Individual Couples and Family Relationship Counselling in West London

Welcome to my small and personal West London practice based near Ealing Common.

With over 20 years’ experience, I offer specialist support to those who are struggling with life events or relationship difficulties.

Whether you come with your partner or as an individual, whether you are gay or heterosexual, I offer a safe and confidential setting which allows you to explore your issues in a non-judgmental environment.

How I work

Counselling offers the opportunity to explore and understand difficult issues and make positive changes.

Establishing a good relationship in which you feel heard and are able to explore any concerns underpins the work I do. 

Over 20 years of working with different clients and their issues, alongside ongoing therapeutic training has helped me develop an integrative approach with clients that is collaborative so that interventions are most meaningful and helpful to you.

Working together I enable my clients to increase their awareness and make changes. We begin a process and a way of thinking and acting that enables clients to develop and grow even after the therapy ends.

An initial consultation is offered for you to assess if you feel comfortable working with me and for me to assess if I have the relevant expertise to help you.

Relationship Counselling

Central to our well being, regardless of sexual orientation age or gender, are our relationships – intimate couple relationships, family relationships, working relationships and friendships.

A breakdown in any of those relationships is distressing but problems in relationships are normal. Being able to understand why a relationship is not working for you and how to put this right is the outcome of relationship counselling.

Counselling the intimate couple relationship offers a better understanding of both yourself and your partner through improved communication and intimacy.

Family counselling offers an opportunity to understand the influences that have shaped your family and it helps families find more helpful ways of communicating and being together that can respect each other’s differences and does not isolate members into prescribed and unhelpful roles.

Individual work can look at relationship history as a means of understanding why relationships now “struggle to work” or you are “unable to commit” or what to do if your relationship is failing. “Do I stay or leave?”

In stressful situations it is difficult to reflect on what has happened and what has gone wrong and the way we have learnt to cope and deal with our life could be the very thing that is getting in the way.

What are the most common relationship issues?

  • Arguing
  • Loss of communication
  • Affairs
  • Birth of baby
  • Loss of sexual relationship
  • Children leaving home
  • Separation/Divorce
  • Family conflict
  • Parents struggling to communicate with their children

Chloe Antoniou - Psychotherapist & Counsellor

About me

My career began with working for several blue chip companies. Wanting to change direction, I trained over 20 years ago with Relate as a couple’s counsellor.  Within that context, I also trained to work with families; young people 11-24yr, and children 5-11yr.

An MSc in Psychological Counselling and Psychotherapy led to my developing my own private practice in 1996.

I am a registered member of BACP and fully comply with all their practice codes and ethics.

This includes undertaking Continual Professional Development, being responsibly supervised and having full professional insurance.

Qualifications and Training

MSc Psychological Counselling and Psychotherapy, 1997; Certificate of Marital and Couple Counselling, 2001; Short Term Counselling Course, 2002; Systemic Practice Year 1 and 2, 2006; Counselling Young People, 2006; Counselling Skills for Children, 2009 & 2012; Telephone Counselling Training, 2012; Supervisor Training, 2005; Training for Trainers 2004

General Counselling

Although strong healthy relationships maintain us sometimes people’s struggles are more about their sense of self. If the way you want to be is realistic and not available to you or if you are at a cross road in your life and want some impartial help to think about your options, then counselling could help.

Unresolved issues can leave us unfulfilled and confused.

Some of the most common issues are:

  • Bereavement
  • Decision dilemmas
  • Depression
  • Destructive coping strategies
  • Lack of self-esteem
  • Life Stage
  • Illness
  • Redundancy/Loss of work

Remember: Counselling begins a process and a way of thinking and acting that enables you to develop and grow even after therapy ends