Briony Barton-Chapple - Dip, reg MBACP
Hello, I'm Briony, a qualified counsellor working with individuals, couples, children and adolescents. Counselling is for anyone who wants a safe, confidential, accepting place to talk about any issue, big or small. Some people come with something specific they want to change, some with unresolved past issues, and others because things just don’t feel right, or they don’t feel happy.
I can help you explore and come to to terms with your past, understanding and minimising how it impacts you now. As you become clearer you can move forwards where you want to be. You can become stronger and more authentic person. I will help you learn self-compassion, new life skills, more helpful ways of thinking and being, ways to enjoy your life and develop good self-esteem.
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 can offer you a safe and confidential space whilst you explore solutions that are right for you in your particular situation.
What should I do?
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 can help 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
If you would like to book an initial session, or if you're not sure if counselling is for you and you have a few questions, please call or email me and I'll be happy to help.
I work in two locations. I run a private practice from home in Twickenham and I hire a therapy room in Ealing.
Giving Positive Support and Understanding to Individuals and Couples.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
- Diploma in Play Therapy
- Advanced Post Diploma Certificate Person-Centred Couples Course
- Certificate in Counselling Skills and Studies
- Certificate in Couple Therapy
- Training in Domestic Violence
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. My volunteering experience includes providing therapy at:
- London-based organisations MCPS
- Bereft, Bereavement Support for the Borough of Ealing
- The Phoenix in Feltham
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder in children
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Our initial session is an opportunity for us to see whether or not we would like to work together, 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 also be able to find out more about how the sessions will work and get a sense of how we might work together.
- Payable at the end of each session - £50 for individuals and £80 for Couples.
Commitment and attendance is required for counselling to progress and the outcome to be achieved, weekly sessions are recommended and sessions last 50 minutes.
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
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer counselling sessions on weekdays between 8am and 10pm and Saturday mornings.
Types of client