Natalie Jane Freeman BSc Dip.Couns Dip.CBT
*** I am currently offering online counselling due to lockdown. This is particularly useful at the moment due to the current situation and psychological effects it is having on us all. Psychological support is needed more than ever at the moment so I am offering concessionary rates for those who need support at this very unusual and uncertain time. Please contact me for more details ***
I am a qualified counsellor with a private practice in Richmond upon Thames. I can offer you a sincere and non-judgemental relationship, exploring issues and presenting problems that have brought you to this stage of your life, whilst supporting and guiding you in ways in which you wish to change.
I believe in an approach which tailors the therapy to the client as each person is unique and so I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-centred and Psychodynamic approaches depending on your needs.
We will discover the root of your issue and help to create a better understanding of it. This will provide you with the opportunity to make positive changes in your life and help you to move forward.
We will set a goal for us to work towards supporting you to reach your full potential by resolving areas of distress you have and altering any negative thoughts in order to help you gain a better more healthy perspective of life. At our initial meeting, I will assess your individual needs and together we will agree on what type of counselling approach suits you.
Your feedback is central to the progress of the work.
I am a registered member of the BACP and as such, work within their ethical framework.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss whether counselling is right for you and how I may be able help you.
Sessions can be weekly or fortnightly, face to face or on the telephone. I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills Level 5
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
Since 2009 I have been a volunteer counsellor at two charities in my local area. During this time I have gained experience working with a diverse range of clients on several issues including; addiction, domestic violence, stress, bereavement and relationships.
As a registered member of the BACP I am committed to continuing professional development and have had additional training in the following areas;
Mindfulness, Mindfulness from a Jungian perspective, Attachment, Exploring the Synergy of Therapeutic Process and 12 Step Recovery and Domestic Violence.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£35 Initial assessment
£50 per 50 minute session
£50 per 50 minute telephone session
Some concessions are available for students and those on low incomes