Beccy Lindsay Accredited & Registered BACP, UKCP Post-Graduate Dip, CRUSE Accred
White Hart Clinic
10 White Hart Lane
East Sheen Counselling
07984 948 408 / 07984 948 408
Making a decision
If you are looking for counselling, I am an Accredited and Registered BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist and have been working in South West London for more than fifteen years. You may be bringing a specific problem or several difficulties that you feel stuck over, because you have decided not to cope alone anymore; that is a good place for counselling to step in. Being ready to share your problems in a confidential setting, shows that you can now address your issues and find resolutions in your life.
What is counselling for?
Whether you are suffering from anxiety or depression or you are at a crisis over a relationship issue, 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 sad or frightened, or trapped in your own repeating thoughts and empty inside. You may find yourself 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 to be able to say that we are out of our depth. That is the time to reach out for counselling support.
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, noticing 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 self-esteem and able to manage situations that usually 'snag' you.
Should I choose individual or couple counselling?
Individual counselling can help with a wide range of difficult situations and problems. You may have historical issues or an addiction or repeating relationship issues. You may be suffering from depression and/or anxiety or not know how to name what is upsetting you. You may feel that you urgently need help or you may feel worried or frightened that your life is spiralling out of control. This range of distress is addressed in individual 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 each to feel listened to and to voice your side of the difficulties, as we work towards a new understanding. It can be much more productive and safer to have a mediating presence guiding you both through, as you take risks in what you say, in order to save or heal your relationship.
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 progress. 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 a welcoming and comfortable clinic and in a pleasant private residential setting.
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 & cultural difference
post traumatic stress disorder
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
Working with disability - Richmond Education
* 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 Human Behaviour (Lancaster University)
* Specialist experience in post traumatic stress disorder.
* Specialist experience with Dissociative Identity Disorder.
* Specialist experience with physical and mental abuse.
* Specialist experience with eating disorders.
* Training and experience in working with Auditory Processing Disorder.
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
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- 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 in a private residence in East Sheen/ Richmond. The roads in the vicinity have unrestricted parking. It is within easy reach of Richmond, Barnes 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.
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/East Sheen Counselling, near Upper Richmond Road SW14
Types of client