Counselling for depression and relationships in Bromley/South East London for both adults and children
My name is Liz. Welcome to my website. It's designed with you in mind. It explains a little bit about the counselling process and the ways in which we can work together to support you in your present life challenges.
Counselling may seem a mystery, but I hope that my website will offer you an insight and understanding of what counselling involves and get a sense of how I work as a counsellor. If you want to know more, and are wondering what counselling can offer you, please feel free to call me (07801494418) and ask any questions that are important to you. You may also want to explore my Counselling page.
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist based in Bromley, South East London and I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults and children with a range of emotional issues. You can find information about my qualifications and experience on the About Me page.
Why does talking help with some of the challenges we face?
I recognise as a counsellor that life at times may feel daunting and overwhelming, leading to anxiety and depression. The richness of my experience and who I am in life is fundamental to forming a positive counselling relationship, and you don’t have to be alone on your journey. It may be that you already know what you want to explore in counselling; or recognise how your past is negatively impacting on relationships and living life to the full. It may be that you just know that all is not well, and life lacks satisfaction. Therapy gives you the freedom to discuss the difficult challenges you may be facing and can broaden your awareness, helping you to find solutions to your problems. Therapy can help you understand patterns of behaviour; this will lead to change, restoring a balance to life.
I truly believe in the power of counselling and it has been my pleasure and honour over the years to see the growth my clients have achieved; the richness it has given them in life and relationships, and the ability to move away from the grip of depression and anxiety. If you can relate to any of the above or have other experiences you wish to explore then I may be able to help you.
You can find more about the way I work as a therapist on my Counselling page.
Working with children
If you think your child has a problem, it can be hard to know how to start talking to them. Encouraging your child to talk about some of the problems they may be experiencing can be challenging, particularly as children often feel they are being disloyal if it’s about a family member, or often just don’t want to worry their parents. Children often find it difficult to talk and express their worries through behaviour changes, becoming withdrawn, upset or getting angry. Counselling can support children to express their feelings in a safe supportive environment. You can find out more on my Counselling page.
Working with men
The number of men using counselling has increased in recent years, but many men are not encouraged to express their feelings, but to deal with challenges in a logical or rational way. Men are often taught that being emotional is wrong, and they often conceal their feelings until those feelings are intolerable, and depression and anxiety set in. To understand how this impacts on relationships, please visit my page dedicated to Men.
May I help?
To make a first appointment, or to discuss whether counselling might be useful to you, do call me on 07801494418 or email. See my Practicalities page for more information. I look forward to hearing from you.