Monica Wright MBACP (Accred)
As a fully qualified professional counsellor I have experience in both long and short term therapy.
My style of working is supportive, accepting and gently challenging. I offer a safe supportive and confidential space in which you can explore possible areas in your life where you may feel stuck. I am committed to you, in terms of what it is you want to gain from our working together. I aim to ensure that you as the client feels that the relationship works at a pace that feels right for you.
How can counselling help me ?
The aim is to help and support you to discover what is going on in your life . This helps to gain insight and clarity into who you are and gain greater control of your life. Counselling aims to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing pain or making you feel uncomfortable . It can provide a safe and regular space for you to talk and explore difficult feelings . I am here to support you and respect your views . I will help you to find your own insight and understanding of your problems. Counselling can help you to :
- Understand yourself and your problems better
- Feel more confident
- Develop a better understanding of other peoples point of view
What can I expect?
Once you have made an enquiry, you will be offered an appointment for an assessment . The assessment will last approximately 60-90 minutes , during this time you will be asked a series of questions, in relation to your sense of self which will include your reasons for coming to therapy . This will greatly help in assessing your needs.
Part of what I offer includes an evaluation process after 6 weeks of individual 50 minute counselling sessions which provides you with the opportunity to reflect on how you feel since starting therapy. And most importantly on whether you feel that therapy is meeting your needs .
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications / Training
- Integrative Diploma Level 4 Counselling Awarded 16/07/2009
- Counselling Studies Level 3 Awarded 26/04/2007 (CPCAB)
- Counselling Skills Level 2 Awarded 10/0892005 (CPCAB)
- Initial Counselling Skills Level 2 Awarded 24/03/2004 (CPCAB)
- Diploma Cognitive behaviour therapy 12th June 2013 Open College Network
- Counsellor at Hammersmith & Fulham MIND London for 3 years , 2010 - 2013
- Counsellor at West London Centre for Counselling 2 years 2008 - 2010
- Counsellor in private practice 2009 - 2014
I have worked for Mental health organisations including Mind providing long term therapy for clients with concerns such as depression, disability, relationship issues, emotional abuse, neglect. I have also worked for West London Centre for Counselling providing short term therapy to clients, with a range of concerns such as anxiety, depression, cultural transitions, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, disability, separation and loss.
I currently Teach the Level 2 counselling skills qualification part time. As well as providing counselling to adults I also provide counselling to students within primary and secondary schools on behalf social services.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked extensively with young people cared for by the local authority over a 20 year period. This has involved fostering vulnerable young people from 5-18 years. Specialising in areas such as abuse, neglect , separation and loss, anger management, identity issues around dual heritage, attachment disorder.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Initial Consultation - £45.00
£45.00 per 50 minute session thereafter.
I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics regarding professional confidentiality, I adhere to the BACP Ethical Practice and Professional Standards. All calls and initial assessments are in the strictest confidence. I am experienced in working with people from diverse backgrounds presenting a variety of emotional difficulties including:
- separation and loss
- cultural transitions
- identity issues dual heritage
- sexual abuse
- emotional abuse
- relationship issues
- self esteem
- suicide ideation
- work related issues
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|