Beccy Lindsay Accredited & Registered BACP, UKCP Post-Graduate Dip, CRUSE Accred
White Hart Clinic
10 White Hart Lane
Richmond Park Clinic
2 Deanhill Road
Upper Richmond Rd W
07984 948 408 / 07984 948 408
Making a decision
I am an Accredited and Registered BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist and have been working in South West London for more than fifteen years. My clients come to me with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, panic symptoms and trauma. I give friendly and professional support to both individuals and couples. Concessionary fees negotiable.
What is counselling for?
Counselling gives you a chance to talk about your problems in privacy. Feelings that are overwhelming or behaviours in yourself that you can't control can be reasons to decide to get help. You may be feeling stuck and unable to progress in your relationships, friendships or career, or your life in general. At some point in our lives, almost all of us need to be listened to and think issues through in a confidential setting.
Short-term or long-term counselling?
You don't have to decide straightaway. Many of my clients come to counselling and play it by ear until a natural pace to the work establishes and they feel what is right for them.
Short-term counselling offers the chance to focus on a specific issue and alleviate the selected target area. We work more in the present than in the past, understanding the triggers that disrupt everyday experiences or set off difficult symptoms.
In longer term counselling, the trust we establish allows us to understand what is happening to you. By becoming aware of the causes of your symptoms, counselling can adjust your responses until you feel more confident and able to manage situations that usually 'snag' you.
Should I choose individual or couple counselling?
If you come for couple counselling, we would look to see which repeated patterns between you cause arguments . If your relationship is at a crisis point, then the presence of a counsellor can help you to feel listened to and to put your side of things into words.
Individual counselling can help with a wide range of difficult situations and problems. Depression and anxiety are experienced in different ways. You may feel that you urgently need help or you may feel worried or frightened that your life is spiralling out of control.
How do I start?
You would start by asking for an introductory session to see if you want to take the counselling forward. Many of my clients have just taken it one session at a time for a bit, checking that they feel comfortable and motivated to continue. In itself, deciding to have counselling is taking a step forward. You can expect to find it a relief to have someone to talk problems over with in a safe place.
What will it cost?
An initial session will allow you to talk about the changes I could help you to make. Cost for introductory session: individuals £50, couples £60; cost per session thereafter individual from £65, concessions negotiable or couples £75, concessions negotiable. The fees will take into account your personal circumstances and costs.
Where is your practice?
I have two practices, one in Barnes, SW13 and one on the border of Richmond and East Sheen, SW14. My counselling rooms are in welcoming and comfortable clinic settings.
My contact details are at the top and bottom of this page.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, accredited and registered by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and have been offering affordable counselling support in West London for more than fifteen years.
My training and experience is in Integrative individual and couple counselling (UKCP Accredited Post-Graduate Diploma) and I will be glad to explain more about how I work, combining Psychodynamic theory with a Humanist approach.
My areas of training and experience include: anxiety
abuse (verbal, mental and/or sexual)
making life-changing decisions
loss and bereavement
diversity & being different - cultural or sexual identity
Full clinical, accredited & registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Full clinical member of the UPCA (Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association).
NHS Moorfields Nurses Counselling Network
Accredited by CRUSE Beareavement Care
Vision Impairment & Severe Vision Impairment counselling (RNIB Qualified in Braille)
* UKCP accredited Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Roehampton University).
* London Marriage Guidance Council Training Course (now The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships).
* Accredited CRUSE Training in Bereavement and Loss, (Kensington and Chelsea Branch)
*BA(Hons) Psychology and Anthropology (Lancaster University)
* Specialist experience in post traumatic stress disorder.
* Specialist experience with Dissociative Identity Disorder.
* Specialist experience with vision impairment.
* Specialist experience with physical and mental abuse.
* Training and experience in working with Auditory Processing Disorder.
* Previous career in marketing and business.
Private practice, White Hart Lane, Barnes SW13.
Private practice, Richmond Park Clinic SW14
I carry professional liability insurance, ICO membership and maintain regular supervision and professional development training
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- 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 issues
- 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
Post traumatic stress disorder
Career, business and workplace issues. Bereavement counselling.
Physical, sexual and verbal abuse.
Bullying at school, at home and in the workplace.
Introductory sessions £50 (individuals) and £60 (couples) or discretionary rates. Introductory sessions are 55 minutes and allow us to talk about the decision to have some counselling sessions and the changes you would like to make. Sessions cost individual and couple thereafter are individual from £65, couples £75, concessions negotiable.
White Hart Clinic where I practise, is at 10 White Hart Lane and is a few minutes walk from Barnes Bridge Station. It is within easy reach of bus services from Roehampton, Richmond, East Sheen, Putney and Hammersmith, which include bus routes 209, 337, 493 and 419 (unrestricted parking 11am onwards ).
I also practise at Richmond Park Clinic on Deanhill Road & Upper Richmond Road SW14. The side roads in the proximity have unrestricted parking. It is within easy reach of Richmond, North Sheen and Mortlake stations. Bus routes include 33, 337 & 419 & 493.
In Barnes there is parking after midday and there are a number of nearby streets with unrestricted parking available. At Richmond Park Clinic there is always unrestricted parking nearby.
For further information please see my website at www.counsellingwestlondon.net
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Currently weekdays and evenings. I practice at White Hart Clinic in Barnes SW13, and also at Richmond Park Clinic, Upper Richmond Road SW14
Types of client
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