20 Lonsdale Road
Patricia Boles (MBACP)
Are you suffering from stress, depression, persistent, anxious thoughts? Perhaps you have family or relationship problems or anger issues? Or you are going through a major life transition, a divorce, a redundancy or there are issues relating to aging or a bereavement. It may be difficult to talk to friends or family as they may not know what to say, you fear they may judge you, or you don't want to burden them.
My approach is not to give advice or to judge, but to offer a calm, supportive, confidential space where we can explore your difficulties, alleviate negative thoughts, patterns and behaviours, and enable you to achieve a happier, more satisfying life. I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Being an integrative counsellor means I can draw on a number of therapeutic approaches and find the best and most appropriate way to work with you.
I offer short-term counselling, (up to twelve weeks) and longer, open-ended work, depending on your needs. You can call me on 07980 599420 or contact me by email shown at the top of this page and arrange to meet.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Middlesex and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Minster Centre.
I have a particular interest in managing a balance between life and work, and stress and emotional wellbeing in the workplace. Prior to becoming a therapist,I had a successful career in advertising and marketing, and have experience and understanding of working in a challenging, deadline-led environment. Aside from my private practice, I work with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust at St Mary's hospital in Paddington as a staff counsellor, in their staff stress management service, dealing with issues both personal and related to the workplace.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual counselling once weekly: A sliding scale from £80 per session depending on location and time of day.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Degree level competency in French|
Types of client