Few things in life are certain and that in itself can be daunting - particularly when you're having, or have had, a challenging time. Fortunately, change is certain and often therapy can act as a catalyst for positive change.
My core interests are: self esteem/confidence and relationships. Who we are, and what we do, not only defines us to others but also to ourselves. Relationships either make the world a happier place, or not. We are all unique, as are our relationships. On that basis, I endeavour to provide bespoke counselling and psychotherapy, for individuals and couples in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey.
I also offer clinical supervision to qualified and trainee therapists or those working in caring professions. I am an Integrative-Relational Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with experience of working as a therapist and/or as a senior clinician with clients in public and private sector settings, including: EAPs; Motor Insurance; the NHS and Private Medical Insurance.
What kind of counselling and psychotherapy methods do I offer? For over 10 years, I have been offering clients online therapy sessions via SKYPE; Zoom, WhatsApp, FaceTime or telephone (nationally and internationally), in addition to Face-to-Face.
Are you stuck in a longterm relationship and cannot see a way forward?
Are you fed up of being single and sometimes struggle to be in a relationship?
Are you lacking confidence/self-esteem or struggling to maintain a good work/life balance?
Do you feel anxious or depressed - and do not know why?
Have you been recently bereaved - or troubled by the loss of a loved one, in the distant past?
Have you reached a point whereby you want to explore your innermost thoughts and feelings, with a therapist, in a confidential space?
My name is Irena P. Biedka-Whitton - BACP Accredited Member. I was born in South Wales, although my heritage is Polish. I had a successful career in London, as an editorial/graphic designer, prior to becoming a therapist. For over 12 years, I have been a practising psychotherapeutic counsellor in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment. I am interested in working with clients from all backgrounds.
I work with individuals and couples on an open-ended basis - or for an agreed time period eg 6, 8, 10 or 12 sessions - with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. I also have experience in bereavement counselling specifically for couples.
I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with:
Please note, the 'clients' in the photographs are represented by models
My practice is located in the centre of Kingston (a few minutes from Kingston-upon-Thames Railway Station) - easily accessible from Berrylands, Ham, Hampton Wick, New Malden, Roehampton, Surbiton, Teddington, in Surrey.