Judith Apps UKCP, Msc Psychotherapy & Counselling, BACP, MUPCA,
I am a psychotherapist and counsellor offering a warm, supportive confidential service for individuals. Each person responds to the events that happen in their lives differently. Your issue, what you would like to bring to therapy is the starting point for our work together.
Talking with a therapist can help you understand how to manage difficult feelings, problems, conflict and distress. A way of exploring and untangling thoughts and feelings. It can help you to move on with your life in a more fulfilling way. Anger management, bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationships issues, divorce, affairs and betrayal, eating patterns, child related issues and addiction are just some of the reasons for seeking therapy. You might not feel there is a specific issue, just an uneasiness and a desire to think about that.
Realising that things are difficult is the first step and you may be wondering if therapy can help. An initial session can help you see if it feels right for you at this time.
My integrative approach draws particularly upon person-centred and psychodynamic approaches as well as existential philosophies. We cannot change the past events in our lives but we can choose how we think about them and how they affect our current being. I believe we all have the ability to change and grow. Therapy is a safe space to bring issues and to think about things that maybe troubling. How much you wish to say is your choice.
Short or long-term options are available. If the problem is specific, a few sessions may be all you want (6 - 12) . Or you might like to work in a more open ended way - taking time to explore your world and perhaps thinking about the meaning of your life and your experiences. Maybe the issues you are facing have been with you for some time and you wish for a space to consider them - without knowing how long it will take.
Please contact me by phone or by email, I am happy to talk about what you are looking for and to arrange a first session.
I also offer supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors and therapists. Individual and group supervision are available depending on your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Coaching Diploma, The Coaching Academy
Advanced Practitioner Programme, Roehampton University
Diploma in Supervision, Iron Mill college
MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, Roehampton University
Post Graduate Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy, Roehampton University
MBA, City University Business School
BA Hons, English & Drama, Goldsmith's College, University of London
Accredited by UKCP, member of UPCA, member of BACP
I have experience of clients in a variety of settings including the NHS, the voluntary sector and private practice.
Previously I have worked in business and have a good understanding of how stress and work related pressures may affect our well being and our relationships.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My clients are from all walks of life and come to therapy because there is a specific issue worrying them, perhaps at work or in their relationships. Sometimes there is non specific anxiety and a feeling that talking to someone might help clarify what is wrong.
Often things are not as they seem and you might find in therapy that you start with something that you would like to explore and then find that other topics arise. I work with you, on the material that you choose to bring.
I offer supervision to therapists - both trainees and experienced therapists assisting them in the development of their practice. Supervision can be on an individual basis or you may join a group.
Individual sessions 50 minutes. Sessions usually take place weekly.
Concessions available. Payment by cash or bank transfer.
Supervision: individual and/or group
Please telephone or email for an appointment.
Sessions take place in a peaceful garden room, or with Facetime/Skype if not local. There is parking outside and the local train station is a short walk.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer appointments during the day as well as evenings.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer supervison for all stages of the therapist’s journey.