Who we are

Westminster Therapy Associates

Who we are
8th December 2019 
Westminster Therapy Associates
Who we are
What we can help with
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No. 6, Lower Grosvenor Place
London
SW1W 0EN
Phone: 0207 233 7852
 
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Who we are. andy

ANDY COTTOM: UKCP - CPJA

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor. Trauma Specialist.

The wide range of my life experience is reflected in the diversity of the people who come to see me for assistance with their problems and in the diversity of their reasons for seeking help.

My particular field of interest is helping men and women who have experience of violence. For many years I worked in the voluntary sector counselling people who have been affected by traumatic crime, including domestic violence and abuse and I have additional experience of helping people who have lived with the chaos of war. I am a registered trauma specialist.

For more information about me please click here, email me or telephone me on 07733 485323.


Who we are. New Jacq

JACQUELINE CRANE: MSc. UKCP reg. PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor

My approach is to work alongside my client, assisting them in making sense of their current difficulties and helping them to find clarity and a way to move forward. Coming from an Integrative approach means that I can draw from a range of therapeutic approaches. This enables me to engage with my clients in a way that will be most effective and will best suit their individual needs. Within my website you can find further information about my approach, my professional background and my training.

For more information about me please click here or telephone me on 07575 096512


Who we are. tyrone3

TYRONE OSBOURNE: FPC, UKCP, BACP,

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor

I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist providing once weekly therapy either for a short term or in an open ended arrangement. I offer a place to talk where an increased sense of self-awareness can be developed, giving greater control over actions and behaviour.

I have extensive one to one experience in a number of environments supporting children and adults who struggle with a sense of being alone with their emotional challenges. I specialise in working with substance misuse and with the effects of trauma on young people especially within Black and Ethnic Minority communities.

To find out more about me click here to visit my website or telephone me on 07538 567703. You can click here to email me directly.


Who we are. Louise 2

LOUISE PARKER: MBACP

Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Alongside my private practise I work as a volunteer in the public sector. I have experience helping people who have been affected by traumatic events and violence, including sexual abuse and domestic violence. I also work with bereavement, loss and separation.

To find out more about me please click here


Who we are. Rowena

ROWENA BELL: PG Dip. Psych. WPF; FPC

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor
I trained at WPF Therapy and offer both short term and open ended therapy for adults. I work with a wide range of issues. However, I have a particular interest in working with carers or those with partners/family members who suffer from long term physical or mental health conditions. (This includes depression, bipolar, alcoholism and other patterns of compulsive behaviour).
I have also recently completed a training in specialist psychotherapy for those who have attended boarding school.
If you would like to find out more about my practice, please click here, email me or telephone me on 07816 782 131


Who we are. Priya2

PRIYA PONNAPPA BA (London); PG Dip Psych. WPF; FPC

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

I am a qualified and experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor. This means that I am interested in trying to understand current struggles in the context of the individual’s life, both past and present. Alongside my clients, I work creatively and collaboratively so that we may together try and understand their current struggles. I am able to offer both ongoing therapy or time-limited, goal focused psychotherapy. In addition to this, I am able to provide CBT interventions for both anxiety and depression.

I have been fortunate to work, for some years, for the leading mental health charity, Mind. During this time, I have worked with a wide variety of people. What never ceases to amaze me is the resilience of the human spirit ; with the right intervention and support, I believe it is possible to bring about positive change in life.

I also have experience of working with people in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, who are keen to derive more meaning from their lives as they overcome addiction. Another area of interest is in working with people who have attended boarding school and understanding the impact of this experience on peoples’ development and ways of relating.

To contact me please click here or telephone me on 07771 484423.


Who we are. Jane

JANE MACLACHLAN: UKCP, FPC

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Bereavement Counsellor

I am a fully qualified, experienced psychotherapist and counsellor.

I offer regular long-term psychotherapy or time limited counselling to adults seeking help with a variety of issues.

Over the last ten years, I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, including:
* as a bereavement counsellor in a local hospice
* as a psychotherapist in the NHS Secondary Care Psychological Therapy Services
* as a school counsellor in a primary and secondary school

In my previous life before training as a psychotherapist and counsellor, I worked as a solicitor in the City of London and so have first hand experience of the pressures and demands that can affect those working in this type of environment.

To find out more about me please click here. To contact me either email me or telephone me on 07787 488847.


Who we are. Ari 10/2016

ARI SOTIRIOU: MBACP, UKCP, BPC, FPC

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.

I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist offering therapy in English, French and Greek.

I trained at WPF, one of the leading training centres for psychotherapists in the country. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) and I abide by their codes of ethics, standards and practices.

I work in two ways:
Short-term work of 12 sessions, where we agree at the outset on a goal that we would like to attain.
Open-ended, long-term work which allows a deeper exploration.
Both of these involve setting a regular time slot and meeting weekly for 50 minutes at an agreed time.

For more information about me click here.
To contact me email me or telephone me on 078 9999 3362


Who we are. Alessandra

ALESSANDRA JOLLIFFE: PG Dip Psychotherapy & Counselling, BA (Hons), UKCP

Integrative and Attachment based Psychotherapist.

I have worked with a wide range of clients from different cultures and backgrounds in private and NHS settings, including St Thomas Hospital and Ealing Hospital, offering support and facilitating my clients to resolve emotional issues. I work with an extensive spectrum of emotional and psychological difficulties, however I have particular experience working with childhood related issues and trauma, such as emotional and sexual abuse. Other areas of interest include bereavement, depression, family or relationship issues and those suffering from conditions such as chronic fatigue. My approach is to work alongside my client in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space. I will assist you to explore concerns and identify feelings and thoughts to better understand yourself and the choices you make. We will also reflect on how you relate to others and repeated relational patterns that may have their origins in your earliest childhood experiences and influence your interpretations in the present.

For more information about me, please click here to visit my website, telephone me on 07918 529275 or email me.


Who we are. Imogen

IMOGEN PETIT PG Dip. Psych., MBACP, FPC

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Painful events such as bereavement, relationship break-ups or job loss may make us feel out of control or hopeless. Psychotherapy and counselling offers a way of exploring our thought patterns and emotional unrest within a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor working in private practice, and also within the therapeutic team at the London Metropolitan Police. My experience means I am able to work with a wide range of issues from long-standing emotional difficulties to recent traumatic events.
I work in both a short-term counselling model (x 12 sessions) and also offer open-ended psychotherapy. I trained at WPF Therapy, one of the UK’s leading institutions for academic and clinical practice.
For more information, please click here You can also email me


Who we are. JME2

JO MERCER: BSc (Hons), PG Dip, FPC

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor

I am a fully qualified therapist and counsellor, and have worked with people from many different backgrounds. I value diversity, and seek to embody a respectful and accepting approach when engaging with areas of difference such as race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, class and age.

Before training as a therapist I worked in the creative industries, and I am experienced in working with issues of loneliness and isolation in freelance life. I also have a particular interest in working with pregnancy and motherhood, and in working with parents or carers of children with disabilities.

To find out more about me please click here or to contact me either email me or telephone me on 07732 064498


Who we are. Debbie Lewis

DEBBIE LEWIS: UKCP

Psychodynamic and integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor

I am a fully qualified counsellor and therapist and have undergone two rigorous trainings at Regent’s College and The Anna Freud Centre. I have many years of experience, working for charities, the NHS and in private practice.
As a psychodynamic therapist I am interested in how the therapeutic process can help us gain insight into our earlier relationships and experiences and how behavioural patterns from the past can impact on the here and now. The better we understand ourselves the more likely we are to be able to make better choices in our lives, leading to a sense of enhanced possibilities and greater self-knowledge and confidence.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, parenting, loss and bereavement, low self-esteem, difficulties in the work place, depression and anxiety, infertility. emotional detachment and managing life’s transitions.
Whatever you bring to our sessions I can assure you of a safe, non-judgemental environment in which we can explore your experiences and feelings.
To contact me either email me or telephone me on 07766 332 482.


Who we are. Caroline

CAROLINE BALLINGER: UKCP

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist & Counsellor

My experience has been in the NHS, working with psychotherapy patients from a variety of backgrounds and walks of life. I've also studied psychotherapy and counselling at Birkbeck, University of London, and will complete a four-year training at the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in 2020. I am registered with the UKCP as a trainee member.

I have supported people with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship problems, among other conditions, and I have an interest in working with ex-service people and with boarding school issues. My fees are based on a sliding scale depending on income, and I have some reduced-rate availability during the day for people on low incomes.

To contact me either email me or phone me on 07941 966091


Who we are. Scott

SCOTT BIAGI: UKCP

Psychoanalytic therapist

I trained at the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and have experience working in private practice and in mental health charities.

My approach is to invite you to talk about yourself, about your relationships present and past, about experiences that may have shaped your ways of being with others and dealing with frustrations and disappointments, about what gives you pleasure and makes life worthwhile. Together we will begin to see why things affect you as they do, how pressures build up and become unmanageable, and how a life without these difficulties might look.

To find out more about me click here. To get in touch please email me or leave a message on 07538 400 323.


Who we are. Andra

Dr Ruxandra Ion: MD, MSc, AsMRCPsych, BABCP

Consultant Psychiatrist and Accredited CBT Psychotherapist

I am a psychiatrist and CBT psychotherapist currently working in forensic psychiatry at St Magnus Hospital in Surrey. I previously worked for SW London and St George's MH Trust since 2002, including 9 years in the National Services for OCD and BDD at Springfield University Hospital London.

I am medically qualified and have a BSc in Psychology from Birkbeck College - University of London, and an MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy from the Metropolitan University, London. I have full accreditation as a CBT psychotherapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) and I am accredited Associate Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and General Medical Council UK.

I am experienced in treating all Anxiety Disorders, particularly Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Depression, Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as providing behavioural treatment for Developmental and Psychotic disorders in adults. I am also experienced in providing psychiatric and risk assessments.

For more information about me click here.
To contact me email me or telephone me on 07748 868982