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About me

I am an approachable integrative therapist with ten years experience, formerly working as a volunteer for mainstream charities, although for the past eight year have been in private practice with adults of all ages. I believe in facilitating clients potential and exploring any presenting issues in a calm and supportive way. Whether it is processing past issues or facing current ongoing challenges.

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Offering

  • Face to face counselling - Locations - two Central Richmond offices.
  • Telephone counselling -  Flexible times - to suit busy schedules.

How can counselling help?

Counselling gives an opportunity to step back and assess your personal needs, without advice, interference or guilt.

It is an ideal opportunity to look at those difficult areas of your life in order find a clearer and more positive way forward. This can be achieved through exploring negative thought patterns, (using CBT, T.A., Psychodynamic and humanistic approach) helping one to understand how these early scripts can influence us.

Therapy can be a liberating experience as it helps develop personal growth and self-awareness, thus creating a sense of well being.

Seeking counselling may seem a daunting process, it is therefore essential that you find the Therapist you are most comfortable with; someone who is approachable and empathic.

How I work

I am an integrative counsellor and draw upon several approaches, being Humanistic, CBT, Psychodynamic and T.A., to tailor the therapy to the individual needs of each client.  My life coaching skills adds another dimension, focusing around enhanced choices and possible goal setting.
I have gained considerable experience through working within mainstream charities such as RB MIND Richmond, RCPS and Brent Bereavement Services and now work in Private Practice based in two central Richmond locations.

Areas of particular interest: (see list  further below for other areas of experience)

  • Anxiety/ Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Relationship issues/working to improve relationships (one to one only)
  • Depression
  • Low Mood/Low self esteem
  • Feeling sad
  • Family issues
  • Loneliness and coping strategies
  • Affairs and Betrayals
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Finding one's direction from early youth,(20 - 30 yr olds) through to maturity.
  • Ageing, for both Men and Women, including Menopause - making the best of what is.

My approach

Although I am an Integrative counsellor. I am humanistic based, encouraging a client to reach their "own potential", as I believe that we all hold the answers within. This process helps one to reflect and gain insight, providing a renewed sense of self-awareness.
For further details on my approach, please see my website below:

www.southwestlondon-counselling.co.uk

What next?

Telephone or e'mail for an initial appointment, in order for us to meet one another. This process will involve taking a brief history, and I will answer any questions you may have. There is no obligation, unless you wish to continue.

Therapy Rooms centrally located in:

Richmond upon Thames TW9, either in a Grade II listed building or at a Doctors Practice, both in RICHMOND, 8 minutes from Richmond mainline and tube stations and with many bus services stopping at "George Street" Bus Stop.

Contract

I can offer short term (6-12) weeks or a longer (open ended) contract. There is a "no obligation" although should you wish to commit to further sessions, then upon signing the contract,  a 1 month period notice will be required.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Certificates in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Certificate in CBT Theory
  • Certificate in Life-Coaching
  • Professional development including in-depth training in bereavement and Loss. trauma, P.T.S.D., dreams, self-esteem, procrastination, mild overeating issues, anger, attachment theory, Psychodynamic reading group.
  • Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) adhering to their ethical framework for good practice.
  • Accredited member of the National Counselling Society, (MNCS) Accred.
  • Listed on Register of BACP Therapists, Accredited by the Department of Health.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£65 daytime fee - £75 evening fee (for a 50 min session) some concessions available.

When I work

Monday - Thursday daytime, Evenings, Saturday mornings.

At present only Online and Telephone Counselling available, until further notice.

Further information

Depression counselling

It is a well known fact that one in four adults in our lifetime may suffer from depression.  There are many contributing factors such as feeling powerless, feeling unheard, unmet childhood needs, unhealthy lifestyle, lack of freedom, etc and these factors can serve to change the chemistry in our brain. It is therefore important to remember that depression is only a part or facet of our being, in order to work towards changing this potent and negative way of thinking and feeling.   

Relationship counselling

Improving the quality of our Relationship - Enhancing the way we communicate.

Often simple "communication" is at the heart of a failing relationship, and if negative patterns of communication are recognized early enough, a relationship stands more chance of being salvaged. It is also key to look at boundaries, and being clear about what we need within a relationship.

There are many ways to work upon salvaging a relationship, if we first look at how we are relating within this union, this will enhance our awareness of how we interrelate.

When we become more aware of how we are interacting with others, this invariably can have a positive influence on other peoples' comportment.

Divorce/separation counselling

Pre-Divorce/Separation Counselling
It may be a difficult decision, or perhaps you are feeling unsure, either way, being able to express your thoughts and feelings in a non judgmental environment can make all the difference.  You can hear yourself think without pressure, and this may help you to decide what you feel is the right way for you. 

During the Divorce/Separation
It may be helpful to receive emotional support when going through a divorce. Receiving counselling during this time may enable you to feel more in control of your emotions, inclusing decisions and life choices ahead.

Post Divorce/Separation counselling
This may arise at any time post divorce, even with a perfectly amicable separation. Perhaps you are still in shock, feeling relieved, angry, sad, grieving, lost or just want to make a final closure "emotionally", in order to move on with your new life.

South West London Counselling, C/o 8, King Street, Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey, TW9 1ND

Parkshot Medical Practice, 18, Parkshot, Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey, TW9 2RG

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations