Psychotherapy and Counselling in Ealing Broadway W5 2NR
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I am an experienced,approachable psychotherapist based in a central location in Ealing Broadway. I offer both short term counselling and more in depth, long term psychotherapy.
Issues I work with include anxiety, depression, stress, anger, relationship concerns, panic attacks, OCD, phobias, emotional abuse, family and work concerns, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders, lack of confidence, concerns with sexual identity and many more.
If you have concerns or worries, are feeling anxious, stressed or depressed or feel the need to talk to someone, I offer a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space where we can work together to address your needs, explore your concerns and develop ways to make changes. Working with a counsellor or psychotherapist can help you see things in a new perspective and give support through difficult times. A professional therapist can reflect an objective view that is not always possible with friends and family. Seeking outside support can feel daunting and initially it may take courage but it can be the first step to a more fulfilling life. Sometimes clients come, not because they have major concerns but because they want to have a better understanding of themselves and a place where they can reflect.
My practice in Ealing Broadway, is accessible to many areas in West London, including Ealing, Acton, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Hanwell, Northfields, Kew, Isleworth, Richmond, Shepherds Bush, Perivale, Greenford, Hounslow and Brentford. It is based in an ideal location if you are looking for a counsellor in West London.
I have successfully worked with clients from all walks of life, bringing many different issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, anger issues, stress, bereavement and loss, relationship concerns, problems with work or family, low self esteem, lack of confidence or self worth, trauma or general feelings of unease or isolation.
My Location for Counselling and Psychotherapy in Ealing Broadway W5 2NR
My practice is centrally located in Ealing Broadway W5 2NR. It is directly opposite Ealing Broadway tube station in the heart of Ealing. There are excellent transport links (bus, underground and overground) to surrounding areas including Hanwell, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Brentford, Hounslow, Kew, Northolt, Perivale, Richmond, Ruislip, Southall, Greenford, Shepherds Bush and Acton. In addition to public transport there are several car parks nearby including Springbridge Road and Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre. The location is ideal if you are looking for counselling in Ealing, Acton or surrounding areas.
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My Approach to Psychotherapy and Counselling
As an Integrative Psychotherapist I aim to meet the unique needs of each individual. The same approach does not suit every client and therefore I draw on concepts from humanistic, person-centred, psychodynamic and existential frameworks. More importantly, I work in partnership with my clients and consider that mutual trust and respect are paramount. My aim is to provide a space where you can feel safe, respected, listened to and heard. This is vital if psychotherapy and counselling are to be effective and if meaningful and long lasting change is to take place. Psychotherapy is not about giving people solutions and telling them what to do, it is about working together in order to work out the underlying processes and issues that need to be uncovered and addressed for change to take place . It takes commitment and courage on the part of the client and it may not always be easy but ultimately can make a really positive difference, leading to a more rewarding way of living.
I work with individuals, adults and young people, and offer both long and short term counselling sessions. Sessions are for 50 minutes and in most cases take place at the same time each week. I am available during the day, including Saturdays, and in the evenings.
Contact me via the email link, by phone or text 07762138014 if you are feeling anxious, stressed, depressed or have relationship difficulties or other concerns and are looking for a counsellor in Acton, Chiswick or Brentford or a psychotherapist in Ealing or West London.
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What is Integrative Psychotherapy?
There are many different approaches to psychotherapy and all approaches can be successful to a greater or lesser extent. The Integrative model is not an eclectic approach but looks at the common factors, across different theoretical stances, that indicate a successful outcome for clients. Research shows that the single most important factor for a successful outcome for therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist. The relationship needs to be based on trust and confidentiality, enabling the client to feel safe, listened to and respected. It is through the safety of the relationship between client and therapist that the process of change emerges. It is this concept underpins the Integrative model.
In addition to this, the Integrative model sees a sense of well being arising from an integrated sense of self whereby emotional, cognitive, behavioural, somatic, social, cultural aspects are all taken into consideration, and all the different aspects of the self are acknowledged and respected.
My Experience as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor
I completed my post-graduate training at Metanoia Institute which has an international reputation. I continue to keep abreast of current developments through regular CPD workshops, seminars and lectures.
I have extensive experience of working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds, bringing many different concerns,including stress, relationship issues, lack of confidence, anger issues, anxiety and depression. In addition to my private practice I have worked in many settings including the psychotherapy department of a London teaching hospital, charitable institutions, organisations for young people and adolescents and within mainstream and special school settings.
I have also had experience of working within a Mental Health Trust.
Prior to Becoming a Counsellor and Psychotherapist
I have a background in psychology, a subject that has been a life long interest of mine and the subject of my first degree. Prior to my training as a counsellor and psychotherapist I worked for many years in the field of education, working with children and young people with learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties, including anxiety, depression, early trauma and problems with relationships.
Through this experience I gained an understanding of the importance of early development and, in particular, the impact early experiences can have on later life. It also gave me a profound belief in human resilience and a strong belief in our capacity for change.
I am confident that my life experience beyond the psychotherapeutic setting has enriched my practice and my understanding of the many difficulties we may face in life.
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Feeling Unsure About Seeking Counselling or Psychotherapy?
Some people are worried that seeing a psychotherapist implies something negative about themselves and is in some way shameful or a sign of weakness. Sometimes people feel ashamed or uncomfortable about seeing a counsellor in case it implies something negative about themselves. However, far from this, I believe it demonstrates the ability to take care of oneself in a very positive way.
Few of us hesitate to seek medical help when we have physical symptoms and we tend to encourage those close to us to do the same. It is just as important to take care of our emotional and mental well-being and to seek professional help if we are depressed, anxious, stressed or worried about what is happening in our lives. It can be the first and most important step towards a better future.