Welcome to South West London Counselling...

Thank you for consulting my site.  I am an approachable integrative counsellor/psychotherapist, based in Richmond, TW9. accessible for Surrey or South West London residents.

I believe that we each hold the key answers within, yet sometimes we feel unable to connect with our true self and move forward. Perhaps your coping strategies are no longer effective, leaving you feeling stuck.  Therefore turning to therapy may prove insightful as you begin to understand yourself better and recognise how things may be approached differently.

I work by blending Humanistic, Psychodynamic, CBT and T.A. theories allowing for a unique blend adapted to each individual client and their specific needs.  I have gained valuable experience in a varied range of issues, through working as a volunteer for several mainstream charities, including RB MIND, RCPS and Brent Bereavement Services. 

I now work in private practice offering a caring, yet flexible approach, trusting and believing in the ability of a client to find their path.  I maintain a keen interest in self esteem and inner confidence, depression (see depression article), anxiety, relationships and how to salvage them using greater communication skills, as well as separation or divorce issues, (see article), (one to one only).  I also work with feeling a loss of direction, from new graduates through to the retired looking at creating change in your life, with many years experience in the delicate area of bereavement, additional areas are listed below.

I personally believe that the process of therapy encourages welcome change.  Feeling heard and having your story validated enables one to recognise what we feel we need from life, how to cope in the face of adversity, or how to achieve a different outcome. Gaining insight as a result of therapy facilitates one to feel more positive and less overwhelmed.

My Life-Coaching skills encourage motivation as clients recognise that destiny is not simply a matter of chance, but more about challenging limiting beliefs. There is also an option of setting reachable attainable goals, should a client wish to.

I work from two offices in RICHMOND, Surrey, TW9, from a G.P's Practice, as well as a comfortable grade II listed building, both located in the centre of town, respectively 4  and 8 minutes from the Richmond mainline and tube stations.  If travelling by bus, the bus stop is "George Street", giving easy access for both Surrey and South West London residents.

 

Type of Counselling and Contract available:

  • Face to Face Counselling
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Short or Long Term Contracts  -   tailored to suit busy schedules.
 
•  Maybe you could benefit from taking time out to concentrate on self?
•  Making an important life transition or feeling blocked?
•  Perhaps you simply wish to feel happier, more focused, less anxious?

You are most welcome to attend an initial assessment "without obligation" in order for us to meet one another to establish whether the counselling match will suit. I will take a brief background history and advise on how we may work together, as well as answer any questions you may have.  Alternatively, I would be happy to confidentially discuss any pre-assessment queries either by telephone, or respond to your email. 

Perhaps you have been considering therapy for a while and have been puting it off.  Possibly you feel guilty taking time out for self, and yet Therapy can prove to be an important step to good self care. It may feel daunting  making that first contact, yet afterwards you may feel a sense of relief.........you are welcome to call today, to find out whether therapy may be of help to you.
 

Other areas of interest:

Abuse, Affairs and betrayals, Ageing, Anger Issues and Anger Management, Generalized Anxiety, Bereavement, Grief & Loss, Bullying, Divorce, coping/re-establishing equilibrium both pre and post Divorce, Depression, Existential dilemmas, Low confidence, transitioning from Academia to the Working World, Enpowerement, Salvaging a Relationship/Communication issues, (one to one only)  Shyness, Post-natal depression, Menopause, Mid-life Crisis for Men and Women, Recovering from a stroke Termination/Miscarriage, Fear of childbirth, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Stress, Work related issues and Work-Life balance etc.