|Locations:||NHS Counselling Service Wandsworth|
Vanessa Richards, offers counselling with a Person-Centered and pluralist approach. The two approaches allow her clients the opportunity to work in collaboration towards their personal goals. Vanessa successfully uses empathy, congruence, unconditional positive regard in her delivery with her clients. Therapeutic experience has shown Vanessa that her clients are able to discover their own healing with the required support. She utilizes this mind set to empower and work with her clients to achieve their therapeutic goals.
With a background as a senior therapeutic radiographer, Vanessa understands trauma, difficult life challenges, work dynamics and stress. With over 5 years’ experience working in a professional environment, Vanessa prides herself on her positive work ethic, great communication skills, attention to detail and an unshakeable determination to help and support others. She understands the internal and external pressures people can put on to themselves, which can lead to unhelpful behaviours and or damaging coping strategies. She works with the client to identify healthier ways of managing negative emotions and stress. Vanessa is passionate to work with clients experiencing anxiety,depression, self-harm and low self-esteem.
Vanessa is an integrative counsellor, who is registered with British Associationof Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She is working completing her Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, and currently works for TheAwareness Centre within our NHS Wandsworth Service.