Philippa Robinson

Philippa Robinson


0208 960 4973 / 07966 396199

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0208 960 4973 / 07966 396199

About me

I am an experienced counsellor with practices in Kensal Rise and central London. I work with individuals and couples. I provide a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space where together we can address your issues and find ways to make positive changes to your life.

At some point almost all of us feel overwhelmed by what life throws at us and often when that happens we can find it difficult to talk to friends or members of our family. Whether you are looking for help because of a recent crisis or because of a long-term problem, I will offer you a supportive relationship to help you to understand and accept yourself.  By understanding ourselves better we can start to become less caught up in unhelpful thought patterns and behaviour and more able to manage our emotions. My role is to enable you to express and share your issues, feelings and anxieties in order to move on from your current problems. I will help you to explore, identify and understand the possible causes of your difficulties and together we will work to develop ways of thinking and behaving so you can live your life more fully.

It can be a big step to come and see a counsellor for the first time. If you are unsure of your needs or anxious about the process you are welcome to talk to me on the phone to explore how counselling might help you, prior to making an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Code of Ethics. I hold a BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling from The Minster Centre and I am currently completing a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy.

As part of my continuing professional development I regularly attend BACP and UKCP-accredited training courses and conferences.

I have worked as a bereavement counsellor and as a counsellor in a service providing support to both men and women who are experiencing domestic abuse. Through my work in these services I have developed an interest in working with the following issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Family issues
  • Work-related problems
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Childhood trauma and attachment disorders
  • Emotional abuse and physical abuse
  • Couples issues
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Separation and divorce
  • Cross-cultural relationships
  • Anger management

Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked in the creative industry for over 25 years. Because of this I have an understanding of the difficulties and anxieties involved in working in a creative environment as well as general workplace issues.

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Individual counselling: £70 for a 50 minute session.

Couples counselling: £100 for a 60 minute session, £140 for a 90 minute session.

I also offer some low-cost places for those who are unable to meet the costs of the full fee.

Further information

How do we start?

We will arrange an initial session so that you can talk to me about what is happening in your life that has caused you to seek counselling. You can see how it feels for you to talk to me and I can assess your needs and whether I am the right therapist for you. After our discussion, if we decide to take the work further, then we will agree on a regular, weekly time for our sessions.

How many sessions?

I offer short term counselling of around six to twelve sessions and longer-term work which may be open-ended. Short term counselling focuses on a specific problem, such as a major life event, and for some people this is sufficient to resolve the particular issue that has brought them to see a therapist. For others, longer-term therapy which is a deeper exploration of their situation is more useful.

Maps & Directions

London, NW10

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Early mornings, daytime and evenings from Monday to Friday in Kensal Rise.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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