Hello, my name is Emma Furr MA MBACP and I am an experienced and qualified BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist. My private practice is Star Therapy based in the Richmond, Twickenham and Kingston area.
Counselling and psychotherapy can provide a safe, confidential, supportive space for you to bring any problems you are having and explore difficult thoughts and feelings. You might seek counselling and psychotherapy because you are struggling to cope, feeling dissatisfied with your life, having problems with relationships, trying to process a loss or a change, or finding it difficult to make a big decision. You might want to make sense of things that have happened in the past, think about your future, to feel calm and centred or just get some extra support to help you through a tough time.
It can sometimes be challenging to find the right counsellor and psychotherapist, but I will tell you a little bit about how I work and what I believe in, and then if you would like a telephone chat before you decide to book to see me, you are very welcome.
I believe that a good relationship between therapist and client has a big impact on the effectiveness of therapy, so the initial consultation is to see if working together feels right for both of us. This gives you a chance to find out more about how I work and whether I am the right fit for you, and me a chance to get a sense of what you are looking for from counselling and whether I can support you with that.
As an integratively trained psychotherapist I seek 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. I use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) whenever it is appropriate.
I have worked with a broad range of issues, most recently with Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust offering brief psychodynamic therapy and currently with Kingston Women's Centre, since June 2015, offering long term integrative psychotherapy. Prior to that I worked at The Mulberry Centre offering individual counselling to patients, their carers, and those bereaved through cancer. I am also an Anxiety UK approved therapist trained to work with anxiety disorders.
I work with individuals (aged 16+) on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. I am currently working towards a Certificate In Couples Therapy.
If you would rather not travel, I offer counselling via telephone and Skype (please call to discuss further). Home visits are available for anyone preferring this type of counselling. These options are available with respect to the very diverse and often specific personal circumstances individuals face.