About me

Are you feeling sad, low or depressed? Perhaps you're struggling with relationship issues, battling low self-esteem or suffering from a panic or anxiety disorder.  Or maybe you're finding it hard to manage and understand feelings of anger, loss, rejection or other powerful emotions. If so, counselling and psychotherapy can offer a real opportunity for change.

Often the way you're feeling can stem from experiences that are beyond your immediate understanding.  Counselling and psychotherapy aims to develop an awareness of some of these emotions, experiences and behaviours within a safe and confidential environment, with the aim of relieving distress and encouraging change.

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. 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 am an experienced, qualified and professionally registered counsellor and psychotherapist, offering both short and longer term therapy.  I work from two locations in Chiswick, one on the main High Road (W4 5TA) and one on the boarders with Barnes and Kew (W4 2SA).  I also see clients one day a week in Ealing (W5 2XP).  I offer a reduced price initial consultation to give you the opportunity to see if my style of therapy is right for you.

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.


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.


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


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

Concessions offered for

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

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
W4 2SA

1a Belmont Road
W4 5TA

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access

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.


08:00 - 20:00 Tuesday to Friday,

08:00 - 15:00 Saturday,

Sunday & Mondays - Closed

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Gareth Sammer

Gareth Sammer