Greg Savva - Counselling Twickenham, Whitton - Masters Degree
Welcome to my profile. I'm Greg.
I believe in a compassionate, open-minded approach to counselling. Helping you make sense of difficult thoughts and emotions, as you learn to overcome anxiety, anger, depression and trauma. I also work with couples counselling to help you improve communication, repair broken relationships and make adjustments to unwanted behaviour patterns.
In the current climate of social distancing, I would like to reassure you I have a very human way of interacting in online counselling via Skype, Zoom, or phone. I am very approachable and can help put you at your ease. Please feel free to call me for a brief conversation, just to get a feel of how I work.
At Counselling Twickenham, I see our work together as a partnership which thrives on effective listening and feedback. This means offering you realistic solutions that make sense and resonate with your experience. As an experienced counsellor, I recognise the key to success is rebuilding your self-confidence and trust. So it's important that while you tackle your issues and change for the better, you still remain true to yourself.
I also provide online counselling over the internet on Skype, Zoom or phone.
individual counselling (£60 day) and couples counselling (£85) at affordable rates to suit your needs daytime and evenings.
I have a Masters Degree in counselling and psychotherapy (UKCP registered/ accredited). I've worked for over 12 years in private practice, at MIND, the NHS, universities and other counselling agencies.
Most people find me warm, open and sensitive to their needs. As well as having a good sense of humour, I always show an attitude of tolerance and respect. While I am aware it can be challenging to talk through your problems with a counsellor, it's vital to air your concerns with someone you trust. I see myself as committed to your needs and able to attune to your emotions, yet remain neutral. A therapist who can offer you an overview of your situation and discuss alternative solutions without a hidden agenda. I also offer Mindfulness practice based on the latest scientific research on the brain and neuroscience.
In the midst of a personal crisis, your emotions, thoughts and relationships might be undermining your ability to cope and make informed decisions. You may be suffering with anxiety, stress, depression, anger or grief you cannot let go. This can lead to a sense of alienation and feeling out of control. In my practice I listen with patience and empathy, offering alternative solutions and restoring independence. To my mind, counselling is an opportunity to understand yourself and make better choices. As well as developing self-acceptance and mutual respect in relationships. And a deeper understanding of your unconscious conflicts.
Skype counselling online, or Zoom, phone and other media are available
I have the privilege of of working alongside people from many different backgrounds, cultures, professions, genders and sexual orientations. Working at home and abroad in India, Cyprus, New guinea and Brazil. I have over 12 years experience and trained as a counsellor at MIND, the NHS and the first male counsellor at Portsmouth Rape Crisis Service. I have also practised counselling at Winchester University and supervised trainee counsellors at St. Mary's University.
At Online Counselling Twickenham and Whitton, we will work in partnership to address your concerns while you develop a greater capacity for insight and reflection. And I will provide a safe framework for your progress. With each step forward, we will work on your strengths to find solutions that meet your needs. Mindfulness can also help you find equilibrium and wellbeing; attending to the present moment rather than getting stuck in the past or anticipating the future.
I offer online counselling at affordable rates:
- Individual counselling - £60/hour
- Couples counselling - £80/hour (anytime)
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens in counselling? There isn't a right way or a wrong way of doing counselling. You simply tell your story in the best way you can, as I listen and ask you questions or offer helpful feedback. This includes developing self-awareness and making sense of your thoughts, emotions & patterns of behaviour, even when they aren’t clear. Then we work in partnership to resolve your issues and find a way forward together.
Do I have to know what I’m doing, or talking about in counselling? There aren't any rules in counselling so relax. You don't need to don’t know what to do or say, just allow yourself a little time to reflect as you talk. You don’t have to come prepared or know exactly where to begin – just the ability to slowly piece together your story. If you feel unsure about what happens next, don’t worry. I have no expectations. You can ask questions, take your time and I will try to help through the process, as you find the words.
Will I be judged or diagnosed with anything? No. Counselling is an opportunity to talk openly and not feel judged. As a counsellor it's my job to listen without prejudice and offer you constructive feedback. I will not be diagnosing you with any conditions; or speak in 'psychobabble' over your head. If you’re not sure about something, I'll be only too happy to explain it as often as you’d like.
How long does counselling last? It’s up to you. Just use your instincts. Usually you'll feel the benefit of progress counselling in a short space of time. Simply trust yourself to make the best decision based on whether you have benefited or learned things which are helpful and sustainable.
Do I have to have something seriously wrong with me? There is nothing too trivial or serious for counselling. You will be accepted whether you're in crisis, need support or curious about how to change your life around . You just have to feel ready to take the next step.
Please contact me to discuss your concerns, obligation free. Or visit my website on the link www.enduringmind.co.uk above. I look forward to hearing from you. The first consultation is simply a way of seeing if we work well together and there is no pressure to commit.
Counselling in Twickenham | Enduring Mind | Counselling Whitton
Couples Counselling In Twickenham, Whitton
Online counselling Twickenham (internet Skype, Zoom)
Training, qualifications & experience
- 15 years as a Practising Counsellor & Psychotherapist
- 5 years Masters Degree in Psychotherapy (BSc, MA, MSc, PDip, UKCP)
- 6 years lecturing & supervising to trainee counsellors at Saint Mary's University
- Portsmouth Area Rape Crisis Service
- Winchester University Counselling Service
- Get Started & Moving Minds referral service
- Accredited member of UKCP, AVIVA, EAP
As an experienced online counsellor, I can work with you through your struggles, anxiety and distress. I believe my capacity for compassion & understanding can help you gain insight & change your life for the better. I offer attentive listening & feedback.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals - £60/hour (daytime); £65/hour (evenings)
Couples - £85/hour
Skype, online media and phone sessions available
Concessions - for veterans, mental health service users and some unemployed groups
Frequency of sessions: Sessions last 50 minutes and occur weekly at the same time and day each week.
Phone counselling: is a consideration for long-term clients or those with disabilities
Notice for a consultation: Usually 24 hours required (depending on existing waiting lists)
Cancellations: I allow for two free cancellations, (one emergency and one with notice), however on the third occasion and thereafter cancellations are rescheduled or paid for. If I cannot reschedule the client takes responsibility for payment. I do not work on weekends or bank holidays (including Christmas, New Year's Eve/Day and Easter).