Patricia A McGillicuddy
"To Be Me"
Live in a world that you create, and not one that is dictated by your past
As a Qualified Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (Adv.Dip.) and member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), I offer counselling on a 1 to 1 basis with 18 years post training experience. I've worked extensively with Addiction, Depression, Divorce, Inter-Cultural issues and Racial Issues, Sexual Abuse, Self-esteem, Blockages, Careers Advice, Deep and long standing communication issues, Relationship issues and many other areas. Having worked in Assessment for Employment Assistance Programs for more than 8 years I am able to offer a service which is authentic and ethical in its practice.
I work with an Integrative model which enable me to work at a deeper level with past and or current problems. Clients can bring what is troubling them and we work together to find the solutions to the issues as they arise. I work both Short and Long-term, allowing 'you' the Client to decide what is best for you.
I have lived experience of different cultural backgrounds. Having been raised with difference I understand at a deep level what it means to be the Child of an immigrant in the UK. Through my own life's knowledge I gained the necessary insight into the difficult psychological issues that arise out of "Being Different" from the Culture in which you're raised and expected to live, perform and be successful.
"You are your life" and only you know the answers. However in our ever changing world, our situations can become confusing. Having a private space that is yours, away from your world of work and life can be just the thing you need to resolve the concerns that are holding you back from moving in the direction you'd like to go. Being held in the suspension of an 'old story' can often be draining and exhausting ...
"to be there and "not know"... is worse".
'To Be Me Counselling Service' aims to enable you to be understood at a deeper level, where you will be able to piece together the 'jigsaw puzzle' that has alluded you. I am here to listen 'to the whole of you, just the way you are', and enable the journey back to yourself.
I look forward to meeting with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
With an eclectic training my theoretical integrations combine, Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Inter-Cultural practice.
I work with what you bring and use my skill-set to enable your process. I work with you to help you find the inner work needed for you to move through the difficulties that have brought you here. Working with all parts of yourself, to enable a good internal processing.
Sometimes it can be important to visit a past experience to be able to move forward from it. Working with residue of old issues, can enable one to see how and why they may respond/react in unconscious ways that may manifest with symptoms of anxiety. I work with patterns and work to facilitate the ability to manage containment and change.
I work with the belief that everyone has insight into their way of being. Having this witnessed and fed back to them in a non-judgmental and insightful way can be so healing as to lay the past to rest in a conclusively, enabling the person to better control their responses and self-agency .
The Inter-Cultural Theory and practice pioneered by a Jafar Kareem, advocated "that a person’s background and culture is fundamental to the way in which they operate in their world regardless of the Culture in which they live". I take on board the Client's life from their perspective, not from an illusionary standpoint, of the culture in which the Client lives and is expected to perform within. This allows the full and real self of the person to shine and be at one, revealing a more 'holistic self’ to function peacefully. Being "who you are", will allow a settled you to move and integrate in a more relaxed and peaceful way.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specializing in, Addiction issues, Cultural and displacement issues, Relationship issues, Sexual Abuse, Self-Esteem and many others.
In Addition to my private Practice I Co-founded ROCBaSE Ltd, (Richmond Opportunity Centre for Business and Social Enterprise), which offered a Unique Style of Business Support through a Therapeutic based 1 to1 Counselling Support. Clients not are not only able to gain Start-Up and Small/Medium Business workshops and 1to1 sessions but will have a space to speak about anything that is troubling them.
OPtiC is a Corporate arm of ROCBaSE supporting Organisations with enabling better communication to afford higher productivity through integrated communication. For more information please contact me via email.
My fees are £60 per session
Lower fees are offered to low-waged and Students of The Counselling Theories.
I run a 1 week cancellation policy requesting full payment if I don't receive a notification.
Feel free to be yourself.... To Be Me.co.uk
I look forward to meeting and working with you in a comfortable and warm setting.
I am close to both Chiswick Park and Gunnersbury Tube Stations and a 10 mins walk from Chiswick overground station.
Close to main bus routes.
Parking is available.
I offer sessions during the day and in the evenings and weekends if needed.