Patsy Hickman

Patsy Hickman

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Phone number
07988 330485

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Therapist - Ilford

Ilford IG4
07988 330485
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I offer individual counselling for adults and young people on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, using video and phone.

If you think you might be interested to find out more, please e-mail or call to arrange a time to book an initial session (FREE of charge).

About me and my therapy practice

Hello my name is Patsy, welcome to my page.

I am an accredited therapist with BACP and I have been counselling for the last 7 years. During that time, I have worked with adults experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, trauma and relationship issues.

I enjoy working with a diverse group of clients, across a spectrum of age, gender, background, ethnicity and religion. I strive to be culturally informed in order to understand and meet the diverse needs of my clients.

If you are thinking of taking that first step into therapy or are returning, we could talk about what  I offer and how it may be helpful to you. 

Practice description

As an integrative therapist I use mixed approaches that I shape to suit your needs. 

 I offer a warm and welcoming presence. I listen to your experiences without any judgement, so that I can get to know all about you. I believe that by helping you feel safe to say anything and everything, you can talk freely about your worries. When you are heard and feel understood, it can improve the way you feel about yourself, your relationships and your quality of life.

When you feel ready, we will reflect on your past experiences so that buried thoughts and feelings can surface. I can help you manage the emotions that arise so that you can gain a better understanding of how the past affects your present difficulties. With this insight I believe it becomes possible to think more clearly about the positive changes you can make to your life so that you can move forward.

It may be that you are struggling with personal issues and feel alone with them. I can help with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties which can give you a feeling of not being yourself. If so, I believe that change and feeling better is possible and moving out of a stuck place can happen.

I specialise in working with people who have experienced trauma [a feeling of being helpless in the past or present]  which gives rise to high anxiety causing you to feel nervous and unwell. You may experience panic attacks, nightmares, poor sleep, dissociation, flashbacks, lack of concentration and difficulty maintaining relationships. I can offer help with strategies so you can cope with symptoms whilst we process traumatic experiences which can help memories fade over time. 

My first session

If you would like to find out more, please email or call me to set up an initial meeting FREE of charge. This gives us an opportunity to discuss what you want from counselling sessions and how I can help. If you decide you would like to continue, we can arrange further sessions together.

Whilst my sessions cost £45 individually, I offer a discount of £5 per session if 6  are booked in a block.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Men's issues, Neurodiversity, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken