Counselling offers a unique space in your life where you can feel understood, become more self aware and contemplate change.
It can be unnerving contacting a counsellor for the first time. You might be worried about what you should say, or what questions you might be asked. Perhaps you are sceptical that anyone can help; or alternatively that your difficulties are probably not bad enough for psychotherapy.
People approach counsellors and psychotherapists for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes there is nothing specific, more an awareness of feeling unhappy and a recognition that moving on seems an impossible task.
As a counsellor I am experienced in working with people who have difficulties with:
Anxiety or worries
Feeling sad/ low in mood /depressed
Concerns about self esteem, feeling awkward/avoiding social situations, lack of self belief and fulfilment
Difficulties with relationships at home and work, socially and intimately
Family issues and break ups in the present and past
Child hood trauma -emotional neglect, abuse, separation
Bereavement and loss
Wanting to become more self aware.
Whilst in the throws of Covid 19 I am not working face to face only remotely by phone or video .
My counselling practice is in London Bridge located in a quiet, gated pedestrian mews off Borough High Street. I share a small suite of rooms with other counsellors and psychotherapists. London Bridge underground station is in very close proximity and Southwark underground is a short 10 minutes walk away. Waterloo slightly further, can be reached on foot in 20 minutes.
How can therapy help?
Finding someone impartial and empathic with whom you feel comfortable talking honestly about your worries and concerns can in itself bring some comfort and relief.
Knowing that you have a weekly appointment, a space to offload and untangle anything that has arisen or, occupied your mind during the last week can benefit relationships at home and work
To feel listened to, understood and accepted. To clarify confusing issues. To learn to recognise your own personality traits.
I work from a psychodynamic perspective; I believe that our past experiences and the home environments and relationships that surrounded us, influence our deep rooted feelings, present day character and the nature of our relationships with others.
As our work develops, you will come to know and recognise your helpful and not so helpful patterns of relating to and perceiving others.
This can lead to a modification in your exchanges with others and a reevaluation of the impact that other people may have on you.
Cost and Commitment
I see clients at the same time and on the same day each week.
My fees are £60 until 5pm and £65 from 6pm.
Appointments are for 50 minutes.