Philippa Crunden, MBACP
Counselling in Twickenham
More about me
and my counselling practice
Firstly, I would like to say well done for starting the process of asking for help. It takes a great deal of courage to make that first step towards change. We all have difficulties in life and sometimes we need to go somewhere outside our family and friends and to work through issues with someone impartial. Counselling is not a magic wand but in my experience it can give you insight into who you really are and promote personal freedom.
My experience and qualifications
I have a postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Integrative Counselling and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I subscribe to their ethical code of practice.
In addition to my private practice, I have gained extensive experience working as a counsellor for an addictions charity. I have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the emotional trauma around addiction - both from the client's point of view and also the families and friends who struggle to support the individual. I have considerable understanding of 12 Step recovery programmes.
I also hold a postgraduate teaching degree and, prior to training as a counsellor, I worked for many years as a teacher and mentor in London secondary schools. This has given me a deep understanding and interest in the difficulties and challenges faced by adolescents today in this ever-changing world, especially now when our children are unable to attend school, sit exams, live the university life that we wanted for them and are missing the social contact so important in their developing years.
"I now have contact with my family and have turned my life around. Thank you for listening, for being kind and for never making me feel judged."
C.R. January 2020