Robin RobinsonTransactional analysis psychotherapist
I am a trauma-informed Relational Transactional Analyst (TA) Psychotherapist & Counsellor, and I am a clinical member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists, accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
I am also Registered as a TA Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP).
I have extensive experience in working with clients with a diversity of clinical presentations from anxiety and depression, to low confidence and self esteem, symptoms of chronic stress, bereavement and loss. and symptoms of trauma, including PTSD and complex PTSD.
Perhaps you’ve suffered from loss, a bereavement, or even a betrayal or the ending of a relationship? Do you feel stuck and low, and craving to feel better about yourself? Do you feel demotivated and unsatisfied with the general direction in your life? Perhaps a serious life issue is impacting you….
Stressful events can impact everyone in different ways, and our ability to bounce-back can sometimes be hampered for many reasons. Negative feelings can arise after stressful events, and lead to feeling low, to ruminative thinking, anxiety and sometimes depression. Stress can also cause anger and overwhelm, especially following the stress of the many global challenges occurring, including the Covid-19 pandemic.
Balanced emotional states can become disrupted by stress and painful events, and the need for 'self-regulating' behaviour means that unconscious changes to behaviour can occur, sometimes meaning that negative choices or patterns reoccur again and again, simply because you feel overwhelmed or out of control. Because of this, many people turn to therapy for unbiased support and a 'new way forwards' - for a safe confidential space to process the past and regain a sense of self.
How do I work?
I work with my clients both short-term and long-term using a variety of approaches integrated to suit the individual. This way of working has helped many clients to come to terms with the past and move through ‘blocks’ and traumas, and feel more grounded and empowered.
Using relational transactional analysis, which means focussing on the 'therapeutic relationship' and internal and external transactions that emerge between myself and my clients, as well as mindfulness based cognitive therapy skills, body awareness, and sometimes positive psychology and coaching, I help my clients to understand and empower themselves and generate self-compassion whilst ultimately transforming their quality of life, work, and relationships. This work can be tough !
Often I work with the deep unconscious processes that impact us all out of our awareness, as well as cognitively - equipping my clients with practical take-home tools to use in every day life situations.
What are my areas of expertise?
I have helped clients with bereavement, depression, grief, anxiety, overwhelm, low self-esteem, workplace issues and career transitions, as well as fertility issues, sex and sexuality, identity issues, major depressive disorder, mood swings, trauma and generally being stuck.
How long are sessions?
Session are all 50 minutes. Whatever the particular issue is, I offer a free initial 20-minute phone call where we can discuss your challenges in a confidential space, to see if you like my style, and if I can help you. I will then offer you a 50-minute appointment where we can go over a full assessment, and decide if working with each other is right. I usually work with all clients for six sessions before deciding to work longer-term.
Who do I work with?
I offer individuals, couples and groups short-term (six -12 weeks) and long-term (open-ended) Psychotherapy and Psychotherapeutic Counselling sessions in person or via an encrypted video-call. Together, we can work at a pace that suits you, to help feel good about yourself and thriving in your life.
If there’s something you’d like to ask me in confidence, or discuss, email me or call on 07983 248 558.
Providing face-to-face and online therapy in West London (in both W4 and W6), and in Central London, Gloucester Road (SW7). Please enquire if you are interested in hearing more about working with me and the three locations.
125 Gloucester Road
Providing Face-to-face and online therapy in West London (W6 and W4) and in Central London, Gloucester Road (SW7). Please enquire if you are interested in hearing more about working with me and the three different locations.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Sessions range from £65.00 - £90.00 depending on a full clinical assessment and your employment status.
I offer reduced cost sessions for students, NHS staff, and pensioners subject to a clinical assessment and availability.
I offer two bursary places a year for those with financial challenges. There is a waiting list currently for bursary places. However, to be placed on the waiting list please email me.
I am fully insured and receive regular supervision to ensure the quality and safety of my work.
Training and qualifications
I have a Master of Science, MSc. in Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapy, and also a Post Graduate clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (UKCP & PSA Accredited).
I also qualified as a ‘Certified Transactional Analyst' (CTA), Accredited by the European Association of Transactional Analysts 'EATA'.
In 2019, I gained a Post Graduate clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Dip Psych. Counselling, 2019, MBACP)
Advanced Certificate in Couples Counselling (COSRT 2021)
Foundation Teacher Trained Certificate - Oxford Mindfulness Centre - Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT, 2019)
Diploma in Human Potential Coaching (Dip Coaching, 2016)
Additional training and CPD:
Advanced skills in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR, 2015)
Foundation Teacher Trained Certificate - 'Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy' (MBCT, 2019)
Somatic Psychotherapy and the Body – the Polyvagal theory
Psychophysiology of trauma and PTSD
Accredited Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP - PSA Accredited)
Relational Transactional Analyst (CTA) and registered member of the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA)
Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)
Registered Member of the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA)