Claire Djali
Counselling in Cheam and Sutton

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Counselling in Cheam and Sutton, for Individuals and Couples (Relationship)

I offer face-to-face counselling.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of starting counselling, please email me:
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or give me a call: 07745476771

I am a counsellor specialising in short-term work of four to six sessions, with the opportunity to progress to longer term and more in depth therapy if you choose.
I have been working as a counsellor with individuals and couples for 27 years, to help them move forwards with their lives.

During the pandemic, we have all experienced an additional layer of difficulty added to our lives and this can mean that what was manageable beforehand, now feels quite unmanageable. Though the worst of the pandemic may be over, the aftermath can be longer term in respect of anxiety and levels of confidence.

Relationship Difficulties
Financial difficulties, job prospects and other issues maybe affecting you, but if you have good relationships you have more possibility of surviving these other pressures.
When your relationships are also faltering it can feel like there is no place of sanctuary or safety left.
Along with day to day coping with relationships you can also find yourselves dealing with stress, anxiety and depression.
Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Stress and anxiety can be exacerbated by a lack of contentment and security in your relationships, whether these are with friends, family, partners or work colleagues.
This may lead to a depressed mood.
Difficulties may be about past relationships or the loss of a relationship maybe as the result of a break-up or bereavement.
The absence of the one relationship you perhaps desire - a partner or a child, can lead to a of lack of fulfilment 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.
Other Issues
Whatever your concerns, I am here to listen and to help you work your way through your present difficulties. There are no 'no go' areas, and my aim is for you to feel comfortable enough to talk about whatever is on your mind.

I am a fully qualified counsellor, registered on the Government Approved Voluntary Register of Counsellors. I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

During my 27 years as a counsellor I have worked at counselling in centres in the Merton, Morden, Sutton and Cheam areas including Kingston University and several Health, Fitness and Alternative Therapy centres.

After training as a Counsellor for Individuals I undertook additional relationship (couples) training and have in the last 14 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 tucked up in bed..

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 difference and in understanding different cultures.

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 time-slot.
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.

Yes, I believe it really can help! I want my clients to feel better!
I will work with couples to understand each other and communicate more effectively.
I believe that by developing an increasing understanding of your relationships (individuals or couples) 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.

Counselling Style
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. During the last decade CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) has become popular. I have CBT training, but I do not use CBT exclusively. I will integrate it into my work with you if it seems that it will be helpful to your situation.

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.

Counsellor in Cheam/Sutton, Practice Bases

Individual Counselling:
Sutton and Cheam (close to West Sutton and North Cheam, easily accessible from Morden)
Home Visits (in the Cheam, Sutton, Worcester Park SM1, SM3 and KT4 areas)

Couples (Relationship) Therapy
Sutton and Cheam (close to West Sutton and North Cheam, easily accessible from Morden)
Home Visiting Service (in the Cheam, Sutton and Worcester Park SM1, SM3 and KT4 areas)

My counselling base is easily accessible from areas of South West London including Sutton, Cheam, Worcester Park, Morden, and Wimbledon.

Areas of Counselling Expertise

  • relationships past and present
  • couples therapy
  • cultural, religious and ethnic difference
  • depression, stress and anxiety
  • self-esteem and self-image
  • decision making and future planning
  • coping with crisis
  • prescribed drug dependence
  • and much more. You can talk to me about anything that is on your mind

    Sessions last 55 minutes (plus a few minutes for administrative details).
    There is an option of a 30 minute counselling taster session for individuals.
    Frequency of sessions and other contractual details are by mutual agreement.

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