Dora Minors

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BA (Hons), MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
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Richmond, TW9 2PR
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an Integrative Counsellor/ Psychotherapist with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a BA Hons degree in Counselling.  I have studied different psychological theories about people and their development, which 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 providing you with a nurturing, safe environment to discover yourself.

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.

It maybe that you have not felt ok for a long time.  Are you constantly comparing and contrasting yourself with others and other peoples lifestyles?  Do you feel 'less than' not good enough, doubting yourself and your actions?Do you spend lots of time trying to please others, trying to make other people feel ok? 

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 and decisions - 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 to the decisions and choices you want to make, and the goals you want to reach.  I can help you get in touch with your ‘true’ or ‘real’ self

What to expect
I can provide therapy face-to-face, online or by telephone, depending on what you are most comfortable with.

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
Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling                                                      Level 4 Certificate in Working with Children                                                        CPD Certificate in Bereavement Counselling                                                       CPD Certificate in working with Trauma

I have worked in Private practice since 2015 and in addition have worked for the following charities

Counsellor working with Secondary School Children Place2Be 2018-2019  Counsellor for those affected by Domestic Abuse - Womans Trust 2013 - 2016
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

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £60 for a 50 minute session

I am able to offer some concessions for students and those on low incomes - please ask.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently have availability on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings.  I provide face-to-face therapy on Tuesday afternoon and online sessions on Fridays.

Further information

I am a registered accredited member of the BACP

In Partnership With Richmond Therapy Space, 5 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 2PR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Dora Minors
Dora Minors