- Men's Issues I have worked extensively with men who are often hesitant to seek help. Too often men would prefer not to admit that they have a problem that might benefit from talking to someone. In attempting to mask these difficult feelings, men often turn to denial, anger - turning this in on themselves or those they love. Internalising the idea that being a "man" means you sort out problems without involving others is damaging and causes unnecessary suffering to yourself and those you love.
- Work related Issues I have extensive experience of working with anxiety arising out of work related issues ( redundancy, retirement, prolonged ill health), which can be damaging to a person's feelings of self worth. I can help in processing the multiple emotions relating to these changing circumstances, bringing a fresh perspective and building the resilience necessary to assimilating these changes.
- During counselling no one will tell you what you should do
- It is a non-judgemental process
- No-one will tell you how you are feeling
- Counselling allows you to focus on troubling issues
- Location: 45 Central Street, EC1V8AB, England, London, United Kingdom
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- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
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How I can help you
I have been trained in using integrated techniques with a principle focus on using the Psychodynamic approach as this stresses the importance of the unconscious and past experience in shaping current behaviour.
I recognise that individual issues often need a more tailored approach, and therefore I have additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Person Centred Therapy, and will utilise an integrated approach when appropriate.
My training has given me the theoretical knowledge, and my experience in the counselling room has given me the sensitivity and skills to use this unique space to respond and guide you towards discovering how it is possible to make changes by understanding the source of your distress. Sometimes painful, it is also fulfilling to regain control of these feelings.
I work from Counselling rooms in Central London ( 5 minutes walk from Old Street and Barbican stations), and also from The Complementary Health Centre in Royston, Hertfordshire, where there is free parking and the Station is 5 minutes walk.
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My counselling training allows me to offer a safe place to explore the emotions around life changing events, and to help you to plot a course for your future. The idea of asking for counselling might raise anxiety - here are some key points:
What to expect
It is important to know that counselling is what you make of it - you are in charge of what we do and how far we take it. Whatever you tell me is confidential. Before we start it is important that we both feel comfortable, so I will answer all of your questions and tell you exactly what to expect from the sessions, I will also ask you to tell me what are you looking to get out of the counselling and together we can plan how we move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member (Reg No: 187031) of The British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP)
Counselling Foundation - Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Regents University - Certificate in Counselling
I undertake regular CPD training to improve my skills and knowledge, and work with an Accredited Supervisor.
I have experience of working with adults from the age of 18, particularly in helping with depression, General Anxiety disorder, work related stress and emotional difficulties associated with life-changing events which include redundancy, retirement, job loss.