Mimi Chan MBACP
Richmond Town Centre
I am a trained integrative counsellor with experience in working with adults and young people. My practice is based in Richmond Town Centre, easily accessible by trains, tube and buses.
I offer a safe, confidential space for you to explore your personal issues and work with you collaboratively to try to work through them.
What I do
I understand that sometimes life can become overwhelming and you need someone to talk to and help you untangle and make sense of what is happening. I offer both short term counselling, which is suited to those who need support for specific problems or situations that need to be resolved or for a crisis, and long term counselling for those who have ongoing issues that never seem to really resolve themselves.
I usually work with my clients on a weekly basis as I have found that the most effective way to work is to maintain the momentum.
Counselling can only be effective when there is a comfortable and trusting relationship between client and counsellor and I understand that it is often a big step to seek support. Clients often come to the first session nervous and not knowing what to expect, and it is my role to answer as many questions as I can to make the process easier for you.
My approach is empathetic and non-judgmental and I respect the values and beliefs of my clients and their differing abilities to be able to make choices.
I have experience in working with people with a range of emotional issues, including depression, family issues, anxiety, loss, low self esteem, relationship issues and work issues.
I am bi-lingual and can conduct therapy in Cantonese.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
NCFE Certificate 3 in Counselling Skills and Theory
NCFE Certificate 2 in Helping Skills
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist) and am bound by it's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have regular, ongoing sessions with my supervisor who supports me in my client work by giving me another point of view, helping me with my personal development and advising me when necessary.
I am keen to keep up to date with my Continuing Professional Development and constantly seek on-going training.
Apart from private practice, I have spent many years working in the voluntary sector working with a charity to provide counselling services.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
I charge £50 for a 50 minute session.
I have some sessions available for students and those on low income at reduced rates. Please contact me to discuss.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Chinese - Cantonese|
Types of client