counselling seventeen
counselling seventeen

If you have any queries or wish to book an introductory session at counselling seventeen, please call or email me now:

 

+44 7456 918 147

counselling17@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psychotherapy is a bit like having a conversation that is solely about you. It is a process that is unique simply because each and everyone of us experiences differently low mood or anxiety. I provide a safe and confidential therapy setting where you will be able to pause, be heard and hear yourself.

 

No subject is off-limits. We can talk about whatever is important to you. We can look at how you relate to yourself, other people and the world. I will not ask you to discuss anything you do not feel comfortable with nor will I tell you what to do or how to lead your life.

 

In psychotherapy you may gain a different perspective on yourself and some insight into your existence. This may enable you to explore new options and make different choices and help you to cope better with life’s challenges, both today and in the future.

 

I work with the following presenting issues:

  • Feeling low, depressed or anxious
  • Loss, bereavement and endings
  • Relationship problems
  • Long term illness
  • Cultural and identity issues
  • Life transitions 
  • Employment issues 

The existential approach to psychotherapy is philosophically-based. It does not aim to cure/eliminate the symptom (the medical/pathological model) but seeks to uncover what challenges of our existence give rise to the expression of these symptoms. Existential therapy asks what it means to to be alive and its main goal is to help us find meaning in our struggles.

 

In my role as an existential analyst I will aim to:

  • pay attention to what you say and how you say it
  • emphasise description and reflection rather than interpretation  
  • sit with you without judgement
  • use our therapist-client relationship to understand how you relate to yourself, others and the world
  • help you reveal that what may be concealed 
  • look at what is there rather than what we would like to be there
  • stay open to any possibility
  • avoid set agendas or planned outcomes  
  • make use of philosophical concepts to frame my work