Dariel Pertwee Psychotherapist & Counsellor PG.Dip.Psych UKCP (Accred)
Perhaps you are overwhelmed by the pressures of life, stuck in a rut,
repeating negative patterns, or trying to find a way out of anxiety or depression?
Maybe you are having relationship difficulties, suffering a bereavement, trauma, feeling isolated, lonely, or simply want to take charge of your life and make some changes to the way you think and relate to others? This may bring up challenging questions too unsettling to think about on your own. Meeting together on a regular basis in the safety of my comfortable consulting rooms, we can attempt to confront your fears and find ways to approach life's obstacles in a manageable way, generating the potential for positive change.
I am a qualified and experienced therapist with a flexible approach, who will listen in a non-judgemental way, offer caring confidential support and help to guide you to discover where your difficulties may stem from.
We often ignore or bury painful experiences from the past even though they can continue to affect the way we behave and think in the present. Exploring these experiences results in a deeper understanding of yourself and others.
It can be beneficial to talk to an experienced therapist with an unbiased perspective, who can offer a safe space to talk and is not connected to family or friends.
I work with individuals on a once-or-twice weekly basis for time limited and open ended psychotherapy.
If you are not in a position to work in an open ended way, or do not wish to, then time limited work is a very effective way to work with those individuals who have clearly defined problems. It is designed to give you some helpful tools to build on once sessions are over. Time limited work usually lasts for 6-12 sessions.
Areas of Counselling that I work with:
- Low self esteem/self confidence
- Difficulty in expressing feelings
- Stress and anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Panic attacks
- Loneliness & feelings of isolation
- Bereavement & loss
- Boarding School Issues
- Creative arts/blocks
- General counselling & personal development
Please do not hesitate to telephone if you have any questions about making an initial appointment or beginning therapy with me. You will be under no obligation to commit at this time.
Please call 07973 318702 and leave a message, or email me on email@example.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at WPF Therapy gaining a Post-graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice which is accredited by the University of Roehampton.
WPF is recognised as one of the leading Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic training bodies in the UK and has maintained a reputation for both clinical and academic excellence for over 40 years.
My professional registration body is The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) which is a member organisation of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).
I am an accredited member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP accred) and comply with ethical codes of practice. I work to best practice standards which have been designed to ensure the safety, privacy and confidentiality of my clients.
I hold a Diploma at Post Graduate level in Specialist Psychotherapy with Ex Boarders.
In addition, I am a practitioner of CBT skills (Cert Wimbledon Guild) and integrate these skills into my client work depending on their needs.
I currently work online and in Fulham in Private practice and have previously been a counsellor at WPF (Westminster Pastoral Foundation) London.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of interest are:
Issues relating to boarding school, broken attachments and the psychological trauma of the 'privileged'child.
Creative blocks and working with those in creative professions.
Due to Covid, I am presently working online or on the telephone only.
I offer an initial consultation of between 50-60 minutes at a cost of £65
Fees for ongoing therapy range from £65-85 per session and are linked to income and ability to pay.
I provide a few concessions to those on lower incomes.
All fees are subject to annual review.
Payments please by cheque, electronic transfer or cash.
Concessions offered for
The counselling rooms at 'West London Therapy' lie in a small pedestrian mews accessed by gates and in a quiet residential street just off the Fulham Road.
There is plenty of parking which is free after 5pm. Putney Bridge and Parsons Green underground stations are just minutes walk away.
Buses: 74, 430, 190, 28, 328, 211, 14, 414,