Tonia Garrett - Counselling & Clinical Supervision. MBACP (Accredited)
Here to help if you are looking for support and someone to talk to. I offer safe, caring and confidential counselling space to talk about things that are troubling you and help you to become happier and more peaceful in your day to day life.
How Counselling / Psychotherapy Can Help...
Sometimes we just need the space to talk through difficulties and issues that are so hard to cope with. Counselling offers a confidential, private and safe space, just for us - to talk through our difficulties with someone who is empathetic and non-judgemental and who is willing to hear our story and help.
Talking things through can be helpful to release bottled up emotions. Counselling is about giving voice to our situation so that we can help to understand, unravel and release problems, working them through to find a point of resolution or acceptance. We can also become happier with ourselves, learn to nurture ourselves and grow in confidence, gaining tools to tackle our lives successfully and enjoy life again.
- Individual / Couples Therapy & Counselling Supervision
- Free Initial 30 minute session
- Reduced fees for clients on benefits / students
- Day, Evening and Weekend Appointments
- Peaceful, safe environment
- Free roadside parking
- Home Visits available
- Accredited member of the BACP
What to expect...
We can explore situations, thoughts and feelings that are making life difficult. There is no pressure to say anything that feels uncomfortable and I always work at a client's own pace - exploring what is happening now, but perhaps also reflecting on what has happened in the past as well as how to move forward for the future. Counselling sessions last up to 60 minutes and I always allow plenty of time for reflection but also time to leave the session with tools and insights to help.
My approach is very holistic, looking at various aspects of your life, thoughts, emotions and relationships - as a healer and complementary therapist I can also include a spiritual approach to problems if desired and have experience in Spiritual Life Coaching - teaching meditation, working with EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Theta Healing.
The counselling room is peaceful, quiet and welcoming - I work in Ruislip and Northwood Hills but also offer counselling home visits in surrounding areas such as Eastcote, Ruislip Manor, Northwood, Hillingdon and Uxbridge.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have nearly 20 years experience as a therapist and my initial counselling training in 2001 was over 5 years of study, as an Integrative Counsellor / Psychotherapist combining various counselling models - Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transpersonal and CBT – all different approaches to suit different clients / issues. I have extensive Couples / Relationship / Marriage Guidance experience.
- Couples / Relationship Therapy - Initial training (2006), Certificate (2013) & further Diploma (2016)
- Group Therapy - Certificate (2012)
- Integrative Supervision - Certificate (2016)
Specific training in:
* Mental Health Disorders * Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
* Eating disorders * Bereavement & Loss (including suicide)
* Drugs / Alcohol * Addiction
* Mindfulness & Meditation * Cancer Care / Terminal Illness
* Trauma * Anxiety / Depression in Young People
* Group Counselling * Couples / Relationship Counselling
* Working with vulnerable adults, children & POVA (I am DBS Checked)
I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and abide by its ethical framework.
My experience has been gained in various settings such as charities, schools, private organisations, counselling agencies and in private practice. I have many years experience managing a bereavement counselling service and team of counsellors for a charity and for a drug & alcohol agency. I currently work as a counsellor for those with disabilities and as a group counsellor for a local public school. I am a qualified complementary therapist adding to my ability to take a holistic & experienced approach to client issues (for more information about this work please visit www.healingforharmony.co.uk).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The above issues are a generalised overview of the main issues I deal with, but if you have anything that is not listed above, please feel free to contact me and we can discuss if I might be able to help.
I am a specialist in bereavement and grief counselling and can help with all areas of grief and loss, including:
* Divorce / Separation
* Pet Bereavement
* Abortion / Miscarriage
* Terminal Illness
Other areas of specialism are addictions, mental health issues & relationship therapy.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
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I offer a free initial 30 minute session (day times) to see if you feel comfortable to work with me & then...
£50 for individual counselling
£60 for couples counselling
£50 for counselling supervision
(Reduced fees offered for those on benefits / students.)
Sessions last for 1 hour and payment should be made at or before the appointment by cash, cheque or bank transfer. All sessions cancelled within 48 hours will be charged the full fee.
I offer short-term, long-term and intermittent work for individuals, couples and groups and counselling supervision.
My contact details are:
Telephone: 07958 338990
Taking the step to seek help is a bold and courageous step and it is important to find the right person to offer the support you need. Please feel free to call me to discuss your needs first to see if you feel comfortable enough to meet with me before making any commitment.
I am based in Ruislip, Middlesex (HA4). There are excellent tube links via the Metropolitan, Piccadilly and Central Line and various bus routes. If you wish to come by car there is ample free parking.
- Also registered with Therapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9am to 9pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|