Georgia Swift NCS Accred, BACP (Reg)
Dip.Couns Cert.Couns.Studies Cert.EP (YJ)
Georgia is a psychotherapist working internationally with adults and children. Before opening her private practice, she worked with specialist therapy services supporting clients with baby loss, child exploitation, rape and sexual abuse.While working as professional lead with a national charity supporting families affected by criminal trauma she wrote and delivered a training programme for volunteer telephone listeners and counsellors.
Specific areas of therapeutic interest include working with children in the care of the local authority , private addictiontreatment and criminal justice. In recent years Georgia has enjoyed tutoring trainee counsellors at level 2,3 and 4.
Before qualifying in Humanistic Counselling at the University of Chichester Georgia held a lengthy career spanning over 20 years working with vulnerable children and adults. Specialist roles included Drug Rehabilitation Requirement (DRR) case manager with the National Probation Service, Education liaison officer in an inner-city provision (PRU), Youth Court Officer, defence team Court clerk. While acting as the Bail and Remand officer for South and South East Hampshire she chaired the Wessex Bail and Remand steering group and completed a professional certificate in effective practice (Youth Justice) with the University of Portsmouth.
It takes courage to acknowledge that for whatever reason you are struggling to manage life as well as you might like. It takes courage to accept that you need help to manage ongoing difficulties or a traumatic life event.
Counselling is a talking therapy which gives you a safe, non judgemental and confidential space to talk about difficult feelings and challenges you may be experiencing.
Life events can impact children and adolescents in number of ways affecting school life, behaviour and inducing phobic and anxious behaviours. I can work with children to help them to process and manage difficult experiences and begin to enjoy a less worrisome life again.
As your Counsellor I will be beside you to help you on your journey of recovery. I won't tell you what to do but together we can explore your options to make managing life easier or find ways of helping you heal from a critical life experience.
"You don't always need someone to show you the light sometimes healing begins when someone sits beside you in the dark and lets you know that you are understood"
~ Georgia 2016
"You have been part of my journey and made it much easier to cope with. I will never forget the way you helped me, thank you"
"You helped me and I found strength I didn't know I had"
"Counselling wasn't 'my thing' I was embarrassed and thought it was a load of nonsense! You have showed me I was wrong about it and your support has been huge. Thank you"
"I felt comfortable talking to you about my problem from the first appointment. You put me at ease and helped me believe I could cope"
"Georgias warmth and natural way made me feel comfortable straight away"
"Thank you for helping my child back from a bad place. They are happy and able to learn again"
Cancellations do require a minimum of 48 hours notice, any less will require payment of the full fee
Appointments available in Central London. Hampshire Appointments online nationally & internationally