In 2011 Natasha Boxill opened her private practice where she currently works as Person-Centred therapist, drawing on multiple modalities depending on presenting issues or areas of concern. The Person-Centred model of counselling comes under the ‘humanistic’ umbrella along with ‘Existential, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis’. Person-Centred therapy is based upon the therapeutic relationship between the client and counsellor, whereby the counsellor endeavours to uphold a non directive manner within the relationship. It is client lead and provides the client with the space to explore and understand their thoughts and feelings at a pace that is comfortable for them. This offers the client the chance to delve deeper into their inner feelings attached to previous life experiences that may have been suppress and disassociate with the experience. This modality suggests that as a therapist, all that is needed to facilitate a client and bring about a change are three therapeutic conditions, known as the ‘3 Core Conditions’- congruence, empathy and unconditional positive regard (UPR).
Alongside the private practice she worked as school counsellor in various schools around South East London offering counselling to both children and parents as well as offering family support services. Volunteered at The place2be - a charity working inside schools to improve the emotional well-being of children, their families and the whole school community. Natasha then joined the National Autistic Society team who support families in South East London with children and families with a diagnosis of autism. We currently deliver various workshops to both parents and professionals to increase their understanding of autism and giving practical advice on how to support and manage behaviours associated with their diagnosis.
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