Philippa Crunden, MBACP
Counselling in Twickenham
Face to face, video and telephone counselling appointments available
Offering private counselling from wherever you are
Counselling for individuals searching for connection and understanding
I am here to offer you counselling support to enable you to feel happier in and more accepting of yourself, cope better with life’s challenges, decrease anxiety and find a way through difficulties that you may be experiencing.
Please contact me if you feel you would like us to work together.
My sessions are face to face in my Twickenham practice, online via Zoom or over the telephone.
I have a special interest in working with individuals who have experienced estrangement from family members. I can offer support, understanding and a place to talk and be heard.
I also offer Walk & Talk therapy. Being outside in nature has been proven to have immense psychological benefits and the natural environment can create a calming backdrop to any issues you might have, sometimes making it easier to express your feelings. So if you live in the Twickenham/Teddington area and this appeals to you, please contact me.
As you travel through life, you may find that you are holding onto things that are causing you pain, leaving you unsure about how to move forward.
You may be experiencing loss, perhaps grieving the breakdown of a relationship or ruptures within the family. It may be that you or a loved one are struggling with addiction and don't know where to turn. You may be lonely, even when surrounded by those whom you love, not knowing how to fill the seemingly empty space within yourself.
Perhaps you desire change but are unsure how make this change happen. You may feel that the path you are currently on isn't the path that is bringing you happiness.
Life is a journey and sometimes, when times are difficult or distressing, we need somebody to take this journey with us to offer support and help us find new ways of moving on.
Counselling can provide that support and help you to gain insight and awareness into why you do the things you do and how to change, if change is what you desire.
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
How I work
My route into training as a counsellor came following a career as a secondary school teacher and then, later on, working in the drug and alcohol charity sector helping people to recover from addictions. My personal view of counselling is as a journey of self-exploration, where you are guided towards deepening your level of self-understanding and awareness. As your counsellor, I will walk this journey alongside you, not handing you the answers to your life but instead helping you to find them for yourself.
My working model is based on relationship since it is the relationship between you and I that may bring about change; we are in this together. I would like to work with you as you realise and become the person you were meant to be and there seems to me to be great value in this, as you become more able to trust in your own ability to make decisions and perhaps to rely less on the influence or opinions of others. I want you to prize yourself and grow as an individual, true to your beliefs and accepting of yourself.
Do make contact and talk to me either via telephone, email or using the form on my contacts page.
“I was eased into talking therapy with Philippa's gentle, non-judgmental approach. For the first time, I felt safe, heard and understood."
B.M. June 2020