Angela Buxton UKCP Reg, Registered Member MBACP(Accred)
17 Riverview Gardens
020 8746 3905
My name is Angela, I am an existential psychotherapist working in private practice. From my twelve years of experience as a psychotherapist, I have learnt that psychotherapy can transform people's lives. Why suffer in silence if, through talking to a trained professional such as myself, your problems can be alleviated?
Following a career in investment banking and fund management, I trained as a BACP accredited psychotherapist. I then completed a further two years of training to meet the more stringent requirements of the UKCP. Since then, I have continued to undertake study programmes within the ever fascinating area of human relationships and even more important than this, my work as a psychotherapist has benefited from many years of experience of working with clients.
What is Existential Psychotherapy?
The term psychotherapy encompasses counselling but, in addition, a psychotherapist can work with a wider range of clients and can offer more in-depth work if appropriate.
Existential psychotherapy is an optimistic approach based upon principles of freedom, choice and personal responsibility.
As an existential psychotherapist, I work to empower each client to take control of their own lives through increasing awareness of self and interactions with others. The client retains the power to choose the degree to which he or she will use enhanced insight to make any changes to his or her life.
I can offer sessions Monday through to Saturday. Monday to Friday I can offer appointments from 7am to 9pm to help those that work, and then I also offer sessions from 7.30 am to 6pm on Saturdays. So I can offer a great flexibility of appointment times so you can fit psychotherapy into your current schedule.
I work with individuals and also with couples or combinations of family members.
I can also offer Canine Assisted Therapy, clients who have been recently bereaved or depressed may find this type of therapy especially helpful but there is no obligation to opt for this therapy.
Please see below for more information on Canine Assisted Therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA with distinction, Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's College (City University)
Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy, Regent's College
Certificate, Professional Business Coaches' Programme
MA, Chemistry, Somerville College, Oxford University
Twelve years experience as a psychotherapist.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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My fees are mid-range for a psychotherapist with my qualifications and experience. These fees are higher than the average for a counsellor because as a psychotherapist, I can work with a wider range of clients and can offer more in-depth work if appropriate. For each 50 minute session, for individuals or couples or combinations of family members, I charge £80. Psychotherapy is a serious commitment and this is reflected in the necessity at the start of the therapy to agree regular attendance and notice of termination.
My consulting rooms are near Hammersmith Bridge within walking distance of Hammersmith Tube Station and a short bus journey from Barnes station. Buses are regular and frequent.
Canine Assisted Therapy
A therapy dog does not hide his feelings and is lacking in any form of deception or pretence. He outwardly demonstrates his emotions, especially with his tail. The advantages of relating to a dog have been extensively researched and include reductions in blood pressure, stress and anxiety
About the dog
Jasper is a ten year old golden retriever who has been living with Angela Buxton since he was seven weeks old. Following extensive training, he has regularly assisted her in the consulting room. He has been professionally assessed as safe to work as a therapy dog including with children and vulnerable adults. Jasper has undertaken voluntary work for the last five years with people suffering from medical illnesses including advanced dementia for the charity Pets As Therapy, having met their very high standards for therapy animals. He enjoys his work and is always keen to meet new people.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I see clients between 7am and 9pm Monday to Friday and 7.30am until 6pm on Saturdays.
Types of client