Virginia Griffin Monk
Spiral Holistic Therapy Centre
2 Shelburne Road
I work in private practice as a counsellor, providing both short and longer-term counselling and psychotherapy to individual clients.
I bring warmth and openness to my work, seeking to create a trusting relationship. I am flexible and empathic, working to develop understanding and insight to enable self-acceptance and growth. I aim to work with you in a supportive and collaborative way.
I qualified as a counsellor in 1991 and have completed training in 2006 in Integrative Psychotherapy gaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychological Studies from Metanoia Institute( Middlesex University)
- I have worked in the longer term with a wide range of issues which include relationships
- work related stress
- interpersonal difficulties
I have experience of working on these issues over a longer period as well as more short-term focused work, largely gained through my work within a employee assistance programme and also within a pilot project within the NHS. I have been able to enable clients to gain a perspective on their work/ life situations and interpersonal issues.
Psychotherapy training at Metanoia Institute developed my integrative approach which values relationship drawing on both humanistic and psychodynamic traditions , recognising also the cultural,spiritual and social context of the individual.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA English and Psychology
Certificate in Education
Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Interpersonal Skills.
Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychological Studies.
My experience as a counsellor has been initially within voluntary organisations , ranging from organisations for young people to the general public . I have additionally worked with clients for longer term as an honorary psychotherapist in the NHS.
I've also worked within the private sector, providing telephone counselling with employees who accessed counselling via their workplace's employee assistance programme .I was employed as a counsellor within an NHS project, providing short term counselling to NHS patients who were not able to work.
At present I provide short term, structured telephone counselling for an employee assistance programme and both longer and short term counselling and psychotherapy as a private practitioner.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy,( MBACP) and an ordinary member of the United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology practitioners.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship issues
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Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Fridays 1-3pm , and 5-8pm.
Types of client