Bobbie Sutton (B.P.C. BACP, F.P.C). Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor with 25 years of experience working in an N.H.S. Trust and private practice
At times, finding a way forward in your life can feel like a huge challenge.
You may be feeling stuck, depressed, defeated, overwhelmed or unsure as to how to manage the issues you are struggling with.
You may be experiencing high levels of anxiety as well as feeling a loss of confidence and motivation and find yourself struggling to cope with every day life.
Working with the support of the right counsellor or psychotherapist can help to bring about the changes you are struggling to make for yourself. The experience of speaking with a counsellor or psychotherapist about your difficulties and gaining a better understanding of the causes can often provide a sense of relief as well as empowerment .
As well as a feeling of renewed optimism, working with a skilled counsellor or psychotherapist can offer an opportunity to find strategies for dealing with the struggles and challenges that are currently in your life, with a focus on making changes in how you manage your difficulties and better live your life.
My name is Bobbie Sutton.
I am a professionally trained counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor with over twenty five years of experience of working as a counsellor and psychotherapist. 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.
My background is in mental health and I worked in the public sector for many years; initially as a mental health professional which I followed with further training, initially in counselling. I went on to train as a psychodynamic/ psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
For people who suffer from feelings of anxiety and panic, I can also offer a form of therapy called C.B.T. (cognitive behavioural therapy) which is proven to be effective in treating anxiety and panic disorders. In working with CBT 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 therapy which I am able to integrate into our work, whilst working with the wider issues and challenges in your life.
I offer the opportunity to explore and work through your difficulties in a professional, safe, non judgemental setting.
Finding the right therapist for you can feel quite challenging 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 (by telephone or video call) 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, confidential, safe and informed by the highest level of professional training. If you don’t feel comfortable about proceeding with therapy, or if I think you require a specialised form of help which I am unable to offer, I will try to 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 psychotherapy service and as a highly acclaimed training body. Having originally trained as a counsellor, I went on to train as a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic 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 psychoanalytic psychotherapist, I have extensive experience of helping people who have struggled with issues which may involve the following difficulties
Seeking help at times of struggle and distress can offer you a way forward in your life and mean that you are working towards feeling able to manage life’s difficulties and stresses with confidence and independence.
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 proceeding, 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 feed back to you the kind of help I am able to offer and whether counselling or psychotherapy 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 can make in your life. 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 the About Therapy 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 London, Barnes, Chiswick, Hammersmith, East Sheen, Twickenham, Wimbledon, Kingston, Teddington.
Parking is available close to my practice.
I will be constantly reviewing the situation regarding COVID-19, with an expectation to return to face-to-face work, if that works for you.
However, for clients who find it more convenient to continue work online or by telephone, I am able to offer this type of therapy.