About me

How are you feeling?  It's a question that people often ask each other but how often do we just say "I'm okay" rather than talking about how we really feel?

The truth is that everyone struggles from time to time and it's so important in those moments that you feel able to reach out for help.  You've already taken a huge step forward just by coming to the Counselling Directory so why not read on and see how I can help you further.

Often the way we feel can stem from experiences that are beyond our immediate understanding.  Counselling and psychotherapy aims to develop an awareness of your experiences, thoughts, feelings and behaviours within a safe , non-judgmental and confidential environment.

Though friends and family can be very supportive, sometimes in life it can be difficult to talk to those closest to us about the things that bother us most.  In our sessions I'm committed to really hearing your story, understanding what has brought you to this point in your life and listening to the problems which you're facing.  No matter what you're struggling with, we can then work towards achieving your goal.

We always begin the work with an initial consultation where we meet and I can find out more about who you are, what brings you to therapy and what your goals are of the work we are looking to do.  It gives the perfect opportunity for me to explain more about how my approach to counselling and psychotherapy works and to answer any questions you may have.  At the end of the consultation if you feel happy to continue working with me then we book you in for further sessions.

I'm committed to supporting you every step of the way on your journey, no matter how long that takes and no matter how difficult it may become.  I promise to always treat you in a respectful, caring and nurturing manner, regardless of race, religion, gender, age or sexuality.  Your wellbeing will always be my number one priority.

I see clients for a wide range of issues including Addiction issues, Anger issues, Anxiety, Bi-Polar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Confidence issues, Couples Counselling, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family therapy, Group therapy, Identity Issues, Insomnia, LGBT+ Issues, Marriage Counselling, Over thinking, Phobias, Relationship issues, Rumination, Self-Destructive behaviours, Self-Esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Sex addiction, Sexual problems, Smoking Cessation, Suicidal thoughts, Trauma and Weight Management.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc (Masters Degree) in Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
  • Accredited member of the UKCP
  • Working in private practice since January 2012
  • Experience working at Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Services
  • Experience working at Ealing Abbeys Counselling Services
  • Have appeared in 3 articles in a Newspaper promoting Gastric Band Hypnosis
  • Have appeared on BBC Radio discussing Weight loss therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Individuals:

Initial consultation session - £50 (50 minute session)
Subsequent sessions - £70 (50 minute session)

Couples:

Initial consultation session - £50 (60 minute session)
Subsequent sessions - £90 (60 minute session) £120 (90 minute session)

Reduced fee places are available for those on low income and trainee therapists

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

08:00 - 20:00 Tuesday to Friday,

08:00 - 15:00 Saturday,

Sunday & Mondays - Closed

Further information

We have premises in:

  • Chiswick (Central) - W4 5TA
  • Chiswick (Near A4 / M4) - W4 2SA
  • South Ealing - W5 5ES
  • Ealing - W5 2XP
  • All our premises are accessible by tubes, trains or mainline stations
  • Free parking available at Chiswick (W4 2SA) and Ealing practices
  • Pay and display parking at South Ealing and Chiswick Central practices.


Please contact us for more information about our premises locations.

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

Staveley Gardens
Chiswick
London
W4 2SA

1a Belmont Road
Chiswick
London
W4 5TA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Please be aware that I am able to continue face to face sessions therapy sessions during the Coronavirus pandemic, however I also offer online and telephone sessions for those who may wish it.

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Gareth Sammer

Gareth Sammer