Phoebe Fuller BACP(Sr Acc): individuals and couples
Kingston Upon Thames
(020) 8546 0820 / 0782 540 9431
Arranging to see a counsellor/psychotherapist can be a daunting prospect. However it can be really helpful to talk, explore and try to understand what's troubling you with someone who has nothing to do with the rest of your life and who can help bring perspective, offer support and, hopefully, some clarity. I have over 30 years clinical experience, have worked in a variety of settings as well as private practice and offer both short-term contracts as well as open-ended longer term work.
I see individuals as well as couples who want to come together to talk about their relationship.
we all want to be loved and cherished and naturally seek close, intimate bonds with one another. However relationships can be difficult, confusing and complex at times causing us enormous emotional pain.
A couple could wish to address issues such as: strengthening their closeness to one another, managing a time of crisis or life transition, exploring repetitive "stuck" conflicts and disharmony or reconsider their commitment to each other.
Couple counselling offers the opportunity to explore these difficulties in a safe, supportive setting. Ensuring each person's perspective is heard the aim is to facilitate exploration and understanding of difficulties as they are now, as well as considering the context and history of where they may have come from.
Couple counselling sessions tend to be more structured than in individual therapy and aim to:
-improve communication,empathy and mutual listening skills.
-enhance and deepen understanding of current difficulties in the context of each individual's personal history.
-develop strategies to manage conflict better.
-re-emphasise the importance of enjoyment and pleasure time within the relationship.
-strengthen and improve intimacy.
equally, couples may also wish and decide that the best way forward for them is to separate. In this case relationship counselling can provide a safe, supportive setting to explore and understand this process and manage it in as constructive a way as is possible.
I have worked with people (individuals and couples) bringing issues such as:
- difficulties in relationships
- family difficulties
- bereavement and loss
- stress, anxiety
- low self-worth and depression
- work related difficulties
- food and eating disorders
- sexual difficulties or issues around orientation
- sexual abuse in adult or childhood
- helping people cope with serious illness
- helping people cope with the aftermath of sudden, unexpected traumatic events
- confusion,distress, uncertain what the problem is but want to talk to someone neutral and who is separate from the rest of their lives.
The first meeting is always a no commitment opportunity for us to decide whether or not we want to work together.
I practice from premises near Ham Parade, off the Richmond Road, between Kingston and Richmond and close to the 65 bus route. Free parking available. My practice room is on the ground floor and easily accessible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 30 years clinical experience. I completed a diploma in 1987 was first accredited in 1990 and was awarded Senior accreditation status in 2003. I went on to register as a once and twice weekly psychodynamic psychotherapist in 2004. I have worked in a number of different settings with a wide range of people from different backgrounds, of different ages and presenting with very different concerns. Earlier in my career I did training and practice in systemic family therapy and couple work which, along with the wide ranging experience I've had has led me to develop an integrative approach in my work. I completed a transpersonal diploma in couple counselling and psychotherapy in 2016 which has further enhanced my couple work.
I have worked in community mental health for 7 years, with staff and students in the health service also for 7 years, 3 years working as a student counsellor in further and higher education and 1 year working with "older" people. I've also spent 12 years working with a whole range of employees from different companies throughout the UK.
I started private practice in 1993 and have always enjoyed offering this alongside my other roles.
I have 12 years experience of telephone counselling/psychotherapy and can offer this, when appropriate, as an alternative to face-to-face counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Individual sessions: £55 - 60
Couple sessions: £95 for first and subsequent session.(1st session lasts 1hr 30 , subsequent sessions between 1hr and 1hr 15 m)
Telephone sessions: £50
I offer daytime Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday mornings.
Subject to availability, evening appointments on
Mondays and Wednesdays, and currently, early evening (5/5.30)Tuesdays.
I offer an initial, no commitment meeting, to enable both myself and clients to decide whether or not we wish to work together.
I practice from premises near Ham Parade, just off the Richmond Road, the A307 between Kingston and Richmond and close to the 65 bus route.
Parking is freely available.
My practice room is on the ground floor and easily accessible.
(020) 8546 0820 / 07825 409431
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available in the daytimes from Monday to Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Subject to availability, I can offer evening appoints. Mondays, Wednesdays and early eve. on Tuesdays. (5.30)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|