Dora Minors BA (Hons), MBACP
I am an Integrative Counsellor with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a BA Hons degree in Counselling. In my training I studied different psychological theories about people and their development, this enables me to approach each client as an individual and work with them in a way that suits their needs. I have had a wide range of experience working with both adults and young people. I am a professional, non-judgemental, creative, enthusiastic counsellor, I am passionate about my work and determined to support my clients in every way possible in their efforts to find a ‘better way to be’.
I believe that as humans we are equipped with all the resources we need and my aim is to enable you to utilise your inner knowledge, by creating a containership for the journey we undertake.
The First Step- Coming for Counselling
The fact you are reading this means that you have already taken the first step towards finding yourself a counsellor.
You may be feeling low and overwhelmed by life, lonely and isolated with no-one to talk to. Struggling with stress or anxiety, or feeling unable to cope with your current feelings and emotions. You may have problems in your relationships, have suffered a bereavement or loss of some kind. Or you may be ‘stuck’ or have reached a crossroads which has left you feeling unsure as to how to make choices - uncertain which way to turn.
You may be suffering from lack of confidence and low self-esteem which is affecting how you relate to yourself and others a sense of 'I used to be able’ and now feeling a sense of unease....and unhappy with who you are.
Making that first choice -
Whatever emotions you are struggling with I am able to help you. I want to listen to you, without judgement, to enable you to re-evaluate your life to become more self-aware, and more hopeful about the future. To recognise how your past experiences may be impacting on you now in the present and how your patterns of behaviour may be counterproductive on the decisions and choices you want to make. I can help you get in touch with your ‘true’ or ‘real’ self
What to expect
I practice from two lovely rooms in two locations – Richmond Upon Thames, opposite the railway station and in Twickenham town centre.
When you come for counselling with me, you can be assured that you can talk safely, freely and openly in complete confidentiality about what is troubling you. In weekly sessions that last for fifty minutes, I will work collaboratively with you, listening to your story about your life experiences and your relationships and how they impact on you emotionally. I can explain to you about patterns of behaviour, help you become more self aware and give you support and techniques to help you move forward.
By truly knowing yourself, acknowledging, accepting and valuing yourself for who you are will empower you to make positive changes for a more fulfilling way of life. I can facilitate increased self-esteem, confidence and a more authentic way of living.
The Next Step
Email me to make an appointment.
The Final Step
Come and talk. I will listen. You will be heard.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
NCFE Certificate in Helping Skills
NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
CPD Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
Counsellor for those affected by Domestic Abuse - Womans Trust 2013 - present
Counsellor Kingston Bereavement 2012 - 2013
Counsellor Bereavement Services Hounslow 2012
Counsellor working with primary school children Place2Be 2012 - 2013
Counsellor working with primary school children Kids Company 2012 - 2013
Counsellor working with adolescents - Teens and Toddlers 2012
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I charge £50 for a 50 minute session
I am able to offer some concessions for students and those on low incomes - please ask.
I am a registered member of the BACP
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have availability at my Richmond practice on Friday mornings and in Twickenham on Thursday evenings please feel free to email me to arrange a time.
Types of client