Georgina Hoare MSc, MA. BPC Reg, BACP Reg & Accred, HCPC Reg
I'm an experienced psychodynamic counsellor/psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and organisational consultant based in Wimbledon. I'm registered with BPC, HCPC and BACP (accredited and registered).
Over the last twenty years I've worked as a therapist in a variety of settings, NHS (learning disability, mental health and forensic services), education (primary and secondary schools) and the voluntary sector.
How I work -
All of us have times in our lives when we are struggling to cope and it can really help to speak to someone who is outside of your close network of friends and family. We live in a world which can feel very fast paced and having space for yourself to reflect in a safe environment can be a really valuable experience, to feel listened to, to be heard and to be understood.
I work Psychodynamically, which can sometimes also be described as a relational approach. What this means is that I'm both interested in understanding what is happening in the present for you and also thinking about whether there may be patterns from your past, which impact your thoughts or your behaviour which are getting in the way of you living an enjoyable life. Sometimes these patterns can get repeated in our therapeutic relationship and it can be a safe place to explore the meaning of this together.
How I can help -
I'm interested in thinking about the impact of significant life transitions such as becoming parents, parenting difficulties, bereavement including miscarriages, going back to work, career decisions, retirement, moving house, marriage and separation or divorce. I also support people with significant trauma such as experiences of domestic violence or sexual abuse, for men, women and the LGBT community.
Sometimes you may already have a formal diagnosis such as depression or anxiety or at other times you just not feel quite right, not feel happy with your life and want some space to explore this further.
Typically I would see you weekly at the same time each week for 50 minutes, but at times I also provide twice weekly therapy too.
I understand that starting therapy is a big undertaking and I usually suggest that we have a few sessions to see if we both feel that we can work together.
I am currently the Head of Talking Therapies at Wimbledon Guild and formerly the Director of Clinical Services at SurvivorsUK working with men who have experienced sexual violence.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to my qualifications below, I also regularly attend continuing professional development events and engage in ongoing clinical supervision.
2014 - MA Consultation in the Organisation (Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust)
2012 - Diploma in Clinical Supervision (WPF / Surrey University)
2003 - MSc Psychodynamic Counselling / Psychotherapy (Birkbeck College / University of London)
1997 - PG diploma in Music therapy (Roehampton University)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
£70 per 50 minute session for therapy or clinical supervision. At times I'm also able to offer some concessions depending on circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have a vacancy on Tuesdays at 7pm. I also have some vacancies on Friday mornings for therapy, early weekday evenings. More flexibility for supervision times fortnightly/monthly
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I provide individual supervision for counsellors/psychotherapists and arts therapists.View supervision profile