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Wilhelmina Van Vuuren - Registered Psychologist

Wilhelmina Van Vuuren
Psychologist in Clifton

Verified by RSCPP
  • Registered Psychologist
  • Last Check 04/02/2019 | Next Check 04/03/2019
  • Alma Vale Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2HL Show Map
  • Multiple times available +
    • Wed
      9am-5pm
    • Thu
      2pm-9pm
    • Fri
      9am-12pm
  • Individual 65
  • Known to RSCPP 6+ years
  • 46% of enquirers became clients
  • 9 reviews   (4.92/5)
"Marga is a warm and empathic therapist who gently encourages you to realise where your problems lie and then helps you to find ways to cope with or resolve your problems. You always feel supported and valued and you feel you can be yourself, totally honest and open about any of your issues without being judged. Marga has helped me to look at myself and my life in a different and better light. I miss our sessions."
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What to Expect

Try one session, to see if you feel comfortable with Wilhelmina, and decide if therapy may help you.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

(7 Reviews)
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests CBT for
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • PTSD
CBT concentrates on how your thoughts (cognitions) affect your emotions and actions. It identifies and addresses unhelpful ideas which maintain the problems you encounter. The objective of CBT is for you to have healthier thoughts and feelings.

Counselling

(1 Review)
NICE suggests counselling for Depression.

Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You determine what issue regarding your early years or adulthood you explore. An aim of counselling is to enable you to talk about a difficulty and discover a solution which is appropriate for you.

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

NICE suggests EMDR for PTSD.

EMDR guides your eye motions to stimulate how your brain processes information. The technique attempts to reprocess your locked distressing memories. The aim of EMDR is to desensitise your painful memories.

Psychology

(1 Review)
Psychology is interested in you and your mind, emotions and behaviour. It offers you psychological interventions and mental wellbeing support. The intention of psychological therapies is to help you alleviate symptoms.

Therapy

  • Abuse
  • Anger
  • Bereavement
  • Borderline Personality
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress

Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • BUPA
  • CIGNA
  • PruHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA



Qualifications

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist
Last Check 04/02/2019 | Next Check 04/03/2019

January
2011
Certificate
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
University of Reading (UK)
Verified 17/05/2017

June
2007
Certificate
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
Alexandra Richman (UK)
Verified 06/05/2017

September
2000
Graduate Degree
Counselling Psychology
University of the Orange Free State (South Africa)
Verified 19/05/2014

Wilhelmina Van Vuuren abides by the Standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Client Reviews


has 9 Reviews (4.93 out of 5 stars)
By Rating:
5 stars: (7)
4 stars: (2)
3 star: (0)
2 star: (0)
1 star: (0)
By Issue:
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD): (5)
Depression: (2)
Bereavement: (1)
Relationship Problems: (1)
By Therapy Service:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): (7)
Psychology: (1)
Counselling: (1)



Abigail, 27 from Bristol, gave a review of 4.67/5 after 20 sessions

03 April 2018

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"I'd never had therapy before, so had no prior expectations. She was reassuring and listened very carefully. Over the few weeks I saw her I felt as though she understood me on a personal level, she created an atmosphere of trust and I felt as though she genuinely wanted to help and was invested in progress for my situation. She has a very kind, warm presence. I also felt completely at ease with her, perhaps partly because she's also female. I'd recommend her very highly."

Rating of Counselling for Relationship Problems:


Layla, 36 from Bristol, gave a review of 5/5 after 15 sessions

11 February 2018

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"These sessions were my first experience of any kind of counselling or therapy, and I found Wilhelmina (Marga) to be very warm, understanding and supportive from the start. My main issues were around anxiety, depression and low self-esteem (which had been an issue throughout my life) but the breakdown of a long term relationship had made these issues significantly worse and in need to find some form of help. Marga was fantastic, and through a mix of CBT, a focus on compassion and counselling (and also an adoption of mindfulness) the 8 months of sessions helped me establish coping mechanisms, and ultimately start to understand myself and my issues - resulting in feeling that I am in more control of my issues (and better equipped to identify when my anxiety levels are rising, and therefore do something about it). She very much made me feel at ease throughout those 8 months, and as a result I am happy to say I feel in a much better place. I would highly recommend Marga."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD):


Justin, 36 from Bristol, gave a review of 5/5 after 16 sessions

02 September 2017

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"I have just finished seeing Marga for an anxiety condition that had been dogging me for a few years. I saw two CBT therapists before Marga, before making my mind up that she was the one I felt most at ease with. From my first session she was lovely, very easy for me to unload what was on my mind, she never judged me and gave me some really good advice going forward. They say time is a healer and I spent a year and a half in CBT and genuinely feel with time and a good counsellor I have come out the other end. I feel happy with little to no anxiety and I certainly don't need medication any longer. Marga I would like to say thank you for your time and for your advice and for your shoulder, you have been wonderful for me. Many thanks again JC :)"

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD):


Anonymous, 27, gave a review of 5/5 after 6 sessions

03 August 2017

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"Marga was welcoming and made me feel very comfortable talking about difficult subjects. She made an effort to understand how I felt and then tailored the sessions for my specific needs. I found the sessions very helpful and would have continued going if I had not moved away."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression:


Anonymous, 38 from Bristol, gave a review of 5/5 after 8 sessions

04 April 2017

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"I was quite dubious about therapy, but Marga easily put me at ease. She is incredibly thoughtful and supportive and guided my thoughts sensitively yet authoritatively. I cannot recommend her more highly."

Rating of Psychology for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD):


Anonymous, 30 from Bristol, gave a review of 4.67/5 after 15 sessions

07 February 2017

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"Marga is very mellow, warm and makes you feel completely at ease. At times it felt like a conversation with a friend who genuinely cares about your wellbeing. She'll lead the conversation where necessary, but allows you the space to come to your own realisations. Marga helped me address many of the issues I was facing, and I'm very glad to have spent some time with her."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD):


Simon, 71 from Bristol, gave a review of 5/5 after 14 sessions

26 January 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Mature, experienced, understanding and helpfully analytical of the circumstances and causes of my worrying and anxiety. Practical and helpful in terms of advice and in offering techniques and strategies for managing my anxiety. She has been very helpful to me in introducing me to the concepts of mindfulness and to the practice of this and particularly helpful in giving me details of mindfulness practitioners. She was very helpful in advising me as to the choice of options in this respect and in making a plan involving mindfulness training and other occupations to help address my anxiety. In short a good and wise counsellor."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD):


Piera, 30 from Bristol, gave a review of 5/5 after 11 sessions

18 May 2016

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"Marga has been my therapist for almost a year now. She has managed to help me in a way that no other professional has helped me in the past. She is very honest from the beginning of therapy about what you are dealing with. She was open to not using medication when we first met and reassessing the situation as the therapy progressed. She is very trustworthy and has made me open up about my personal life from the first session. She patiently waits for you to understand what are the main issues in your life are and how you wish to face them. She is not judgmental and supports all your thoughts and feelings. She has helped me overcome bereavement and depression that I was dealing with on and off for over a decade. She has supported me with my move to a new country, being in full time employment and dealing with a toddler. She has also helped me deal with issues I had in my marriage and also letting go of a past relationship. She has been my rock in Bristol and I'm forever grateful!"

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bereavement:


Rachel, 53 from Bristol, gave a review of 5/5 after 10 sessions

16 April 2015

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Marga is a warm and empathic therapist who gently encourages you to realise where your problems lie and then helps you to find ways to cope with or resolve your problems. You always feel supported and valued and you feel you can be yourself, totally honest and open about any of your issues without being judged. Marga has helped me to look at myself and my life in a different and better light. I miss our sessions."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression:

Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Clifton, Tyndalls Park, Redland, Durdham Park, St. Augustines, Hotwells, Stoke Bishop, Kingsdown, Cotham, Sneyd Park, Bristol, Broadmead, Leigh Woods, Montpelier, Westbury Park, Southville, St. Andrews, Bishopston, Ashton Gate, Redcliffe

Nearest Train Stations

  • Clifton Down (0.2 miles)
  • Redland (0.8 miles)
  • Bristol Temple Meads (0.8 miles)
  • Montpelier (1.2 miles)
  • Bedminster (1.8 miles)
  • Sea Mills (1.9 miles)
  • Stapleton Road (2.1 miles)
  • Parson Street (2.1 miles)
  • Lawrence Hill (2.2 miles)
  • Shirehampton (3.2 miles)


Wheelchair access: No

Consulting Room Photo

Consulting Room of Bristol Registered Psychologist Wilhelmina Van Vuuren

Updated 12 February 2019