Thea de Ringh Counselling and Walk and Talk therapy in South London parks
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Counselling can be helpful when you've reached a point where you feel unable to cope and you need to release some stress or trauma; maybe everyday tasks start to feel overwhelming. Perhaps your life and/or personal relationships seem stuck and you realise that something needs to change.
I offer safe and confidential support and I can help you explore your past or present difficulties. This will enable you to feel more in control of your life again. I can help provide clarity on which choices you want to make in your life. Counselling can increase your self-esteem and self-awareness. This will give you the strength and courage to face the future. Negative experiences and relationships from the past can have a huge impact on your present life. My aim in the counselling sessions is for you to become more aware of these influences and patterns in order to break free from them. It is important that you do this at a pace which you are comfortable with once you are ready to do so. You can make better use of the past by learning from it and by letting go of it. Use this learning to improve your life.
I work with many different types of personal problems that people may face in life and I am particularly experienced in alcohol counselling. I can support you if you want to cut down or stop drinking.
About Walk and Talk (Outdoor) Therapy:
The only difference between counselling and Walk and Talk therapy is that the session is conducted outside whilst walking. Some people may become anxious when confronting something difficult in a traditional seated, face to face interaction. Walking and being in nature might make you feel more relaxed and make the session more productive. The simple act of walking while doing therapy can create an environment of possibility and change. We will walk at a pace that suits you, we can sit down on a bench if you want or have the session in the room if weather conditions are not good. Streatham Common is a beautiful location for walking.
I also offer outdoor counselling in the following parks: Dulwich Park, Crystal Palace Park, Tooting Common, Clapham Common, Brockwell Park or other park in the vicinity of Streatham.
I am fluent in the English, Dutch and Frisian languages.
My home based practise is located opposite Streatham Common, 5 minutes from buses on Streatham Highroad and close to Streatham and Streatham Common train stations.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Social Work 1989
- Camden City Islington & Westminster Bereavement Service volunteer training 2000
- Croydon Alcohol Counselling Service volunteer training 2000
- Certificate in Systemic Theory Tavistock Centre 2001
- Observation of Family Therapy Tavistock Centre 2002
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling Central School of Counselling Training 2002
- Accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy 2005
- Attachment Theory course Wimbledon Guild 2008
- Cognitive Behaviour Course Wimbledon Guild 2009
Prior to my training as Psychotherapist, I worked for 12 years as an Adult Social Worker. In my Social Work years, I worked with a wide variety of clients: adults with (mental)health problems, disabilities, dementia, the elderly, carers, learning difficulties and the homeless. I worked in the community, residential homes, hostels and hospitals.
I came to London in 1989 to work with the homeless and am originally from the Netherlands.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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Walk and Talk Therapy
My fees are 40 pound per session and I offer some concessions for those on low income.
Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually weekly or fortnightly, for long or short periods.
I offer home visits if you are unable to leave your home due to (mental)health problems.
If you have any questions just give me a call or send me an email.