My name is Jennifer Levy and I am a Psychotherapist & Counsellor providing both short- and long-term therapy to adult individuals in East Twickenham, Teddington and the surrounding areas of Richmond & West London. I also offer counselling online, using Zoom.
We all experience times of difficulty in our lives, when events or relationships feel overwhelming, or we can feel a loss of direction or purpose. Talking to a trained professional helps us make sense of those challenging times and offers a way through them, moving towards a better understanding of ourselves and our feelings.
I work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, coming to me with a diverse range of problems. As a fully-qualified Psychotherapist &Counsellor I am a member of the British Association of Counselling Psychotherapy, and Accredited by the UKCP. I abide by their code of ethics.
Making the decision to see a Counsellor is a big step to take – but it can be a positive one. Please read on to find out more about how I could help you.
What issues can Psychotherapy & Counselling help with?
People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:
-Depression and Anxiety
-Grief, loss or bereavement
-Problems with addiction
-Trauma and post-traumatic stress
-Problems with confidence or self-esteem
-Issues relating to sexuality
-Difficulties at work or in retirement
-Problems with family or school life
Life brings many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. As a counsellor my role is to -provide space and guidance to help you on your journey of self-discovery; to enable you to examine your life and make new, meaningful choices within it.
I offer a chance to reflect on the difficulties or problems you are experiencing in a safe and confidential environment, with someone from outside your day-to-day life. Together we can explore your situation in a way that leads to fresh perspectives – and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Counselling isn’t about giving you solutions or advice, but empowering you to make your own changes.
My style of working is called Integrative. This involves utlising many different styles of practice, to work in a way that is built around your specific needs. The work is client centered- which means my job is to accompany you on your journey – offering guidance from a psychological perspective- towards what the founder of person-centered counselling, Carl Rogers, called ‘self-actualisation’. Person-centered work is focused on empathy, a non-judgemental approach and providing emotional support; everyone has a built-in motivation to reach for their full potential, but sometimes need a bit of support to get there!
Benefits of Psychotherapy & Counselling:
People who have sought help through Psychotherapy & Counselling have reported benefits such as:
-Increased Self awareness
-Renewed sense of purpose in life
-Increased sense of Self worth & Self esteem
-Increased cognitive functioning & ability to focus
-Increased Job satisfaction
-Increased ability to form constructive working relationships
-Greater capacity for life
-Increased emotional stability
-Greater insight & intuition
-An increased sense of inner depth
-A consistent sense of well-being
Get in touch
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how psychotherapy or counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help. You can also call me on 0710996310 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first.
I work from my private practice located in East Twickenham,TW1, and see clients from Teddington and Richmond as well as the surrounding Ham and St Margarets areas. I will provide location details when we arrange our counselling sesisons.
In addition to providing face-to-face therapy, I also offer online Counselling sessions for clients in the West London area and beyond via Zoom. Contact me to find out more about how online therapy works.
Consulting Rooms (by appointment only)
Because of the current Covid-19 situation all appointments are currently held online via Zoom
Full address provided upon booking,
TW1 , Richmond Upon Thames,
Consulting Address is in easy reach of
Teddington, Twickenham, Ham, Hampton Hill, Whitton, Hampton Wick, St Margret's, Richmond, Kingston, Kingston Upon Thames, Hampton, Hounslow, Hanworth, East Molesey, Isleworth, Molesey, Syon Park, Surbiton, Thames Ditton, Osterley, West Molesey
On Bus Route R68, 1 min walk from Mallard Place bus stop.
On Bus Route 33, 4 min walk from Michelin Gardens bus stop.
Nearest Train Stations
Strawberry Hill (0.5 miles)Teddington (0.8 miles)Fulwell (0.9 miles)Twickenham (1 miles)St Margarets (London) (1.4 miles)Whitton (London) (1.6 miles)Kingston (2 miles)Richmond (2.2 miles)Hampton (2.3 miles)Hounslow (2.3 miles)
My way of working is Integrative, and this means drawing upon a broad range of psychotherapy orientations and therapeutic ways of working. Sometimes this involves using creativity or dream work, to work with deep unconscious processes; other times Psychodynamic, or relational approaches might be more fitting. My particular training was from a Humanistic, Transpersonal perspective which encourages the growth of a clients authentic Self at a very deep and spiritual level.
To say more about myself, I trained as a Psychotherapist at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE). Qualifying in 2011 and completing my Masters in 2012. Since then I have also completed an Advanced training in Psychotherapy in 2016, clinical training in EMDR and a post graduate diploma in Transpersonal Dream work. I worked in local authority organisations across London such as The Kingston Women’s Center and NHS hospitals & mental health departments, as well as the private sector, before going in to private practice in 2009.
Professionally I am also a Yoga and Meditation teacher, I teach yoga in a trauma informed way. I also I teach yoga workshops and courses on meditation practice for beginners. Along side this, I’m a practitioner of Ashtanga yoga, I enjoy reading most things philosophical and in particular around yoga philosophy. I am happiest when out walking in nature. rain or shine
Clinical Qualifications & Accreditation
– EMDR Clinician. Post graduate specialist training
University of London. Accredited by the EMDR Association Europe and UK.
-Advanced Post Graduate Diploma
-Post Graduate Diploma. Transpersonal Dream Work.
Psychotherapy.University of Northampton (UK)
-BACP and UKCP Accredited Diploma Integrated Psychotherapy
-UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist – Humanistic and Integrative Therapist.
-British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.