Alina Barrowcliff UKCP MBACP, Counselling in London W1 and Henley on Thames
I offer psychotherapy and counselling in Harley Street, London W1, and Henley-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire.
If you are you feeling sad, troubled, anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, stuck, or unfulfilled, I provide a supportive, confidential and open-minded space to explore your difficulties. Working together our purpose is to realise new understandings and ways of being so you can live a richer more fulfilling life. No subject is off limits.
I offer a holistic approach that sees body, mind, emotions and spirit as inseparable aspects of being, all requiring care and concern. I will not impose fixed ideas or concepts but I will do all I can to facilitate your search for understanding and help you find your own meanings.
Therapy provides perspective, makes sense of what has happened and provides a basis for moving forward.
I believe that respect for the individual, understanding and being real are important qualities for therapy.
I have extensive experience of working with adult clients, young people and students, and in particular with anger management, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, stress, panic, depression, trauma, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, relationship issues, family issues, depression, phobias, bereavement and loss.
I offer autogenic training, a simple but profound self-help technique to rebalance the physiology of the stress response and reduce anxiety.
What to expect
I offer an initial consultation to discuss your situation and decide whether my approach is right for you. If you decide to start therapy, a regular weekly session time will be agreed and reserved for you.
I offer time-limited and open-ended therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am accredited by the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and a registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, the SEA (Society of Existential Analysis) and BAS (British Autogenic Society). I abide by their Codes of Ethics and Conduct.
I have a Foundation and Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology and an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (ADEP) from Regent's University, School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, London. In addition I have a Post Graduate Certificate in Autogenic Training (PGCAT).
I have been trained in different models of psychotherapy including psychodynamic, relational, humanistic, attachment, cognitive behavioural therapies and Autogenic Therapy. I primarily work within the existential tradition, which explores being human and all that entails.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have particular interests in anxiety, stress, panic, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, depression and anger. I have experience of working with the following:
abuse, adolescence, bereavement, existential issues, family issues, gender, identity, ill-health, low self esteem/confidence, parenting, relationship issues,self-harm, food related issues, body issues, suicidal thoughts and self-harm, trauma, women's issues, young people.
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Fees for an initial consultation are £50 in Henley and £80 in London. My fee for ongoing therapy depends on time of day and location and will be discussed in the initial consultation. Sessions last 50 minutes.
Payment is online prior to the session or cash.
If you are interested please contact me by calling 07812 095633 or email alina@alinabarrowcliff@.com
Central Henley-on-Thames is easily accessible from Marlow, Twyford, Shiplake, Reading, Caversham, Nettlebed, Watlington, Wallingford, High Wycombe,Thame, Stokenchurch, Maidenhead, Cookham, South Bucks, South Oxfordshire, West Berkshire and surrounding areas.
10 Harley Street is near Cavendish Square and Oxford Street. The nearest underground station are Bond Street and Oxford Circus. There is on-street metered parking or underground car parking in Cavendish square and Queen Anne Street.
Chiltern House, Henley has limited on site parking on a first come first served basis as well as on-street parking and pay and display parking across the road opposite the railway station and in Meadow Road.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is wheelchair access by ramp and a lift in my Henley practice.
Wednesday in Henley. Thursday in London.
Types of client