Counselling in Central Croydon and Shirley, South London
We often face problems in our life that we have no control over which can lead to feelings of hopelessness and despair. At other times our problems become so familiar that the idea of life being any different can seem frightening to us. Seeking the help of a professional, can help you to overcome these difficulties and negative thoughts or feelings.
Counselling provides a safe and supportive environment where you are able to share your troubling thoughts with a professional therapist. By talking to a non-judgemental, empathic counsellor, outside of your situation, you will be able to understand yourself better and resolve any emotional issues.
What Can Counselling Help with?
Bereavement - Learn to cope with the death of a loved one.
Stress - Become more relaxed and deal better with pressure at work.
Depression - Overcome feelings of despair or sadness.
Confidence - Boost your self-worth and help increase your self-acceptance.
How Can Counselling Help
Counselling helps you find more effective and satisfying solutions to your problems. It helps you to come to your own understanding of the negative thoughts and behaviours you are experiencing through encouraging you to see things from a fresh perspective and teaching you healthier coping strategies.
If your feelings of stress, anxiety and depression are taking over your personal and professional life then you need to consider seeing a counsellor. Through counselling, you will be able to gain clarity over the way you feel, think and act. I will help you understand the key factors in your life that are causing these counterproductive reactions. Counselling has changed people’s life for the better and with my help you can change yours.
I believe that the relationship between a patient and counsellor is one of the most important aspects of therapy. My aim is to create a relationship that is built on trust so that you are able to confide in me to express your feelings and thoughts.
I believe in creating a non-judgemental and supportive environment for you by listening empathetically. This will enable you to come to a better understanding of yourself so that you are able to make healthier and positive choices in your personal and professional life.
My Approach to Counselling
By applying cognitive behavioural techniques, I can help you take control of your emotions and behaviours. I do this by teaching you new ways to manage your reactions to certain circumstances so that you are able to deal with them in non destructive and positive ways.
Together, we may acknowledge some of the issues in the past that have led to your current beliefs about the world, yourself and others. We will acknowledge the traumatic experiences you’ve had in the past and help you to reflect on their impact on you, in order to move forward in your life. We will actively work towards the changes that you want to make in your life right now.