Bridge To Health
12 Broomfield Road
I believe that every client I work with is unique. My approach is therefore flexible and sensitive to the individual life experience of each on. I offer both short-term, solution-focused therapy and longer-term exploratory therapy to individuals over 18 years in English or French.
I work with clients from many walks of life and has considerable experience supporting and helping resolve issues around many different themes. I work together with clients to explore difficulties in relationships, conflict, anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, workplace stress, self-confidence and self-esteem issues, isolation and loneliness, life transitions, and anger management. My priority is always the person and their life, not just the 'problem'.
I support individuals to face personal, emotional and behavioural issues that are adversely affecting their lives. I offer a warm, supportive, non-judgemental and completely confidential service in which clients can focus on establishing a sense of trust, and begin to work through difficult thoughts and feelings to gain greater insight and understanding. With such insights and a deeper exploration of oneself, it is possible to live with a greater sense of choice, flexibility, robustness and meaning.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP-Registration number 826257)
Client's feedback examples: Below is some anonymous feedback from clients which you might find helpful:
The counselling with Valerie has really helped me increase my confidence and improve my relationships. Valerie is very approachable and put me at ease right from the start. She is very encouraging and has helped me find ways to get the most out of life and enjoy things that are important to me. M/May2017
I am so grateful for my counselling sessions. I believe it was fait that I got the help I needed and Valerie is like my life saver. I will be for ever grateful to her . She truly is an angel who has help me so much when I needed it. S/Jully2017
Areas of counselling I deal with
To make an appointment you can either email me (Valerielemetayercounselling@mail.com) or call me (07721 903 903).
I may not always be able to pick up if you ring, so please do leave a message. I will get back to you as soon as I am available.
I run my practice from Bridge to Health in Ealing (W13) on Tuesday and Friday and do have appointments available.
£65 per 50-minute session
I run my practice from Canada Water (SE16) on Wednesday and Thursday and only have one daytime appointement available on Wednesday and limited spaces on Thursday.
Sliding scale by arrangement from £45 to £75 per 50-minute session
- As a first step you can call or email me to arrange a first meeting, this will give us an opportunity to discuss what is going on for you and how counselling might help you.
- It will also give you an opportunity to get a sense of what its like to be with me and ask me questions that you may have about therapeutic counselling and my approach.
- Once you have decided if you would like to work with me we can arrange regular session times.
- Therapeutic counselling can be useful over a short term period for example 6 to 12 weeks were we might look at specific issues either for support or to explore potential resolutions or long term / open ended for deeper therapeutic work.
- We can arrange what would work for you for example we could start with an initial 6 sessions and later explore whether this has been enough or if you would like to continue to work on deeper issues.
I also offer online counselling . This is not a type of therapy but a way of delivering it which is especially accessible if you are very busy, travel a lot or for one reason or another find it hard to leave your house/office. I have worked online for many years with clients from across the globe, including expats and others and have found this mode of delivery to be equally effective as face to face despite the loss of physical proximity. If you have not tried this mode before I suggest you try one session and see if it is to your liking. That way you can also see if you feel comfortable with my style and what I have to offer you. You are not obliged to continue, the decision to do so is always yours.
Maps & Directions
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Types of client