Patricia A McGillicuddy
"To Be Me"
Being held in the suspension of an 'old story' can often be draining and exhausting ...
"to be there and 'not know'.. is worse".
Live in a world that you create, and not one that is dictated by your past
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 and Patterns, Careers Advice, Deep and long standing communication issues, Relationship issues and many other areas. Having worked in Clinical and Risk Assessment for Employment Assistance Programs (EAP), for more than 10 years I am able to offer a service which is authentic and ethical in its practice.
I work with an Integrative approach including the Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Intercultural model's, enabling me to work at a deeper level with past and 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 Brief and Focussed or Longer-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 use the skills and understanding I gained in my work. I aim to work at a deeper level knowing what it means to be different from the hosting Culture. Through lived experience, I have insight into the difficult psychological issues that arise out of being different from the culture in which you are 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. The Counselling Space 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.
'To Be Me Counselling Service' aims to enable a safe space where Clients feel understood at a level, where they will be able to piece together the 'jigsaw puzzle'. My mission is '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
An eclectic training my theoretical integrations combine, Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Inter-Cultural practice.
Working with what you bring, using my skill-set to enable your process. I work with your inner processing enabling movement through the difficulties that have brought you here. I aim to help you integrate all parts of yourself to a space of Powerful inner strength
Visiting past experience's can help us move forward from it. Working with residue of old issues, can enable one to see 'internal scripts' and our unconscious trigges that may manifest with symptoms of anxiety. I work with patterns to facilitate the ability to manage containment and change.
Everyone has insight into their way of being. Opening this up in a non-judgmental and insightful space can be the healing needed to lay the past to rest whilst also 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 of the culture in which the Client lives and what they are 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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
As a Co-founder of ROCBaSE Ltd, (Richmond Opportunity Centre for Business and Social Enterprise), which offers a Unique Style of Business Support through a Therapeutic based 1 to1 Counselling Support. I offer Start-Up Support in 1to1 sessions where the ethos is "You Are Your Business".
I am also a Singer/Songwriter and work with 'Expressive Writing' through Poetry or Song, using this Art to creatively enable change.
From £60.00 to £85.00
Concessions offered for
My fees range between £60.00 to £85.00 per session
Lower fees are offered to low-waged and Student Counsellors
I run a 1 week cancellation policy.
Feel free to be yourself.... To Be Me.co.uk
Looking forward to meeting and working with you.
Various times are available. Please contact me by email
(The below is subject to CoVid Rules and Regulations - My Practice is Currently an Online and Telephone Service).
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.