Are you looking for a therapist or counsellor in SE London?
I am a Gestalt BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist working in South East London near London Bridge and the environs of Hither Green in Lewisham borough.
Some thoughts on counselling
There might be any number of reasons why we seek therapy or counselling at particular times in our lives. Often we are struggling within a relationship or with the loss of one. Perhaps we feel that life has become lacking in joy or spontaneity. We might feel ready to face some particularly difficult event that we have experienced in our adult lives or as a child and want to explore its impact upon us without fear of judgement, isolation or blame. Equally we might not be clear about what is ailing us but we know that we need attending to in the particular way that the therapeutic space can offer. This can sometimes be as a result of someone suggesting that we might be depressed or anxious, low or suffering from stress. Many of us are struggling with difficult thoughts as a result of a changing climate and what this means for our future lives. This is sometimes called eco-anxiety but can manifest as feelings of fear, loss and grief.
Therapy can simply offer a weekly calm reflection space to explore how we are and where we are.
It’s hard to be explicit about exactly how the therapeutic space can help. What is well-documented is the benefit of the relationship between client and therapist. I have been drawn towards a therapy training in which this relationship is one of equality, respectfulness and under-pinned by the desire to explore together the richness and complexity of our human experience whilst taking account of the environmental and social contexts in which we are doing therapy.
Since qualifying as a counsellor in 2016, I have worked with a great many clients bringing along many different issues. It is impossible to list them all but it might be helpful to mention some. They include;
My work as a therapist within particular sectors has included peri-natal and post-natal low mood and distress and parenting and family concerns. I continue to expand my experience and knowledge and to seek to enhance my therapeutic practice with continual professional development activities. I am climate aware and a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance. This means I am interested in how the climate emergency is shaping all our lives and the impact this has on our minds. I welcome climate aware conversations and am engaged in my own journey with this.
I work in-person in South East London near Hither Green, Lee, Catford and Blackheath and also in London Bridge only 5 minutes from the London Bridge Station and Borough Market. If you are interested, please contact me via the form to discuss making an initial appointment.