Helen-Jane Ridgeway. MSc

Helen-Jane Ridgeway. MSc

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About me

I am an Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor and a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist. I offer an inclusive and confidential psychotherapy and counselling service in a caring environment, providing both short term solution focused and longer term more in-depth contracts working with individuals and groups. Working Integratively means that I draw on a number of different theories and approaches in order to suit the individual needs of clients.
I also provide supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and trainees.
I currently run two private practices in the South West london and West london areas.
I specialise in the treatment of trauma using a Sensorimotor & Body Focused Psychotherapy approach.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Experience - I originally trained in Group Psychotherapy and Facilitation at Richmond College and then went on to train at the Metanoia Institute and have an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy and a Clincal Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. I am a trained Sensorimotor Psychotherapist for the treatment of trauma.
I commenced my psychotherapy and counselling career in 1997 and have worked within a variety of settings; alcohol & addictions counsellor, college counsellor, organisational workplace counsellor, G.P liaison counsellor, youth counsellor, group therapist and personal development group facilitator, counselling and psychotherapy in private practice. I have been the clinical supervisor and training development officer for City and Hackney Alcohol Service, as well as the manager of an abstinence day programme and a 12 step programme.
I am the managing director of ‘Phoenix Lifeskills Ltd’ a company providing psychotherapy, consultation, workshops and training programmes ‘in house’ for various organisations and colleges.
As a continued professional development specialist lecturer and workshop facilitator, I run workshops nation wide.
I am a college lecturer, examiner, trainer and clinical supervisor for counselling and psychotherapy students at various colleges and institutes in London, UK and Europe, including Holloway University, Metanoia Institute, Matrix College and Regents College.
I am currently a member of the teaching faculty at the Metanoia Institute on the MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy Training and the MA in Coaching Psychology and Holloway University Counselling Psychology Doctorate Training. Until recently I was the clinical supervisor for both BUPA's Psychological Services and the Post Adoption Center (PAC).
I have recently spent time training as a Movement & Expressive Arts therapist with Daria Halprin & Anna Halprin in California and offer Tamalpa Life/ Art Process Workshops.
Qualifications –

*MSc Integrative Psychotherapy.*UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor.

*Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy.
*Diploma in Groups and Group facilitation *Diploma in Counselling.
*Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) level 2. *Emotional Literacy Training (E.L.T) Level 4.
*Certificate in Mindfulness and CBT.
*Sensorimotor Trauma Training.
*Brainspotting Level I
*Breath-Body-Mind Trainer.
*Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist.*Movement & Expressive Arts Graduate.

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Initial consultation / assessment 50 to 60 minutes £80.
Weekly 50 minute session £80 - £150 indexed to income.
Group £60 per individual weekly 3 hour group session.
Supervision £70
Coaching £80 - £170 indexed to income
I am committed to offering a number of low cost places for individuals on a lower income. (limited availability)

Further information

Memberships –

Accredited full Member, UK Council for Psychotherapy (U.K.C.P).
Metanoia Institute of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
UK Association for Psychotherapy Integration (U.K.A.P.I).
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI).

I adhere to the UKCP and Metanoia Institute codes of ethics and good practice.

Maps & Directions

London, SW17

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme