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 in-person counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples in the New Haw, Woodham, West Byfleet area, Surrey.
Face-to-face psychotherapy or counselling in Woodham and New Haw is offered within current COVID guidelines or an agreed combination of online and Face-to-Face psychotherapy or counselling.
Having said the above, since the first pandemic lockdown in March 2020, I have been offering individual clients and couples online sessions whether they live locally, elsewhere in the UK, or abroad.
What kind of online counselling and psychotherapy methods do I offer? I have over 10 years experience working with clients via SKYPE; Zoom, WhatsApp, FaceTime or telephone (nationally and internationally). My employment with an international Employee Assistance Programme on staff (in the past), and continuing as an affiliate, has given me the necessary experience in these methods of delivering a psychotherapeutic service.
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 counsellor and/or as a senior clinician with clients in public and private sector settings, including: EAPs; Motor Insurance; the NHS and Private Medical Insurance.
How can I help?
Are you stuck in a longterm relationship and cannot see a way forward?
Are you fed up of being single and find relationships challenging?
Are you lacking confidence/self-esteem or struggling to maintain a good work/life balance?
Do you question your self-identity or want to do things differently?
Do you feel anxious or depressed - and do not know why?
Have you been recently bereaved? Or are you troubled by bereavement 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?
Who am I, what's my background?
My name is Irena P. Biedka-Whitton - BACP Accredited Member. I was born in Newport, South Wales, although my heritage is Polish. I had a successful career in London, as an editorial/graphic designer, prior to becoming a psychotherapeutic counsellor. For over 14 years, I have been a practising psychotherapeutic counsellor in 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 many years experience in bereavement counselling, working with individuals and 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 Woodham, New Haw, West Byfleet area - easily accessible from Addlestone, Byfleet, Chertsey, Chobham, Knaphill, Ottershaw, Pyrford, Weybridge, in Surrey.