Angela Buxton, Existential therapist, MBACP(Accred), UKCP reg.
17 Riverview Gardens
020 8746 3905
Psychotherapy can transform people's lives. I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with sixteen years experience working in private practice, the corporate world and NHS. I have helped people with a wide range of difficulties including:
- relationship issues
- panic disorder
- work issues
- feeling sad
- eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia and over-eating
- suicidal thoughts
- bereavement and other loss
- loss of meaning in life
- childhood abuse - emotional or physical
- many other issues.
My training has been extensive allowing me to be registered with the BACP and also meeting the more stringent requirements of the UKCP. Since completing this initial training, I have continued to undertake study programmes to enable me to help my clients as effectively as possible.
Prior to qualifying as a counsellor and psychotherapist, I worked in finance and investment for twenty years. This earlier career experience gives me additional insight into work-related issues.
How does Counselling and Psychotherapy help?
Counselling and Psychotherapy are talking therapies. As a counsellor and therapist, I offer a service whereby I meet clients at regular intervals, for a fixed length of time, to hold special conversations. You, as my client, would talk about your life and any dilemmas, problems or difficulties you may be facing. As your therapist, I will listen, ask questions and sometimes make observations about what I think is going on. Through this process, you will be able to see your life from a different perspective and will be enabled to make changes of your own choice to help you to gain greater satisfaction from life.
What is Existential Psychotherapy?
My particular specialisation is existential psychotherapy, which is an optimistic approach based upon principles of freedom, choice and personal responsibility.
As an existential psychotherapist, I will work with you to empower you to take charge of your own life through increasing awareness of yourself and the way you relate to others. You, as my client, may then choose the degree to which you use enhanced insight to make any changes in the way you are living.
I can offer sessions from Tuesday to Saturday between the hours of 7am and 9pm. I offer a great flexibility of appointment times so you can fit psychotherapy into your current schedule.
I work with individuals and also with couples or combinations of family members.
I can also offer Canine Assisted Therapy. People who have been recently bereaved or re suffering from severe anxiety may find this type of therapy especially helpful. There is no obligation to have the dog present.
Please see below for more information on Canine Assisted Therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- UKCP registered
- Registered accredited member of the BACP
- Member of the Society for Existential Analysis
- MA with distinction, Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's College (City University)
- Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy, Regent's College
- Certificate, Professional Business Coaches' Programme, Strathclyde University
- MA, Chemistry, Somerville College, Oxford University
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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My fees are at the low end of the range for a psychotherapist with my qualifications and experience. For each 50 minute session, for individuals or couples or combinations of family members, I charge £80. Psychotherapy is a serious commitment for both therapist and client and to be effective requires regular attendance and notice of termination.
My consulting rooms are near Hammersmith Bridge within walking distance of Hammersmith Tube Station and a short bus journey from Barnes station. Buses are regular and frequent.
Canine Assisted Therapy
Some people find it comforting and supportive to have the presence of a dog alongside them in the therapy room. The advantages of relating to a dog have been extensively researched and include reductions in stress and anxiety. A therapy dog is warm and welcoming. He does not hide his feelings and is lacking in any form of deception or pretence. He outwardly demonstrates his emotions, especially with his tail.
About the dog
Jasper is a twelve year old golden retriever who has been living with Angela Buxton since he was seven weeks old. Following extensive training, he has regularly assisted her in the consulting room. He has been professionally assessed as safe to work as a therapy dog including with children and vulnerable adults. Jasper has undertaken voluntary work for the last eight years with people suffering from medical illnesses including advanced dementia for the charity Pets As Therapy, having met their very high standards for therapy animals. He enjoys his work and is always keen to meet new people.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I see clients between 7am and 9pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|