Counselling and psychotherapy in South East London
I am a BACP accredited Gestalt counsellor working in South East London and offering counselling and psychotherapy to adults in Catford, Lee, Hither Green, Blackheath and the Lewisham area.
Availability and online work
I can offer only online or telephone work at the moment and I am not taking general enquiries until May 17th.
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 even as a child and want to explore its impact without fear of judgement, isolation or blame. Often we might not be clear about what ails us but we know 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.
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 training pathway 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 working.
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 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. Towards this end, I might approach you for permission to record our work but this is always optional and in no way affects my offer to you as counsellor or psychotherapist.
In normal times I work in person in South East London covering Hither Green, Lee, Lewisham, Catford, Blackheath, Eltham, Brockley, Grove Park and surrounding areas and sometimes in central London. Although work is currently happening online it is useful to consider that at some point you may wish to see me face to face and thus finding a therapist within travelling distance might be helpful. If you are interested, please contact me via the form to discuss making an initial appointment.