Omei Riches (BACP Accredited)
Taking some time to explore what is troubling you can lead to a sense of relief and greater clarity. Exploring important experiences, relationships, behaviours, feelings and thoughts can bring about a deeper self–awareness, which often results in helpful changes such as an increase in confidence, self-compassion, communication, healthier relationships and healthier choices.
Life is challanging; as well as our own experiences throughout life which will have impacted us in countless ways, we also live in a highly competitive and critical society, which values achievements and constant activity. This can lead to self-criticism and over-striving, which is ultimately exhausting, and can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, lethargic, inadequate and worthless. In therapy there is the possibility of connecting to our natural intelligence, inherent goodness and what we value most in life, helping us to live in a more fullfilled content way.
Through my own personal experience and from working theraputically with others I've seen that building a kind compassionate relationship with ourselves is a vital part of any theraputic journey. Lots of peope live with a harsh inner critic and don't realise its impact on their lives. Uncovering the inner critic and its impact is the first step to building a more compassionate relationship with ourselves.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in integrative counselling, which means I can pull from different styles and methods of counselling that best suit you. In particular I draw from compassion focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, shame resilience and mindfulness.
I’ve worked as a counsellor for 6 years in many different settings - I currently work in the NHS and Relate.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£60 per 50 minute session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Parking available. 10 minutes walk or 2 minutes bus journey from Ealin Broadway tube station.
Types of client