Monica Balggan South and West London Counselling and Psychotherapy

Professional Counselling services for Twickenham, Richmond, Teddington & Hounslow

A warm welcome to my website. As a counsellor based in Cranford in the London Borough of Hounslow and Twickenham in the London Borough of Richmond in South West London I offer you an opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings in a nurturing and safe space, where you can explore the difficulties you are currently experiencing and draw on your inner resources to feel empowered and in control of your lives.

Whether you have had counselling before or not, I provide clear boundaries of what to expect and how I work with you. My services include short term, long term and open ended therapy with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life.

My aim is to provide therapy in confidential and non-judgemental environment.


I can work with a wide range of difficulties including issues related to:
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Work problems
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Low self-esteem and low self-confidence

    Please text or call 07505 098188 or Click here to email me for any further information

    Are you feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed?

    Does life feel generally out of balance?

    Perhaps you are out of alignment and just need a little help right now.

    If so then Counselling and Psychotherapy services could be right for you.

    From time to time we all face stressful and challenging situations, where our usual strategies of talking to a friend or family member is not enough and we need professional support. Taking some time out to reflect in order to work through these issues with a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist can be very helpful. Counselling can help you explore and understand your feelings in a safe environment.

    "Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud." Herman Hesse


    I provide friendly and supportive Counselling and psychotherapy services in Cranford TW5 and Twickenham TW14. It's within easy reach of Teddington, Richmond,Hampton, Kingston, Hounslow, Osterely, Feltham, Chiswick, Brentford, Isleworth, Hayes, Uxbridge and Bedfont.

    If you would like to know more about counselling or psychotherapy then you can visit British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


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    Finding the right therapist for you

    The relationship between counsellor/psychotherapist and client is the most important contributor to therapy. When we decide, perhaps after much hesitation, that we need to talk to a therapist about our personal problems, what matters most is that we feel comfortable talking to them about anything, even the truly difficult things about ourselves or others.

    In order for therapy to take place, you must feel able to talk openly to the therapist and have a sense of a good enough connection with him or her. That's why, more than my skills and qualification gained through my training, I trust my ability to reach out to you in distress and begin to make a therapeutic relationship. I believe that this relationship will support and encourage you to develop self awareness and find your way to a calmer and more hopeful place.

    I provide a supportive environment with complete confidentiality and abide by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist code of ethics


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    About me

    I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in West London. I work with individuals from all walks of life, with different emotional needs and issues.

    I view counselling as a collaborative way of working with you. We work together in a confidential and non judgemental space to explore and unravel some of your current difficulties and move towards identifying necessary changes that will move you towards a less distressing place, where you can begin to live your life to the full.

    My professional training included a variety of therapeutic approaches which include psychodynamic, humanistic, gestalt and many others and I use integrative model in my work to suit each client's individual needs.

    Being a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) I fully adhere to its code of ethics.

    You can view my profile on Counselling Directory
    You can view my registration on BACP register


    Our Initial Conversation

    Once you have decided to try counselling, you might feel anxious about your first session. Taking the first step to make a decision to get help and address the issues takes courage and is very commendable. Knowing what to expect during your first session should help you feel more relaxed about your initial conversation.

    I believe that the relationship between the therapist and the client is a crucial factor in order for counselling to be effective. Our first session is an opportunity for us to meet, for you to share what has brought you to counselling and what your expectations are. I can also answer any questions that you may have.

    Counselling and Psychotherapy is effective when trust is the foundation of the therapeutic process.


    If you're happy to go ahead after our initial conversation, we will then enter into a therapeutic working alliance that is normally structured around weekly sessions, each session will be for 50 minutes.

    There is no specific number of sessions that you have to sign up for. Some people require short term therapy and others work long term, how long we work together is entirely dependent on what you feel you need and is something we will decide together.


    "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Anais Nin


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    Charges

    Face to face: 50 minutes session
    I offer appointments during the day and evenings, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

    Fees:
    Initial meeting: £30 for a 50 minutes session
    Individual session: £40 for daytime and £50 for evenings

    Payment:
    Payments are due before or at the end of each session.


    Worried about costs?

    If you are on low income and are worried that counselling may not be affordable for you, get in touch to see if I can help. I have a limited number of sessions available at a reduced rate.

    Please contact me on 07505098188 or Click here to email me to arrange a time to discuss your counselling needs.


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