long-lasting changes. For example, how your past might be affecting you in how you feel about the world, the people around you, and very importantly, yourself.

In therapy with me, I aim to empower you to eventually become your 'own therapist', as you grow a solid understanding of what had contributed to your difficulties, and what you can do in the here-and-now to move towards a more positive direction in your life where you can thrive.

How I can help you


I am a DBS checked, fully accredited and experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist registered with the professional body BABCP (The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies), with 13 years of continuous work in mental health as a psychotherapist. Besides CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), I am also trained in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CFT (Compassion Focussed Therapy) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). I am too a qualified mindfulness teacher and a long term meditation practitioner.

Equipped with many strings in my therapist bow, I aim to get to know you, offer you a safe space to explore your difficulties, and tailor treatment attentively to your needs.

I have successfully provided short, medium and long-term psychological therapies to adults in a variety of settings, both NHS and private, working with clients presenting with straight forward to more complex needs. I have also been invited to supervise therapists, and examine trainee therapists.

Alongside my private practice, I am currently offering therapy in the NHS for trauma, perinatal and long-covid patients. In my previous NHS role, I specialised in working with patients with long term physical health difficulties.




About Me


Previous clients have used adjectives such as "warm", "down to earth", "calm", "perceptive" and "gentle but honest" to describe me as a therapist. I believe that my emphasis on good personal self-care and development has enabled me to consistently offer the above qualities to my clients.

Further, having grown up and lived internationally (Hong Kong and Italy), and having travelled widely to many corners of the world (e.g. Ethiopia, Nigeria, Bahrain), I bring into the therapy space a deep sense of openness, curiosity and empathy to a wide range of ways in seeing and being in the world. In therapy, I do not only aim to help you work on the struggles that you are facing, but to help you recognise your unique personal story and strengths.

Qualifications & Trainings


BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of College London (UCL)

MSc Counselling Psychology, City University of London

Post-Graduate Training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), University of Surrey

IAPT Supervisor Training for High Intensity Therapists, University of Surrey

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Training Ltd

Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training, School of Positive Transformation

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Part 1-3, Richman Training Ltd

Fees


Free 20 minutes initial consultation

£95-£110 per 50 minutes individual session (depending on mode of therapy & off peak/peak hours)

I am a registered provider for AXA PPP Healthcare, Vitality, Cigna & Aviva

Location


I am currently offering most therapy sessions online (Zoom/DoxyMe) or over the telephone, and with limited face to face availability in London Bridge


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Get in touch


Phone: 074 5656 7864

Email: yip.serenia@googlemail.com

Please get in touch so we can arrange a time to speak for a free initial consultation to see if we will be a good fit, and if I can help you with the struggles that you are facing

I look forward to hearing from you