Dora Minors BA (Hons), MBACP
In Partnership With Richmond Therapy Space
5 Kew Road
The North Clinic
59 King St Parade
I am an experienced integrative counsellor working with adults and young people. I provide a trustworthy and supportive environment for you to talk about the issues that are emotionally affecting you.
Why come for counselling
Emotional and mental health are equally important as physical health for a rich, fulfilling, and satisfying life. I believe it is important to invest time and energy in ensuring that you are looking after your emotional health and wellbeing.
Sometimes when you are feeling very low, overwhelmed, anxious and are struggling with your day to day life you may, for many reasons, feel that you have no-one to talk to in confidence about what is happening to you. You may be feeling that you are 'stuck' or at a 'crossroads' in relationships, family or work. In these instances seeing a counsellor could be a way of reconnecting with yourself, evaluating your life and enabling you to make good clear decisions.
I am an integrative counsellor, meaning that I have had training in different theoretical approaches and can therefore work in different ways to suit the individual needs of my clients. This may be by exploring historical events in your life, looking at core beliefs, scripts, or habits and patterns of behaviour that may be impacting on you.
I have experience working with, among other things, anxiety, stress, depression, despair, hopelessness, fear, low self esteem, low self confidence, loss, bereavement, the effects of life changes, relationship and intimacy issues. I also have had lots of experience working with children and teenagers, and can work creatively using drawing, art and play therapy.
What to expect
In complete safety and confidentiality you can talk freely and openly about what has brought you to counselling. I am professional, non judgemental, attentive and supportive and will work collaboratively with you while you explore your current difficulties and what may be the underlying cause of them. Over a number of sessions by empathically listening to you tell your story, talk and reflect on your life experiences and your relationships and how they impact on you emotionally I can help you to become more self aware and more hopeful about the future.
By truly knowing yourself, acknowledging, accepting and valuing yourself for who you are will empower you to make positive changes for a more fulfilling way of life. I can facilitate increased self esteem, confidence and a more authentic way of living.
I practice from lovely rooms in two locations - Richmond Upon Thames - opposite the railway station and in Twickenham town centre. Both locations are very accessible by public transport.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QCF)
NCFE Certificate in Helping Skills
NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
CPD Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
Counsellor for those affected by Domestic Abuse - Womans Trust 2013 - present
Counsellor Kingston Bereavement 2012 - 2013
Counsellor Bereavement Services Hounslow 2012
Counsellor working with primary school children Place2Be 2012 - 2013
Counsellor working with primary school children Kids Company 2012 - 2013
Counsellor working with adolescents - Teens and Toddlers 2012
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
I charge £50 for a 50 minute session
I am able to offer some concessions for students and those on low incomes - please ask.
I am a registered member of the BACP
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have availability at my Richmond practice on Friday mornings and in Twickenham on Thursday evenings please feel free to email me to arrange a time.
Types of client