Have you been thinking about therapy?
I am a Gestalt BACP accredited counsellor and relational therapist working in London Bridge.
Some thoughts on counselling
Therapy can offer a weekly calm reflection space to explore how you are and where you are.
There might be any number of reasons why you are looking for therapy. Perhaps you are struggling within a relationship or with the loss of one. Perhaps life has become lacking in joy or spontaneity. Or you need to face some particularly difficult event experienced in adult life or in childhood and want to explore its impact without fear of judgement, isolation or blame. You may not be clear about what you need but you know that you need attending to in the particular way that the therapeutic space can offer. Perhaps someone has suggested that you might be depressed or anxious, low or suffering from stress. Many people are struggling with difficult thoughts as a result of a changing climate and what this means for our future lives. This eco-anxiety can manifest as fear, loss and grief.
And how can the therapeutic space help? What is well-documented is the benefit of the relationship between client and therapist. In my therapeutic training this relationship is one of equality and respectfulness, under-pinned by the desire to explore together the richness and complexity of our human experience whilst also 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 for specific 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 for part of the week 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.