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Elspeth helps her clients to make sense of distress in the light of past experience and behaviour. and aims to bring about positive change. An important part of her philosophy is to create a warm and empathic framework in which clients can explore and develop insight. She works with her clients using dynamic, humanistic and existential principles.
Elspeth has a first degree from the University of East Anglia, an MA from the University of Sussex and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University. As well as her private practice she has experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist at St George's Hospital Medical School and as a counsellor at an H.M. Prison. Before becoming a psychotherapist she was a psychologist in the advertising industry, working on international brand campaigns. She is a member of the BACP.
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Chiswick W4 - Helen Batten
Helen works with her clients to explore, understand and find greater meaning in their lives. She believes our past informs our present and determines our feelings about the future. Often painful experiences can prevent us from being truly ourselves. Using psychoanalytic and existential approaches she aims to open up her clients' experience in order to better understand who they really are and what they might become, and form better relationships with their partners, colleagues and family. Central to her way of working is the creation of a unique and strong relationship with her clients.
Alongside her private practice, Helen works as a psychotherapist in a GP surgery. Her previous experience includes working for charities as a general counsellor and in bereavement. Her first degree was from Cambridge. After a career as a television producer/director at the BBC and as a writer she trained at Roehampton University as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. She is a member of the BACP.
Wimbledon SW19 - Geraldine Dawes
Geraldine's aim is to provide a safe and collaborative environment for clients to become aware of, confront and experience difficult and painful feelings that may be overwhelming in their present lives. This can reduce confusion and help the individual see things from a different perspective thus enabling choices to be made. By working with what each client presents, she believes in keeping dialogue open rather than seeking to explain or diagnose. Geraldine has been professionally trained at Roehampton University, gaining a BSc (Hons) and Post Graduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy. Her training included humanistic, psychoanalytic and existential ways of working which has involved extensive practice and palliative care training in an NHS hospital and with Cruse bereavement care.
Her experience also encompasses working with adolescents in a college setting and general counselling. She is a member of the BACP and the Surrey Trauma Support Service. Some of the major issues she is familiar with include: anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, eating disorders, learning disorders
Fulham SW6 - Joanna Green
Joanna ia an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist based in central Fulham. In her practice she uses a thoughtful approach which takes into account each individual's particular needs, drawing on her training in the main schools of psychodynamic, existential and humanistic psychotherapy. She works from a relational perspective, paying close attention to what is happening within the therapeutic relationship as a means to understanding other relationships and patterns in the client's life.
Joanna has a post-graduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy from Roehampton University. She is committed to continued professional development and intends to pursue research interests at Roehampton in the future.
She also holds a certificate in counselling from WPF Therapy, one of the leading psychoanalytic training institutions in the UK and is an accredited Bereavement counsellor through her work and training at Cruse Bereavement Care.
Clapham SW4 - Maggie Knottenbelt
Maggie is an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor who provides a confidential, safe and calm environment for the client to explore their issues. She works with a range of approaches depending on the client’s needs, often helping clients understand the origins of their problems, thinking about present issues and considering the impact on the future.
Maggie currently combines her private practice with work as a psychotherapist at St Thomas Hospital. She has also worked as a counsellor in a London Council and as a psychotherapist in a day drop-in centre.
Maggie is professionally trained and fully qualified. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University, following a certificate in Counselling from Lambeth College. Her first degree was from Oxford University and later she earned an MBA from INSEAD Business School. She worked in brand management and then as a management consultant in a city firm.
Wimbledon SW19 - Ann Laungani
Ann is committed to working collaboratively with people on whatever they choose to bring to the counselling space and aims to explore with them their specific needs for counselling and ways of improving their health. She practices with reference to humanistic, psychodynamic and existential ideas in the context of each client's lifestyle, culture, values and goals.
Ann's career has included nursing, health visiting, nurse teaching and health service management. She has also worked with professional organisations to use patient/carer perceptions to servers to make improvements. Ann has an Msc in Public Service management from South Bank University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University.
In her experience as a counsellor with NHS staff , in an employee health setting, she has worked with clients who have brought issues such as loss and bereavement, physical and emotional ill health, depression, post-natal depression, stress, anxiety, traumatic relationships and life changes.