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18th November 2018 
Home. Bobbie

Bobbie Sutton (U.K.C.P., B.P.C., F.P.C., B.A.C.P). Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor with 25 years of experience in both the public sector and private practice

Finding a way forward in your life can at times feel like a real struggle. Perhaps you are feeling stuck and unsure as to how to manage the issues you are struggling with.
You may be feeling anxious, depressed, lacking in confidence or dissatisfied and not sure as to why. Working with the support of the right counsellor and psychotherapist for you, can help to bring about the changes you are struggling to make for yourself. The experience of speaking in counselling or psychotherapy about your difficulties and gaining a better understanding of the causes can often provide a sense of relief and empowerment .
As well as a feeling of renewed optimism, working with a skilled psychotherapist offers the opportunity to find strategies for dealing with the struggles and challenges of every day life with a focus on making changes in how you live your life.

My name is Bobbie Sutton.

I am a professionally trained counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor with over twentyfive years of clinical experience. I have worked as the Clinical Director of a counselling service within an NHS trust for over 15 years, both training and supervising a team of counsellors and psychotherapists, as well as working as a counsellor, psychotherapist, and supervisor in private practice in Richmond.

For people who suffer from panic attacks and anxiety I can also offer a form of counselling called C.B.T. (Cognitive behavioural therapy) which is proven to be effective in treating anxiety. In working with CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), the psychotherapist offers techniques and strategies which aim to redress habitual and unhelpful patterns of thinking which are often outside one’s awareness. This is an aspect of psychotherapy which I am able to integrate into our work, whilst looking and working with the wider issues in your life.

I offer the opportunity to explore and work through your difficulties in a professional, safe, nonjudgemental and confidential setting.

Finding the right counsellor and psychotherapist for you can feel overwhelming when faced with so many choices. It is important to have a sense of the therapist you will be seeing before you come for your first consultation and as a sole practitioner you can feel assured of whom you will be meeting. I offer the opportunity to meet with me for an initial consultation in order to talk through your difficulties and challenges with no feeling of obligation on your behalf to continue with counselling or psychotherapy unless it feels absolutely right for you. The 25 years of experience I have gained working with a wide range of problems, symptoms and difficulties means that I am able to offer you an experience which is professional, safe and informed by the highest level of professional training. If you don’t feel comfortable about proceeding or if you require a specialised form of help which I am unable to offer, I will refer you to the right therapist for you from my extensive network of trusted professionals.
My training as a psychotherapist, which followed a career in mental health, was at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation which is located in London Bridge and is renowned as a centre of excellence, both as a counselling service and as a highly acclaimed training body. Having originally trained as a counsellor, I went on to train as a psychotherapist, also completing a post graduate training in CBT. CBT is thought to be the most effective treatment for anxiety and panic disorders by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.

As a counsellor and psychotherapist, I have extensive experience of helping people who have struggled with issues which may involve the following difficulties

  • depression
  • low self esteem
  • anxiety and panic attacks
  • bereavement
  • trauma (including childhood trauma)
  • sexual abuse
  • relationship problems
  • problems in the workplace
  • issues around identity

    Reading the remainder of my website may help to answer some of your questions or concerns about therapy. If not, you may email me via the link on the top of this page or telephone me to speak in person before proceeding. If having spoken on the phone you feel comfortable about meeting with me, the initial consultation will give you a sense of whether or not it feels right for you to work with me and for me to feedback to you the kind of help I am able to offer and whether therapy is likely to be helpful to you. You will also be given time to reflect after the session before making a decision. Starting therapy may well be the best investment you have made in your life for many years and therefore it needs to be with the right counsellor or psychotherapist for you. My practice telephone number is 020 8940 7628.
    All emails and calls are treated as confidential and will be responded to as quickly as possible.

    My counselling and psychotherapy consulting room, ( a photograph of which is available on my website by clicking on the photo on the home page) (www.counselling and psychotherapyin richmond)is situated in central Richmond, approximately five minutes walk from Waitrose and Richmond town centre and eight minutes walk from Richmond Station (District line, Overground and British Rail). It is also on the 33, 337 and 493 bus routes and parking is available close by. Counselling and Psychotherapy in Richmond is within easy access of Central London, Barnes, East Sheen, Twickenham, Wimbledon and Chiswick and is well served by public transport.