I am a professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, offering therapy and counselling in Tooting, south west London.
I work with you to explore and understand your emotional difficulties more fully, giving you the chance to get more from life.
I work from a comfortable, restful practice very close to Tooting Broadway Underground, within easy reach of Balham, Clapham, Wimbledon, Streatham, Earlsfield and Wandsworth.
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What I Provide
I offer confidential, understanding and non-judgmental counselling and psychotherapy.
I work with clients with a huge variety of issues. You may be experiencing stress, anxiety or depression, or feel irritable. You may be struggling with relationship issues or work stress. Or maybe you don’t know exactly what is troubling you – you just feel empty or stuck and that surely there has to be more to life than this. Perhaps you have tried to sort things out on your own, or have talked to friends or family, but it hasn't worked. This is where a psychotherapist can help.
Whether you are struggling with specific emotional difficulties or experiencing a nagging general dissatisfaction with life, counselling and psychotherapy have the potential to help you.
Before becoming a therapist, I had a 20 year career in the creative industries as a journalist and TV producer. I feel that, as well as my clinical training, I bring longstanding experience of life in the real world to my work with you, the client.
I offer slots throughout the day and evening (last slot 8pm) Mon-Fri.
How I Work
I am an Integrative Therapist which means I tailor the approaches and theories I draw on to meet your unique needs. I offer both short and long term therapy.
The first thing I do is prioritise building a trusting, solid relationship where you feel able to talk freely about what's bothering you.
It's my job to really step into your shoes and experience from your perspective, what you are going through.
As I work with you to explore your concerns, you may come to understand yourself better. You may discover how past experiences influence the way you operate in the world right now. And with more awareness, you may find you are able to deal with difficult emotions in a new way. This may give you the freedom to create changes you might want to make, or to make different choices in life - ones that work better for you now, and help you get more out of life.
Starting Therapy. Deciding to see a counsellor can be a daunting decision. That's why if you get in touch I will call you back to introduce myself and you can ask me anything you wish. If you'd like to proceed, we'll make an appointment to meet for a first session. Here we'll talk about what you want from therapy. You can then decide whether you want to proceed.
Please explore my website to see if you think counselling and psychotherapy could be right for you. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment for an introductory consultation, please contact me.
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Are Counselling and Psychotherapy Right For Me?
Counselling and psychotherapy have the potential to help for a wide range of issues. You may have a general dissatisfaction with life, that somehow it has lost its meaning, or you feel stuck. You may be experiencing: anxiety, depression, anger, difficult life events like job loss, redundancy, bereavement, divorce or an accident. You may have relationship issues, family or friendship problems, or work stress, like dealing with difficult work colleagues. It may be hard to adjust to new life circumstances or family arrangements: a move, a new job, a baby, midlife issues. I work with clients with creativity issues - like blocks, of fear of failure. At its most effective, I believe psychotherapy can produce lasting change and transform people’s lives. Everybody’s counselling is a very personal process and is unique to them.
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Some Resources and Ideas
Why Can’t I Change?
Often people feel stuck in life. They want to change in some way but can’t seem to move forward. But change is a process rather than a single decision. The Change Model, originally used in addiction therapies, can serve as a useful guide to help understand the change process. It sees us as all being....
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I work out of my counselling and psychotherapy practice in Tooting, close to Balham.
Angela Holden, counsellor and psychotherapist, based in south west London.