Counselling and Therapy

Therapeutic Approach:

I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist.  My approach is flexible so that it can be adapted to your needs.  I work relationally, which means that, through the therapeutic relationship, you are encouraged to explore and understand how early experiences and past relationships impact on your present difficulties. In order to access emotional pain and past traumatic experiences trapped in the body I sometimes use a more mindful approach focused on the body in addition to traditional talking therapies. Of special interest to me is how unresolved and traumatic experiences can be healed and transformed by a greater integration of the mind and body.

I work in private practice in West London and belong to a group practice based in the Waterloo area.

In my practice, I see individuals on short and long term contracts.

My experience includes working with low moods, anxiety, stress, bereavement, relationship difficulties, abuse, identity issues, low self-esteem and diagnosed mental health conditions such as eating disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), General Anxiety Disorders and depression.

In addition to my private practice, I am also a counsellor in the volunteer sector and provide long term counselling for various mental health issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorders.

Training:

I trained at Regents University in London and hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

My training also includes Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which is a body centered approach focusing on trauma.

Professional Affiliations:

I am registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (MBACP) and I abide by their Code of Ethics.

Languages Spoken:

English and French

 

For an appointment please call +44(0)7879 632 670

or email Virginia@West5Counselling.com