Counselling and Psychotherapy in Lee, near Blackheath, Greenwich and ChislehurstI have been a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for about twenty six years and during this time have worked within the National Health Service, in the voluntary sector, in employee assistance as well as privately. Most of this time has been within the area of Greenwich, Chislehurst and Blackheath.
These years have given to me a wealth of experience in working with a wide and extensive variety of issues and I have developed an understanding about effective ways to respond to those who for one reason or another are looking for counselling.
At their best counselling and psychotherapy are creative processes which enable a person to gain insight and understanding about themselves in ways which liberate and enrich their lives. I attempt to work in this way.
My aim is to both respectfully and gently with people. I seek to enable them to understand what is behind and at the root of current difficulties so they can be empowered to make the most of their potential.
Issues I have worked with include:
I also have interests in working with:
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy based in an established practice in South East London which is a 10 minute walk from Lee station. I offer counselling and psychotherapy within easy reach of Greenwich, Blackheath, Chislehurst, Hither Green, Lewisham, Bexley and Bromley.
Why might it be helpful to seek Counselling or Psychotherapy
At times in life a person may be aware that all is not well. Maybe this has been triggered by events. It might feel that emotions are all over the place and life is out of control. Talking through what is happening with a Counsellor or Psychotherapist who is trained to listen carefully and help to make sense of life's events can make all the difference. It can make it possible to develop fresh insights about what has been happening and lead towards new ways of coping.
It takes courage to engage in the process of therapy, and often it can be that a person feels worse before they start to feel better. But as situations and memories get talked through and reflected on there can be a sense of relief and of increasing clarity as patterns of behaviour are unlocked.
Therapy might also be beneficial and creative in a situation where someone is asking themselves questions about their life with its aspirations and disappointments. Possibly they feel stuck and unable to see any ways forward. An opportunity to reflect on these questions with a Counsellor or Psychotherapist can enable these important and profound issues to be addressed and taken seriously.
My aim as a therapist is to link my knowledge about how a person's current experiences may relate back to events and experiences in the past together with a respect for the uniqueness of the individual and that person’s own rich and dynamic way of being. For someone to have the opportunity of working through the impact of the past can be a healing and empowering experience.
"It's in vain, Trot, to recall the past, unless it works some influence upon the present".
Charles Dickens in "David Copperfield"