Beccy Lindsay, Counsellor and Psychotherapist for individuals and couples in South West London
It can feel like a big decision to choose a therapist for counselling. I offer Introductory sessions to give you the opportunity to see what counselling with me feels like and to decide if you would like to continuing working together.
I offer sessions in person/online or as a mix. As it suits you, you can have your session on screen or in my welcoming counselling room (which meets Covid requirements). I provide you with all the booking details you need for your Introductory session.
Phone: 07984 948 408
Counsellor and Psychotherapist in SW14, South West London
I am an experienced, BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Accredited Counsellor for individuals and couples in East Sheen London SW14. I provide counselling and therapy for individuals and couples in the Richmond area and have been offering affordable support in South West London for more than fifteen years. I work in a relaxed conversational way in person or online.
At an initial session, you will be able to tell me about your reasons for coming to counselling and we will talk about the help you would like to get. An introductory session is a way to think about the changes you would like to make and find out what it is like to have a counselling session. Usually clients say that it is a relief to talk about what is on their minds and turn to counselling expertise for help.
If your issues seem to be repeating, or the new difficulties of this period are isolating and distressing, I encourage you to share your situation in counselling for confidential professional guidance.
If you suffer from Anxiety or Depression then this may have been intensified during the virus Lockdown and in the way that Covid 19 continues to bring so many kinds of loss and make the future uncertain. Anxious and Depressed feelings can be lonely and frightening and mean that you feel isolated. It can effect your energy to do things and make new opportunities happen for yourself. You may find you keep your feelings of panic or lethargy a secret or that others can't understand what it's like for you. When you feel overwhelmed it helps to share and talk about this in counselling and get professional help.
Living in a difficult or abusive relationship may also have been intensified and more unsafe during this virus period.This can apply in a couple relationship or if you are in a family or household situation that is very upsetting. For the moment, your ways of getting space from others in the house, is more limited than it may ever have been. If so, this is a good time to have experienced support in counselling.
I offer in person, online video or telephone sessions. If you don't feel comfortable to use Whereby video link from home, you can use your mobile phone instead, with or without camera. For in person sessions, my room is Covid-secure. Address or Video link details provided on your initial enquiry.
How I can help:
We begin with meeting for a 55 minute introductory session where you talk about your reasons for coming to therapy and what you would like from having it. To start with you may decide from week to week if you want a further session; after a couple of sessions, if you choose to continue, I will recommend short term or longer term counselling, but it will depend on what works for you.
My way of working is integrative; I combine training which is psychoanalytic and relational and work in a person-centred way. Although we talk about you, my style is friendly and conversational. We'll explore the issues on your mind and what they are doing to your life. We'll look at the coping strategies that you use; where they keep you stuck and where they are still useful to you. We'll work through these so that you can stop repeating in a way that harms you and help you to surface from these patterns. In our search, we'll find out about your childhood experiences and how they still weigh on you, holding you back from progressing and having the life that you hope for.
How do I start?:
The first step is to email me or call me and I will offer you an introductory session. In the introduction, we can talk about how I can help, and how you would like to take counselling forward. You may be bringing a specific problem or several difficulties that you feel that you can't overcome and you can't or don't want to cope alone with them anymore; we would talk these over in your introductory session.
Many of my clients have just taken it one session at a time for a bit, checking that they feel comfortable and motivated to continue. Some clients only want a few sessions to talk issues over, other want to do a specific set of sessions or more. In itself, deciding to have counselling is progress. You can expect to find it a relief to have someone to talk problems over with in a safe place. If you recognise any of your issues in what you have been reading, I encourage you to reach out for the counselling support that I offer.
I am experienced in helping clients with the following issues :
It is easy to book your initial appointment and does not commit you to any further sessions. Whether you have had counselling before or this is your first time, an introductory session offers you the chance to see how counselling feels so that you can decide if it is right for you.
I currently offer in person, video-link or phone sessions from my private practice, which is in Richmond/East Sheen, London SW14. Introductory sessions are £55 for an individual and £60 for a couple (concessions negotiable) and last 50 minutes. Sessions cost thereafter are individuals from £65, couples £70, concessions negotiable. To arrange an introductory session please phone the number below or on the link at the top of this page to email me. At a first appointment, we would talk about your reasons for looking for therapy. We would also talk about the changes that you want to make in your life and discuss any questions you may have about the way that the counselling would work.
If you would like to continue, we would arrange a next appointment and take it from there.
Now that the lockdown is over, you can choose to have sessions in person or on line or to have a mix. I practice in a confidential, pleasant residential setting in East Sheen, SW14 near Upper Richmond Road (a full address is provided on booking your introductory session ; it is within easy reach of the public transport listed above. During my practice hours there is open parking outside and on many of the side-streets adjoining).
Beccy Lindsay, Counsellor and Psychotherapist
BACP Accredited & Registered, UKCP Accredited Post-Grad Dip, MUPCA & CRUSE Accredited and ICO Registered
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