Louise Hunter Dipl Psych, BA (Hons). UKCP Accredited
Centre For Counselling & Psychotherapy Education
2 Warwick Crescent
07947 451 482
Sometimes it is helpful to speak to a person who isn’t directly involved in your day-to-day life in order to help you gain clarity and insight, as well as offering an empathetic and non-judgemental perspective to your problems.
There are still some common misconceptions that make people hesitant towards seeking counselling. They may believe it’s a sign of weakness and should learn to deal with problems on their own, or are fearful that once they get in touch with their feelings they will ‘go mad’; and contrary to popular belief - it’s not always 'all about your mother'!
People choose to enter therapy for a multitude of reasons; you may have a specific problem you’d like to focus on, be looking to resolve a deep-rooted issue, be in the midst of a crisis or perhaps life just isn’t ‘working’ for you anymore. Integrative psychotherapy will also be of benefit if you are wanting to:
- find your direction in life and discover purpose and meaning
- learn to live more consciously and ‘in the moment’
- re-discover aspects of yourself that may be forgotten
- allow yourself time and space to reflect and explore your needs and goals
- gain greater self-awareness and tackle destructive patterns of behaviour
- recognise and remove the blocks that are preventing creativity or personal growth
I am a UKCP accredited Integrative & Transpersonal Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering both short-term counselling (6-12 sessions) and medium to open-ended psychotherapy. I take a holistic approach, drawing upon a variety of theories and techniques in order to tailor the sessions according to your individual needs and goals.
Integrative psychotherapy isn’t about changing who you are, but is a process that enables you to reconnect with and uncover who you really are. Exploring our emotional problems can help us to identify negative, repetitive patterns, whilst considering our needs and aspirations. This can help us to move closer towards a greater sense of well-being and fulfilment.
It is important to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and vitally, someone you can trust to be a companion on your journey. My approach as a therapist is professional, yet down-to-earth. I believe compassion, care, respect and humour (when appropriate!) are key ingredients for self-acceptance, allowing you to recognise your strengths, self-worth and life choices.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Diploma in Transpersonal Psychotherapy & Counselling, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology, London Guildhall University
BA (Hons) English, Lancaster University
I abide by the UKCP code of ethics, which includes undertaking regular clinical supervision and further professional development. I hold full Professional Indemnity insurance.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Assessment session: £40
50 minute session: £50 (concessions available for those on limited income – please enquire).
I practice from two locations in London: Barnes (a few minutes walk from Barnes Bridge train station) and Little Venice in Maida Vale (which is easily accessible from Paddington, Warwick Avenue and Royal Oak tube stations). If you are unsure whether counselling or psychotherapy is right for you, please feel free to give me a call and ask any questions. If I feel you may be better suited to a different type of therapy or therapist, I will happily make the appropriate recommendations or referrals that best match your needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Both daytime and evening sessions available.
Types of client