Briony Barton-Chapple - Dip, reg MBACP
Giving Positive Support and Understanding to Individuals and Couples
Feeling life is a mess? Overwhelmed by anxiety or depression? Struggling to cope? Paralysed by decision making? Frustrated with those around you? Dissatisfied with where your life and relationships are at?
I work with individuals, couples, children and adolescents. I can offer you a safe and confidential space whilst you explore solutions that are right for you in your particular situation.
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.
I work within a Person-Centred framework which means that i put you the client at the centre of the therapy and i will work with you in a way where i can support you through the counselling process.
I won't analyse you, tell you what to do or make decisions for you but what i will do is by using a number of professional techniques which i can make available to you, it can provide you with the tools to manage things differently and empower you to make the changes you need in order to live a more fulfilling life.
I believe that counselling can help you recognise and use the strengths and the skills you've gained over your life but you might not be fully aware of them at this time. My role as a therapist is to listen and collaborate with you in finding what will help support you.
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, women, children and adolescents 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
- 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
My volunteering experience includes providing therapy at:
- London-based organisations MCPS
- Bereft, Bereavement Support for the Borough of Ealing
- The Phoenix 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
- Attachment disorder in children
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- 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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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 £50 Individuals and £80 Couples
- The fee payable at the end of each session is £50 for individuals and £80 for Couples
Commitment and attendence is required for counselling to progress and the outcome to be achieved, weekly sessions are recommended 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 two different locations in West London - Twickenham 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
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer counselling sessions on weekdays between 8am and 10pm and Saturday mornings. Sessions are 50 minutes long, on a weekly basis.
Types of client