Warm, Respectful, Compassionate Therapy
 

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Soren Kierkegaard

 

About Therapy

There are many different reasons why people seek therapy. You may be experiencing a sense of stuckness, a lack of direction, or turmoil in your life. Perhaps you are struggling with change or a lack of balance, or living with depression, anxiety or stress. You may have suffered a trauma, loss, illness or separation. Feelings of confusion, hopelessness, fear, anger or despair may seem overwhelming.

Whatever your reasons for coming to therapy, I will meet you with compassion and empathy, welcoming you into a safe and confidential space, in which to explore your thoughts and feelings and to reflect upon your own experience of life and the world.

 

About Me

I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor, working within my own private practice in The Groves area of New Malden. Previous therapeutic roles include counselling within a GP practice, Borough Council and in local schools. Between 2010 and 2018, I worked as a mentor for students with mental health and learning difficulties, for the Disability and Dyslexia Department of Kingston University. Most recently, from 2019 to 2021, I held the role of Clinical and Practice Manager at Help Counselling in Notting Hill; a mental health charity and trainee placement, offering low cost counselling for the local West London community.

 

As a therapist, my clients include children, adolescents, families, adults and couples. I also run therapy groups organised around specific issues including parenting, menopause, loss, separation and divorce. I offer supervision for both qualified and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists and also for those working in a pastoral, teaching or support role. I work one to one and with groups, both privately and within an organisational setting. 

 
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I am an Integrative Relational therapist and my training and approach draws upon a range of different Humanistic therapies including Gestalt, Person Centred and Existential, as well as Attachment and Mindfulness based approaches.

 

With children and where appropriate with adolescent and adult clients, I may incorporate the Expressive Arts. This gentle, creative and often playful form of therapy, entails meeting each client where they are in the moment and may involve the use of art materials, clay, sand tray, music, poetry, creative writing, games, puppets and movement.   

I recognise the significance of context and so when working with younger clients, I appreciate the importance of the family setting and relationships with parents, siblings etc. With this in mind, we may work towards bringing other family members in to the work, in order to best support and enhance learning, growth and change. This work is done only with the full support of the client and with absolute respect for the boundaries of confidentiality.

 

In family counselling, I offer a mutually developed and boundaried, bespoke therapy, where I act as both therapist and facilitator, offering a safe holding environment for all participants.  

 

When working with couples, it is the relationship rather than either individual that becomes the client and I work to achieve a balance that supports both parties equally.   

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I am a qualified and experienced clinical and organisational supervisor, having trained with the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD London). My way of working  encompasses the Seven-Eyed Model and I favour a creative approach, which is holding and offers a healthy balance between challenge and support, with the aim of helping the individual to develop their own internal supervisor. 

I have been a mentor since 2010, initially within a university setting and now both privately and within organisations, where I take a supporting, advisory or consultancy role in one to one and group work, with adults, teams and young people.

 

I have over 15 years experience of working in the field of parenting, having originally cut my teeth at Netmums.com, where I was an expert contributor to two parenting books: 'The Ultimate Baby and Toddler Q&A' and 'You and Your Tween' in addition to working as a senior parent supporter. I take a non critical, collaborative approach to my work with parents, working with individual families and also offering specialised advice and support for larger groups. 

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Weekly therapy session prices 

Adults - £65

Young People - £70

Families and Parent Support - £75

Couples - £80

Groups - Prices upon request.

Online sessions take place via Zoom. I hold a limited number of reduced rate sessions for exceptional circumstances and am happy to discuss

this with you.

Supervision session prices:-

One to One - £65

Group Supervision - Prices upon request

Mentoring/Consultancy - Prices upon request

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For me, a significant factor in the success of counselling is the quality of the therapeutic relationship. Speaking to someone for the first time can feel difficult, even frightening and it's important that you find the right therapist for you. Please feel free to contact me by phone, text, email, or by using the link below, whichever feels more comfortable for you. 

Email :- crissyduff@counsellinginsurrey.net

Phone :- 07554 180 060

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