Counselling in Morden, Wimbledon and Raynes Park (Merton), for Individuals and Couples (Relationship)
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For 24 years I have worked with individuals and couples to help them move forwards with their lives.
Relationships are complex, and whether I am working with couples or individuals, there is often a relationship focus.
Stress, anxiety and depression are plagues of the 21st century.
Sometimes this stress and anxiety is exacerbated by a lack of contentment and security in your relationships, whether these are friendships, work, family or partners.
Difficulties may be about past relationships or the loss of a relationship maybe as the result of a break-up or bereavement.
The lack of the one relationship you perhaps desire - a partner or a child, can lead to a of lack of fulfillment and unhappiness which seems to seep into every part of your life.
Crucially, if you are struggling with your relationship with yourself, your own self image and expectations can result in lowered self-esteem. It is very difficult to move forward if your self confidence is low.
Whatever your concerns, I am here to listen and to help you work your way through your present difficulties.
I am a fully qualified counsellor, registered on the Government Approved Voluntary Register of Counsellors.
I have been working as a counsellor for 23 years, counselling in centres in the Wimbledon, Morden and Raynes Park areas including Kingston University and several Health, Fitness and Alternative Therapy centres in Wimbledon, Raynes Park and Southfields.
After training as a Counsellor for Individuals I undertook additional relationship (couples) training and have in the last 10 years worked also as a Couples Counsellor. I am also trained as a Family Mediator.
I now work both as a couples counsellor (relationship counselling) and as a counsellor for individuals (counselling therapy).
Couples may be in gay or straight relationships, be married or unmarried, or have another type of relationship, familial or otherwise.
Many couples with young children benefit from my offer of evening appointments in your own home when children are sleeping..
I have experience counselling people of all ages ranging from teenagers to senior citizens and those from varied and diverse backgrounds cultures and ethnicities. I have a particular interest in understanding different cultures.
A FLEXIBLE APPROACH
I am not regimented in my approach and I will do my best to understand what you are hoping for from counselling and work in a way that suits you.
I am flexible around appointments in respect of frequency, day of the week and timeslot.
You will not be expected to sign up for therapy at a fixed weekly times unless this is your preference. Not everyone wants to attend weekly counselling sessions, or it may be you are not able to make that commitment due to financial, time or other constraints.
ABOUT COUNSELLING/THERAPY - WILL IT HELP?
Yes, I believe it really can help! I want my clients to feel better!
I believe that by developing an increasing understanding of yourself and your relationships you can be more resourced to make choices for a positive future.
Counselling can help you find a new approach that will aid you in managing your life and your relationships differently.
If we start working together we will regularly review how you feel the counselling is going and whether it is benefitting you.
We can re-adjust the style and the focus of the counselling work according to what will be most helpful to you.
There are many different styles of therapy for couples and individuals. If you are new to counselling or relationship therapy you may be unsure which, if any of these, will suit you.
I will listen and respond to individuals' and couples' needs and your own particular situation and use this as my guideline, rather than coming to you with a fixed approach.
It may be that different styles of working will help you at different times. Most importantly I respect your situation and experience as unique to yourself. Every client's needs are different and so there are no pre-set agendas.
I will be your listening ear, but I will never be just that. I will give you feedback which I hope you will find helpful and constructive. In my counselling work my aim is for you to feel at ease and comfortable enough to talk about whatever is on your mind so that we can work together to find the best way forward for you.
During the last few years CBT has gained particular popularity. I will use CBT when this seems the most useful way forward, but I don't use it exclusively.
Counsellor in Morden/Raynes Park, Practice Bases
Raynes Park SW20 /Morden SM4 border in Merton (close to Wimbledon and transport links)
Home Visits (in the Wimbledon SW19 and Morden SM4 area)
Couples (Relationship) Therapy
Raynes Park SW20/Morden SM4 border in Merton (close to Wimbledon and transport links)
Home Visiting Service (in the Wimbledon SW19 Raynes Park SW20 and Morden SM4 areas)
My counselling base is easily accessible from all areas of South West London including Morden, Wimbledon and Raynes Park (Merton).
Areas of Counselling Expertise
Sessions last 50 minutes (plus a few minutes for adminstrative details)
Frequency of sessions and other contractual details are by mutual agreement.
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