Psychotherapy and Counselling in London Bridge SE1
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I offer counselling and psychotherapy in London Bridge and I work in English and Greek with adults and adolescents. My practice is located in London Bridge SE1, two minutes from Borough Station and 5 minutes walk from London Bridge station.
For the last 10 years I have trained in Psychoanalysis of the Lacanian orientation, an approach influenced by the ideas and theories of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan. Training in Lacanian psychoanalysis takes place through rigorous theoretical and clinical training, and most importantly a lengthy personal analysis. In that way it is not simply a process that analysts go through at the beginning of their professional life, but an ongoing process. There are two sources from which psychoanalysts learn how to conduct psychoanalytic treatment: their own experience of treatment (first as patients and subsequently as analysts), and the experience of others which is transmitted to them via the study of psychoanalytic theory, an investigation of human experience and of how we become who we are and act in the way that we do.
The kinds of worries that bring people to psychotherapy or counselling are as many and as diverse as the people themselves. There is often a traumatic event or a crisis that may feel too overwhelming for us to deal with on our own. Inexplicable feelings of depression or anxiety may emerge as a result. Or we may feel unable to move on from past pains or free ourselves from repetitive choices, behaviours and unhealthy relationship patterns. Sometimes we may suffer from long-standing psychological symptoms which seriously impact our life and relationships and for which we may have either unsuccessfully sought psychotherapy or counselling before or which left untreated may have become worse over the years. Those can include an eating disorder such as bulimia and anorexia, chronic or short-term sexual problems or a debilitating phobia or panic attacks impairing our capacity to navigate different spaces and to get on with everyday life.
Very often we may find that we are following other people's desires or we have adopted ideals and imperatives which are far from what we really want but which guide our lives and make us unhappy and alienated from ourselves. In many instances one may not be able to pinpoint exactly what the problem is but have a general dissatisfaction and lack of fulfillment.
Some of the concerns people come to me with are:
Why come and talkMy endeavour in the therapeutic work is to create a space where you can speak freely about and explore thoughts, feelings, dilemmas, memories, dreams, or anything that feels important. By talking things through with someone who can listen carefully to what is unique about your life story, your words and your subjective experiences, you can gain insight into your problems, start breaking old patterns and make changes in your life. Things that you may find perplexing or that seem out of your control can start making more sense when links are made through the progressive unravelling of your story.
Sometimes the first step can be the most difficult: bringing yourself to ask for help. You can contact me in confidence to discuss or arrange an initial consultation in London Bridge. My consulting rooms for counselling and psychotherapy are easily accessed from London Bridge and Borough station, the City of London and Canary Wharf.
Please feel free to browse through my website to find out more about me and my therapeutic practice.