Philippa Robinson

Philippa Robinson

London
NW10

London
W1U

0208 960 4973 / 07966 396199

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London
NW10

London
W1U

0208 960 4973 / 07966 396199

About me

Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I will offer you a supportive, calm, respectful, confidential and non-judgemental space to help you to explore what is going on for you. I will help you to express and share your concerns in order to move on from your current problems. Together we will identify and understand the possible causes of your difficulties and work to develop ways of thinking and behaving so that you can live your life more fully, with greater happiness and confidence.

Life nowadays can be incredibly stressful and at some point almost all of us feel overwhelmed by what it throws at us. As a result, we can find ourselves suffering from anxiety or feeling depressed, sometimes both, and it becomes increasingly difficult to shake off these negative feelings. For some of us, it's a recent crisis that pushes us into a bad place and for others, we find that we just can't tolerate our long-term problems any more. We struggle with relationship issues and work-related problems can become increasingly hard to deal with. The feelings that come up as a result can be troubling. Often, we just don't know why we are feeling irritable, tearful, angry or simply numb. When these emotional difficulties start to arise it can be hard to talk to our friends or our family. We don't want to burden them with our problems or we think they won't understand. Sometimes, we just don't trust anyone enough to share what's going on. As a result, we can feel isolated, confused and lonely.

It can be a big step to come and see a counsellor for the first time and it is important that you find a therapist who is right for you. If you are unsure of your needs or anxious about the process, the best thing to do is to come for a session to see what it feels like and to tell me about your concerns. You are also welcome to talk to me on the phone to explore how counselling might help you.

I work with individuals as well as couples. I have a practice in Kensal Rise and also a room in Central London.

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.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Boarding School Survivors

Fees

Individual counselling from £70 per hour.

Couples counselling from £100 per hour.

Concessions are sometimes available for those who are unable to meet the costs of the full fee. Please contact me to find out more details.

Further information

How do we start?

We will arrange an initial session so that we can explore what is happening in your life that has caused you to seek counselling. You can see how it feels for you to talk to a counsellor and I can assess your needs and whether counselling is the best option for you. 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 as well as longer-term work. Short-term counselling tends to focus on a single issue and for some people this is sufficient to resolve the particular problem that has brought them to see a therapist. For others, the deeper exploration provided by longer-term therapy is more useful.

Maps & Directions

London, NW10
London, W1U

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Early morning, daytime and evening from Monday to Friday in Kensal Rise and Marylebone.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
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