Do you feel helpless and hopeless and unable to see a way through?
Is your heart pounding, are you sweating and feeling panicky?
Are you constantly feeling uneasy, worried or fearful?
Are you overwhelmed, struggling to cope?
Perhaps you find yourself avoiding people, places or activities you used to do or enjoy, or having difficulty functioning at work or home?
You may not even remember or know what caused this change, however you know you want things to be better. Let me help you…
I’m Therese, an integrative relational therapist. The heart of my approach is to develop a strong, non-judgemental, therapeutic relationship with you to enable your personal growth and positive change.
I use a variety of tools and evidenced based techniques and therapeuic approaches that will support you to understand yourself, the issues impacting your life today, and how you can get to living your life the way you want and deserve.
I work in collaboration with you – your goals are my goals - we will be on this journey together.
To ensure you receive the most appropriate, cost effective and ethical therapeutic treatment I can offer, I’ll undertake an assessment with you to get a baseline measure of where you are now, to determine and discuss the most appropriate therapy options with you.
If your assessment suggests* the symptoms you have may indicate the possibility of PTSD or complex PTSD, I will use trauma-focused therapy that meets NICE** guidelines for working with trauma. Therapy will include psychoeducation so you can understand what's happening to you; strategies to manage your emotions, thoughts and behaviour; safety planning and help to overcome avoidance and support low mood so you can re-establish adaptive functioning for your work and social life. The number of sessions will be determined by your personal circumstances and the severity of the symptoms you are experiencing.
I have received formal training to use the evidence-based therapeutic processes I use and tend to use a minimum of 3 processes with my clients to they achieve maximum benefit. All I ask is for your commitment to do the work needed to help you move forward in your life for the better. You will gain new strategies, tools and techniques that you will be able to use beyond working with me.
I provide short and long-term therapy for adults and young people. Options for delivery are: Zoom, WhatsApp or face-to-face in Twickhenham, Richmond and the surrounding areas subject to room booking availability. Depending on Covid-19 lockdown rules face-to-face sessions will resume in Twickenham area as soon as possible.
I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation as an opportunity for you to:
* give an overview of your situation
* explore how I can help you
* determine if you want to work with me
If you do, then we will schedule your first session.
* I do not diagnose PTSD/CPTSD, however assessments used may indicate symptoms could potentially relate to these disorders
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Traumatology and PTSD (ongoing)
- Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
- Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring
- Trauma Informed Expressive Arts in Play Therapy and Counselling with Young People
- Level 2 Counselling Skills
- Level 7 MA Strategic Human Resource Management
- Level 7 CIPD Advanced Dip Learning and Development
- Certificate in Education - Adult & Community (equivalent to DTLLS for adult teaching & training)
Trauma focused for PTSD and Complex PTSD
Emotion Regulation for Trauma & PTSD
Cognitive behavioural CBT for trauma
Cognitive Processing Therapy CPT
Imagery Rescripting & Reprocessing Therapy IRRT for childhood abuse
Prolonged Exposure Therapy
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
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Sessions are currently: face-to-face and online
Free 15 minute initial telephone conversation
First two sessions 90 minutes for assessment purposes
All other sessions 60 minutes
£80 Twickenham, Richmond and surrounding areas
Call or email me for my availability
Please contact me to find out available appointment times.