Counsellors


Maura O'Sullivan
Founder of the Twickenham Counselling and Therapy Centre

Maura integrates a number of therapies in her practice, including Existential, Energy Psychology and Person Centred approaches. In addition to these, she occasionally uses CBT as a practical toolkit for everyday living. Maura is passionate about body work and believes that emotions get lodged in the body and 'the body speaks it's mind'. For Maura, thinking is secondary to what philosopher and psychotherapist Eugene Gendlin calls the 'Emotional flow'. This reflects her philosophy that counselling is about relieving stress and finding new ways of living: 'It all begins and ends with the authentic self'. Maura offers supervision and therapy on a sliding scale. Fees are negotiable with both clients and supervisees. Maura can be contacted on 07804 679452.



Paula Finnie
PG Dip: MA Counsellor/Psychotherapist, MBACP (Accredited), EFT & Reiki Practitioner

Paula is an accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP) and works using their professional and ethical standards. Paula works using an integrated and person centred approach when providing professional counselling to adults, young adults, teenagers and children.
Paula has worked in the Prison Service, Youth Offending Service and Age UK. 
Paula works from a sliding scale ranging from £25-£75, working with a wide range of emotional problems.
 Areas Paula can offer help with are: Abuse, anxiety, anger management, addiction, bereavement, bullying, health problems, loneliness, low self-confidence, trauma and trauma related problems. 


Emma Furr - MA, MBACP

Emma is an integratively trained psychotherapist and seeks to put the individual client first and foremost, whilst also being able to draw on a number of different approaches, including psychodynamic, humanistic, existential and relational, using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) whenever it is appropriate. Her special interest and ongoing study is on the subject of the mind-body connection and treating the client holistically. 
She works with individuals, aged 16 and over, and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling them to enhance their life and to live it more fully. 
Emma is able to offer some low cost places to students and to clients’ on a concessionary sliding scale, subject to availability.Please contact by calling 07740 612971, email: emmafurr@blueyonder.co.uk, or visit www.startherapy.org.uk for further information.



Petar Rodic

Petar is a fully qualified counsellor based in Richmond and has been working in this field for eight years. He is registered with the BACP [MBACP] and adheres to their Ethical Framework.
Through 8 years, Petar has worked with many people [aged over 18] and believes that different clients have different needs and therefore offers an integrative approach to counselling.
Both short and long term therapy is offered in English, Russian and Serbo-Croatian.
Petar believes that the root to most psychological issues lies in the early developmental years and psychotherapy works particularly well in this area. 
For further information and to book a consultation, please contact Petar on 07505 104266.


Sera Orme BA (Hons), Dip (PG), MBACP.
Counselling and psychotherapy with children

In addition to her adult clients, Sera has been counselling children and young people in schools and privately for over 5 years. Some of the areas she’s worked in are bullying (including social media), exam and relationship stress, bereavement (family and friends), sexual orientation, authority and parental problems, anger management and post traumatic stress disorder, Aspergers Syndrome and special needs. She takes an integrative play therapy approach and will also use CBT where appropriate to benefit the health and wellbeing of the young person. Sam works on a sliding scale between £30 and £50. Contact her on 079574 35929


Rajni Knox, MBACP
Counselling with adults and young people

Rajni is an Integrative therapist, drawing on different therapeutic approaches and working with variety of ways to meet the needs of each individual client. Rajni believes counselling helps people to make sense of emotions and behaviour during difficult times in life. When feelings are overwhelming and unmanageable, personal therapy is an opportunity to explore them in a non-judgemental, respectful and safe environment. Rajni is registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She has supported people and helped them work through issues and experiences including: Abuse, addiction, anxiety, bereavement, terminal illness, suicidal thoughts, bullying, depression, relationship/family issues, trauma and unresolved issues from childhood. Rajni can be contacted on 07961 353382.

Kam Sidher 
- Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor, MBACP, Adv. Dips, CBT Specialist, Psychology BSc [Hons].

Kam has been a practising Counsellor in Uxbridge for 7 years. She is committed to providing a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment where the client can really feel her empathy. Kam understands how at times we need emotional support and help from others as life is demanding due to a crisis thrown at us, or life changes through relationship breakdown, divorce, bereavement, redundancy self-harm, bullying, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, work stress and so on. She believes when we ask for support it can be judgmental offering little or no empathy and we can feel even more lost. We can become out of touch with ourselves and feel unable to truly explore our feelings to make positive changes within ourselves. Drawing upon her professional and life experience, Kam will aim to empower you by giving you this space to explore your concerns and provide support that is suitable to your particular life circumstances. Couples counselling, individual counselling and skype counselling is available. Fees are negotiable. Please call her for an initial chat on 07884452739 or email k.sidher@sky.com website: http://www.counsellingtherapies.org/



Yohani De Silva

Yohani believes that getting to the origin or core of your problem and learning new ways to view the world can be life-changing and exciting.  Counselling is a talking therapy that provides you an opportunity to explore your concerns, worries, fears and anxieties in a safe and confidential manner without being judged.  Yohani aims to empower you to make the right choices for yourself and ultimately to make whatever changes to help you overcome distress and cope positively. Yohani works integratively with a number of therapies ( Psychodynamic, person centred and cbt). Her fees are negotiable within the range of £40 - £50. Contact her on  
07801 969459


Dr Robert Owen and Dr Kate Alobaid
Fortnightly Thursday evening and Friday Morning therapy groups

Dr. Robert Owen and Kate Alobaid have been running successful therapy/personal development groups in the Twickenham area for the last five years. Kate is a counselling psychologist and doctoral candidate. Robert is a counselling psychologist too and has co-facilitated successful therapy groups for nearly 20 years.
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Susie Garcia - RGN, RMN, MA, EMDR trained, BACP accredited Counsellor

Susie, is an established priory therapist now also working in private practise. She has spent over 30 years,
working in mental health, both in the NHS and private sectors.

Approach in therapy is person centred, existential however she does use the CBT approach as needed.
Susie specialises in the following: Loss, trauma, abusive relationships, physical and mental ill health, stress,
eating disorders, perinatal and postnatal depression, anger management, assertiveness issues and work with
carers and people in the caring professions. Susie offers short and longer term therapy. Please email her if
you wish for any further information or to book a session. Email her at susangarcia642@rocketmail.com



Samina Latif - Dip. Counselling and Psychotherapy with adults and young people

Samina believes that there can be a place where we can travel the road to explore what has happened, where
we are at and what might come. Samina began her training in humanistic counselling which shifted towards
psychodynamic counselling, with elements of CBT.
For the last eight years Samina has been undertaking on-going training and helping people with anxiety, stress,
eating disorders, anger, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, loss, trauma, suicidal thoughts, mental abuse,
sexual abuse, OCD and self-harm.Please check out Samina's website at www.olivetreecounselling.co.uk or see her videos at http://www.olivetreecounselling.co.uk/media.
Please contact Samina on 07981 297 496 or olivetreecounsellingservice@gmail.com  Samina's fee per session is £40.



Martina Thompson

Martina is an Integrative Counsellor, she works in a Person Centred way, basing the therapeutic relationship on warmth, care, respect and trust.  Martina is a registered member with the BACP.  She offers a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment and understands the struggles, concerns and blocks we all encounter as human beings.  She draws on a number of approaches as and when she feels they might be appropriate and helpful, e.g. CBT (examining our thought patterns), Psychodynamic (examining our past), and Existential (examining purpose and meaning in living).  She has previously worked with a diverse range of issues such as trauma, stress, anxiety, O.C.D, low self-esteem, eating disorders, depression, addiction, bereavement, self-hatred, self-harm, lack of confidence and unexplained sadness.  Martina offers Counselling for 50 minutes @ £50 and some lower cost places.  Martina can be contacted on 07868606330 or email: martinathompson22@icloud.com



Sinead Russell, MBACP

Sinead is an integrative counsellor, drawing on different approaches to work with individually with each client. She believes counselling can help provide support when things feel difficult, and offers a non-judgemental space to talk. She particularly works in a person-centred way, and uses psychodynamic techniques to explore how our past impacts on the present. Where relevant, she may also employ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy tools to help Clients make improvements to their everyday lives.  After years of training and experience working with Cruse Bereavement Care and the West London Centre for Counselling in Hammersmith, Sinead works with anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, managing loss and change, parenthood, relationship issues, unemployment and career changes. She also works in the within the international arts and cultural sectors, and has a deep respect for other perspectives, countries and cultures. Weekly sessions start at £40 for 50 minutes, with a student rate of £30 per session. Please contact sineadrussell@gmail.com.