Emily Richardson Anxiety and Depression Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Life can be difficult at times which can lead to overwhelming feelings such as anxiety and may lead you to feel depressed, maybe you have reached a point in your life where you feel that you need support, someone to talk to and share your difficulties with.
As a Counsellor I understand that taking a step to talk to someone can possibly feel quite frightening. It is important to me for you to feel as comfortable as possible. I offer a warm and safe space, which is a non judgmental environment where you can feel respected, in the knowledge that what you share is confidential. In my practise I also offer mindfulness meditations which can help you to centre yourself, this can be incorporated into the session.
Counselling can be majorly beneficial for many people in a wide variety of situations which may include helping you to cope with depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship difficulties, sexual or cultural issues and educational problems. Counselling offers a place to talk about your personal difficulties that may be stressful, painful or confusing.
I am an Integrative Counsellor which allows me to draw from more than one specific approach to Counselling, such as:
- Psychodynamic Approach
- Person Centered Approach
I work relationally, which is a process that involves both the therapist and client working together, with the intention to gain a deeper awareness of your difficulties and explore new and positive ways for you to live, so that you can lead a more rich and fulfilling life. My approach to Counselling can be if needed, influenced by theories that explore our earliest relationships and how they effect us in adult life which may lead to relationship issues. I may look for unhealthy or negative patterns that have been adopted and how we can modify patterns that are no longer helpful to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor, I studied at Richmond college and went on to further my Counselling studies, at Roehampton university where I studied for my Integrative Counselling BSc. I am bound by the UKCP Ethical Framework.
I currently divide my work between my private practice working with Adults in the Twickenham, Hampton and Teddington areas. Alongside this I work in schools such as Notting Hill girls school and Belvue school, wiith children and adolescents, who have a range of different difficulties. I am also a lecturer in Counselling at a local college.
I also have experience working with charity run organisations offering Counselling to adults with a range of difficulties such as anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement and a wider range of difficulties . These include working for MIND, a women's centre and a local hospital support service.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
My current fees are:
Initial consultation 50 minutes: £20
Ongoing 50 minute sessions: £50
Concession rates are negotiable.
Your enquiry will be confidential, you do not need to be referred by a GP to make an appointment. When you attend the initial consultation, we will discuss your needs and expectations, and any relevant issues. This will allow us to determine together if Counselling is suitable for you.
There is no obligation to take the therapy further however, if you decide to proceed and feel that I am the right person for you, we can then organise a weekly regular day and time in which we could meet on an ongoing basis. If you do not feel I am the right therapist then I would be happy to refer you to someone who I felt could be suitable for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
weekdays and evenings and some weekend sessions available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|