Robyn Saffer - accredited to work with adults and young people.
118 High Street
Do you feel overwhelmed? Are you finding it hard to cope? Are you stuck in a cycle wondering why the same thing keeps happening to you over and over again? Are you finding it difficult to adapt to a life changing event? Do you want to talk to someone who is non judgmental? Would you like to have an initial meeting just to see if therapy is for you before committing to more sessions? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, please get in touch.
I am an experienced counsellor accredited to work with adults and young people. I am also a psychotherapist qualified to work with children, young people and families.
I have worked with many clients where therapy has helped them to make positive and lasting changes.
I believe it is important that you feel comfortable and safe with the therapist you choose. Therefore, I offer a free of charge telephone conversation to prospective clients. This gives you the opportunity to share your reasons for considering therapy and ask any questions you might have. You and I can then decide whether it would be beneficial for you (or your child) to attend an initial counselling session. Please note I do not see young people under the age of 11 in private practice.
Alternatively, if you feel more comfortable, you can send me an email introducing yourself and asking any questions you might have.
I have worked with male and female clients across a range of ages and different cultural backgrounds, who have shared a wide range of issues. Some of the reasons clients have attended therapy are:
depression, low mood, anxiety, bereavement, overwhelming emotions, unable to function at work, miscarriage, relationship difficulties/conflicts, parenting struggles, lack of confidence/self esteem, cultural differences, caring for a sick partner/relative/friend, parents' relationship breaking/broken down, will I ever....... (e.g. meet a partner, have children), unresolved difficulties/traumas during childhood.
More information about how I work is available on my website: www.robynsaffer.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to working in private practice, I worked as a counsellor at the Harrow Women's Centre for seven years and in a primary and secondary school for the charity Place2Be for five years. More recently I have worked for Barnardos as a clinician in their psychological and emotional well being service for children and young people. In addition to working in private practice, I work as a counsellor in schools.
I studied at the Metanoia Institute and Tavistock and Portman Centre which specialise in the professional training of counsellors and psychotherapists. I have the following qualifications:
MA (Distinction) in Psychological Therapies working with Children, Young People and Families
BA(Hons) Transactional Analysis Counselling, Dip. Counselling and Certicate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
Post Graduate Certificate in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Well-Being.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor - MBACP(Accred).
I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) as a Children and Family Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Relationship Issues - including partner, family, friends
- Existential issues - will I ever............. (e.g. meet someone, have children)
- Parenting struggles - e.g. caring for children with learning difficulties, children leaving home,
- New parents - e.g. anticipation or arrival of a new baby
- Multiple births - feelings around being pregnant with more than one child, coping with the birth and parenting of multiples.
- Illness of self/friend/relative
- Feelings of isolation/loneliness
- Cultural issues (e.g. fitting in, differences)
- Children coping with separation/difficulties at home
- Adolescent stress and worries
Sessions are 50 minutes and cost £50
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client