Edmund Giszter MBACP, Dip Psych Counselling, MA
Life is difficult. Sometimes overwhelmingly so. Counselling can help. I use both dialogue and the arts, where appropriate, to work with adults, children and young people to support them through a range of life issues whether they be relationships, depression and loss or anxieties and stress.
At times of crisis it can often be hard to see beyond immediate unhappiness and to make use of our strengths and resources and to find meaning in our difficulties. Seeing a counsellor can offer a space to step back, find our footing again and grow from our challenges. It is often not easy, but hopefully it is supportive and empowering. A good counsellor can be a strong, compassionate and empowering support through crisis. I trust that I will be able to "meet you where you are" and help you explore ways forward.
I am trained to work with adults and am also a qualified child psychotherapist. If you feel that there are difficulties in your life or that your children are struggling in their own journeys to adulthood I would be happy to meet to talk further about how I might be of help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my training in counselling and therapy over 20 years ago and have gone on to qualify as both an adult counsellor and child psychotherapist, integrating a number of different approaches.
My main qualifications are:
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Masters in Integrative Child Psychotherapy
I have also trained for two years in Core Process Psychotherapy (Karuna Institute) as well broadening my approach through short trainings in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) and Art Therapy (BAAT). I use both the traditional "talking cure" with clients and where the client finds it helpful I also use the creative arts to facilitate the therapy process.
I have worked with adults at Highgate Counselling Centre in North London and have worked with children in several London schools, both primary and secondary. I have worked for the children's charity Place2Be and currently work in CAMHS - the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. I have also run mindfulness-based stress reduction programmes in several large organisations. I have delivered training in child development in a wide range of schools.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
London : £50 per session. Initial Consultation £30
Shropshire: £40 per session. Initial Consultation £20
Some concessions are available.
As well as daytime sessions I am able to offer some early morning and later evening sessions to help people for whom busy lives make daytimes difficult.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client