Tonia Garrett - MBACP (Accredited), BACP Register

Tonia Garrett - MBACP (Accredited), BACP Register

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Joel Street

36 Whitby Road

07958 338990

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Joel Street

36 Whitby Road

07958 338990

About me

Here to help if you are looking for support and someone to talk to.  I offer safe, caring and confidential counselling space to talk about things that are troubling you and help you to become happier and more peaceful in your day to day life. 

How Counselling / Psychotherapy Can Help...

Sometimes we just need the space to talk through difficulties and issues that are so hard to cope with. Counselling offers a confidential, private and safe space, just for us - to talk through our difficulties with someone who is empathetic and non-judgemental and who is willing to hear our story.

Talking things through can be helpful to release bottled up emotions.  Counselling is not about giving advice but about giving voice to our situation so that we can help to understand, unravel and release problems, working them through to find a point of
resolution or acceptance.  We can also become happier with ourselves, grow in confidence to tackle our lives successfully and enjoy life again.   

- Individual / Couples Therapy & Counselling Supervision
- Free Initial 30 minute session
- Reduced fees for clients on benefits / students
- Day, Evening and Weekend Appointments
- Peaceful, safe environment
- Free roadside parking
- Home Visits available
- Accredited member of the BACP

What to expect...

We can explore situations, thoughts and feelings that are making life difficult. There is no pressure to say anything that feels uncomfortable and I always work at a client's own pace - exploring what is happening now, but perhaps also reflecting on what has happened in the past as well as how to move forward for the future.  Counselling sessions last for 1 hour and I always allow plenty of time for reflection but also time to leave the session with tools and insights to help.
The counselling room is peaceful, quiet and welcoming - I work in Ruislip and Northwood Hills but also offer counselling home visits in surrounding areas such as Eastcote, Ruislip Manor, Northwood, Hillingdon and Uxbridge.  
My approach is very holistic, looking at various aspects of your life, thoughts, emotions and relationships - as a healer and complementary therapist I can also include a spriritual approach to problems if you would like me to.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 17 years experience as a therapist and my initial counselling training in 2001 was over 5 years of study, as an Integrative Counsellor / Psychotherapist combining various counselling models - Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transpersonal and CBT – all different approaches to suit different clients / issues. Couples / Relationship Therapy experience has been over 10 years.

Further training:
- Couples / Relationship Therapy - Initial training (2006), Certificate (2013) & further Diploma (2016)
- Group Therapy - Certificate (2012)

Specific training in:

* Mental Health Disorders     * Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

* Eating disorders                 * Bereavement & Loss (including suicide)

* Drugs / Alcohol                   * Addiction

* Mindfulness & Meditation   * Cancer Care / Terminal Illness

* Trauma                               * Anxiety / Depression in Young People

* Group Counselling             * Couples / Relationship Counselling

* Working with vulnerable adults, children & POVA (I am DBS Checked)

I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and abide by its ethical framework.

My experience has been gained in various settings such as charities, schools, private organisations, counselling agencies and in private practice. I have many years experience managing a bereavement counselling service and team of counsellors for a charity and for a drug & alcohol agency.  I currently work as a counsellor for those with disabilities and as a group counsellor for a local public school.  I am a qualified complementary therapist adding to my ability to take a holistic & experienced approach to client issues (for more information about this work please visit 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The above issues are a generalised overview of the main issues I deal with, but if you have anything that is not listed above, please feel free to contact me and we can discuss if I might be able to help.

I am a specialist in bereavement and grief counselling and can help with all areas of grief and loss, including:

* Bereavement
* Divorce / Separation
* Pet Bereavement
* Abortion / Miscarriage
* Suicide
* Terminal Illness

Other areas of specialism are addictions, mental health issues & relationship therapy.


I offer a free initial 30 minute session (day times) to see if you feel comfortable to work with me & then...

£45 for individual counselling

£60 for couples counselling

£50 for counselling supervision

(Reduced fees offered for those on benefits / students.)

Sessions last for 1 hour and payment should be made at or before the appointment by cash, cheque or bank transfer. All sessions cancelled within 24 hours will be charged the full fee.

I offer short-term, long-term and intermittent work for individuals, couples and groups and counselling supervision.

Further information

My contact details are:

Telephone: 07958 338990


Taking the step to seek help is a bold and courageous step and it is important to find the right person to offer the support you need. Please feel free to call me to discuss your needs first to see if you feel comfortable enough to meet with me before making any commitment.

Transport Links

I am based in Ruislip, Middlesex (HA4). There are excellent tube links via the Metropolitan, Piccadilly and Central Line and various bus routes. If you wish to come by car there is ample free parking.

Maps & Directions

Northwood, HA6
Ruislip, HA4 9DP

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


9am to 9pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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