Email: [email protected] or call m.07984 948 408, Counsellor and Psychotherapist in SW14, South West London
I now offer online video or in person sessions (my counselling room is Covid-secure). Link and booking details provided on your initial enquiry.
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 make the future so uncertain. Anxious and Depressed feelings can be lonely and frightening and affect your confidence. It may feel as though your energy to do things and make new things happen for yourself isn't there. You may find yourself keeping 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 so that together, we can find ways through it.
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 distance from others in the house, is more limited than it may ever have been.Through counselling, we will help you put your boundaries in place, support you to make yourself safer and help you increase your self-esteem.
Another important effect of the lockdown and the uncertainty since, may also be feeling that your options have been shut down and your opportunities suddenly and unfairly, cut off and limited. In counselling it helps to to work together to reshape your future plans.
I am an experienced, BACP 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 and currently offer online video/phone sessions.
At an initial session, you will be able to tell me about your reasons for coming to counselling. It may be the feelings the virus situation is highlighting or other issues 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 for help.
If you are looking for counselling at this time, Corona virus may have brought up anxieties about your life and highlighted issues that are daunting or painful. If your issues seem to be repeating, or this new difficulty is very distressing, I encourage you to share your situation in counselling for confidential professional guidance.
How I can help:
Whether you are suffering from the isolation of the virus, trauma, bullying, addiction, panic attacks, anxiety, paranoia or depression or you are at a crisis over a relationship issue, counselling gives you the chance to work through your problems in privacy. Feelings that are overwhelming or behaviours in yourself that you struggle to control can be reasons to decide to get help.
You may be feeling sad or frightened, empty inside or trapped in your own repeating thoughts, or feeling that people are against you or don't understand what it is like to be you. Corona virus may be emphasising your feelings of being unable to progress in your relationships, friendships or career, or your life in general. At some point in our lives, almost all of us need to be listened to and understood. Sometimes it takes a recent event in our lives, even like our current virus situation, to help us decide that we want to make changes.
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 am an accredited, registered member of the British Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling and have been offering affordable therapy in West London since 2004. I currently offer video-link or phone sessions from my private practice, which is in Richmond/East Sheen, London SW14. Introductory sessions are £50 for an individual and £55 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.
I currently offer video-link or phone sessions. Otherwise, I practice in a confidential, pleasant residential setting in East Sheen, SW14 near Upper Richmond Road (when it is possible to attend in person, 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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