Counsellor and Psychotherapist for individuals, couples and young people in Barnes and Richmond/East Sheen, South West London - Beccy Lindsay
Video-link and phone sessions currently available (details of both, provided on your initial enquiry).
If you suffer from Anxiety, Depression or low self-esteem, then this may have been intensified during the virus lockdown and post-lockdown period. These feelings can be distressing and isolating. It can feel as though you have lost the energy to do things and make new things happen for yourself. You may find yourself keeping your feelings of panic a secret or that others can't understand what it's like for you to feel different from people aroung you or hard on yourself. When you feel overwhelmed it can be a relief to talk about this in counselling, so that we can help you find your way through it.
Living in a difficult or abusive relationship could also be intensified and more unsafe during this period of the virus pandemic.This can apply in a couple relationship or if you are in a family or household situation that is very tense. For the moment, your ways of getting distance from others in the house, is more limited than it may ever have been.Through counselling, voicing your anxieties or depression, is a first step towards grounding yourself, being heard and putting in your own boundaries.
If you are reassessing your life now and making a new start, I offer friendly, constructive, counselling, You can currently have sessions with me on video-link or by phone. I offer individual or couple counselling, to talk over a number of issues or about specific problems you want to solve. It may be that you want to evolve ways of living through this unprecedented situation, in the best way that you can.
I offer short-term and long-term work, but some clients just take it session by session. Short-term counselling is a chance to focus on a specific issue or a selected target area. We work more in the present than in the past, understanding the triggers that disrupt your everyday experiences or set off self-destructive behaviours.
In longer-term counselling, the approach I use allows you to speak in more depth. We will explore what is going on underneath the surface for you. By understanding what the symptoms you have are caused by, counselling can help you get your life working again, at work and at home.
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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