Selina Patankar-Owens Reg. (Accred) MBACP

Selina Patankar-Owens Reg. (Accred) MBACP

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About me

Relationships in our past influence our present, break the cycle, understand yourself and decide to change. Seeking support can seem like a failure or weakness, but rest assured it is the most courageous thing a person can do.

I have an MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and MSc Health Psychology and have worked in the field of welfare for the last twelve years in corporate, charitable, higher education and NHS settings as well as in my private practice. In each role I have been involved in the care and psychological wellbeing of children and adults.

I hold a qualification in Clinical Supervision and am a Registered Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a BACP member I abide by their ethical framework.

I work with clients to explore emotional issues. I have experience of working with the following:

Abuse, Addictions, Anger Management, Bereavement, Childhood issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Low self-esteem/confidence, Relationship issues, Sexuality and sexual issues, Stress, Health problems, work related issues, as well as others.

I offer open ended psychotherapy and short term counselling, dependant on your needs. What I recommend is an initial consultation where we meet and explore if we can work together. I assess your needs and give you feedback, based on this we decide together what would be most beneficial for your wellbeing. I offer one to one counselling for individuals and couples.

Once counselling/psychotherapy has begun we meet weekly and explore what you bring, I use interpretation and analysis to explore what may be underlying and make links between your feelings, behaviours both historic and present. After this you may wish to make changes to your relationships or self, but you will begin to assess your life in different ways. Your perceptions may change or you may become more self-assured, whatever the result, I aim to connect your unconscious behaviour to your conscious mind and help you develop the skills to do this without me.

When we end, you will be more able to support yourself, and also seek the correct support from others should you need to.

Training, qualifications & experience

Aspire Management Programme
Certificate in Counselling Supervision
MSc Psychodynamic Counselling
MSc Health Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Biosciences

Current Experience:
Operations Manager at Anchor - The Counselling Practice
Psychodynamic Counsellor based in Richmond, Surrey

Past Experience:
Student Counsellor at Roehampton University
Clinical Team Lead at Workplace Options
Voluntary Psychodynamic Counsellor at Wimbledon Guild

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What are the Fees?
For Face to Face Psychotherapy/Counselling: The initial assessment for face to face counselling is charged at a reduced rate of £30. Subsequent sessions are charged at £55, concessions are given to those who work for the NHS, Police or Fire Services.

For Couples Face to Face Counselling: The initial assessment session is charged at a reduced rate of £75. Subsequent sessions are charged at £90.

For Telephonic/Skype Counselling: The initial assessment is charged at a reduced rate of £30. Subsequent sessions are charged at £55.

For Supervision: £50 per hour.

For Continuing Professional Development: Please contact me to discuss what CPD you are looking for.

Further information

Please feel free to visit my linkedin page.

I am registered with BUPA insurance as a provider.
I am registered with Validium Group as an associate counsellor.

Maps & Directions

Richmond, TW9

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Urdu, Hindi.


one appointment on Wednesday evening

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I support counsellors in groups and individually, telephonically or via Skype providing Integrative Counselling Supervision.

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