12B St Marys Road
114A Heath Road
07931 612604 / 07931612604
Giving Positive Support and Understanding to Individuals and Couples
I am a qualified experienced Person-Centred counsellor working with individuals and couples in Twickenham, Richmond and Ealing.
Clients come to see me with various difficulties in their lives. Areas i have worked with include depression, loss, anxiety, bereavement, childhood abuse, trauma, low self-esteem and couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship.
I offer a safe haven where you can breathe, reflect, feel and explore life and all it's options.
WHAT TYPE OF THERAPY IS IT?
Person-Centred therapy is not about analysing you, giving you advice or making decisions for you, but supporting you whilst you explore solutions that are right for you in your particular situation.
Person-Centred counselling in my experience can be particularly helpful for men and women because:
‘…the effect of Person-Centred therapy is to reduce the power that others have had over clients and thus increase their own sense of personal power, or ‘power-from-within’.’ (From “The Dynamics of Power in Counselling and Psychotherapy” by Gillian Proctor, 2002)
This type of therapy does not use techniques, but instead relies on the beliefs and values inherent in the therapist to build this non-judgmental and empathic relationship.
As the therapy progresses, clients typically experience becoming more open and accepting of their own feelings and life experiences. They begin to trust themselves and their own sense of judgement more, and they can begin to feel more creative and compassionate towards themselves and others.
WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?
If you feel I might be able to help you, please call or email me and we can arrange a time to have an initial session.
Your first appointment will be an opportunity for you to meet me and try the counselling out for yourself. You are not under any obligation to book another session after this if you decide otherwise.
I understand that not every counsellor or every type of counselling is going to be right for everyone – this is your opportunity to explore whether I, and the type of therapy I offer, might be right for you.
SOME OF THE ISSUES I WORK WITH INCLUDE:
- Anxiety and stress
- Low self-esteem
- Bereavement and loss
- Relationship and family issues
- Abuse (mental, physical and sexual)
- Sexual orientation and identity
- Feeling stuck, confused, lacking focus or direction
- Anger management
- Work related issues
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
- Advanced Post Diploma Certificate Person-Centred Couples Course
- Certificate in Counselling Skills and Studies
- Certificate in Couple Therapy
- Training in Domestic Violence
My volunteering experience includes providing therapy at:
- London-based organisations MCPS
- Bereft, Bereavement Support for the Borough of Ealing
- The Open Door Project in Feltham
I am a member of the following association:
- The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I abide by the Code of Ethics and Practice issued by the BACP and I am professionally supervised by a qualified supervisor as part of my commitment to ethical practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
We would have an initial session which is an opportunity for us to see whether or not we would like to work together. In our initial session you will be able to talk about whatever has led you to seek therapy and what you are hoping to gain from it. You will be able to find out more about how the sessions will work and get a sense of how we might work together.
- The fee for the initial session is £25 Individuals and £50 Couples
- The fee payable at the end of each session is £40 for individuals and £75 for Couples
The counselling sessions are usually once a week or fortnightly, and each session is for 50 minutes. I offer both daytime and evening sessions during the week, and morning sessions on Saturdays.
I work in three different locations in West London - Twickenham, Richmond and Ealing - all of which are close to public transport, there is also metered parking in streets nearby.
The Twickenham location is on the South West train line and a 5 minute bus ride (267, 281) or a 10 minute walk from the station. There are also many buses from Richmond train/tube station (490, H22, R70) towards Twickenham. There is car parking available, free after 6.30pm.
The Ealing location is a 15 minute walk from Ealing Broadway Train station, or a 5 minute bus ride (65) and a 10 minute walk from South Ealing tube station on the Piccadilly Line. There is car parking available, free after 7.30pm.
Briony really helped me through a very difficult period in my life, and I would highly recommend her to anyone in a similar situation. She is both professional and warm and empathetic, she is a great listener but provides guidance when needed, and she always made me feel comfortable and relaxed, so could talk freely and not feel judged. Sophie
When I was having some family problems, and my work and life were being affected, Briony was a guiding light that helped me through some treacherous waters. She is very kind and caring, has a warm and comfortable disposition, and I felt at ease in her company. More importantly, she was an expert confidant, a professional advisor, and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her. Charlotte
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer counselling sessions on weekdays between 8am and 10pm and Saturday mornings. Sessions are 50 minutes long, on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
Types of client