John Gani. Psychotheraputic/ counsellor
+447790339517 / 07790 339517
I run a small and warm counselling practice in south London, I practice from a pleasant and pretty garden space counselling room, which lends itself to a peaceful and tranquil environment, which clients find conducive to the relaxing space they need to feel comfortable.
I am a working class guy who has lived experience of many of the issues my clients struggle with, these lived experiences are what prompted me to become a qualified and registered counsellor, and a member of the federation of drugs and alcohol professionals or (FDAP), this has enabled me to provide a safe place for clients to explore their own issues without judgment. I Have 17 years experience working with people on a journey. these include many who struggle with addiction, relationships with family members, or relationships outside of the family unit or clients just trying to get to know themselves a little better or perhaps understand a situation they may be dealing with at the moment.
Areas of counselling I've worked with include; anxiety, stress, bereavement, relationship problems, sexual abuse, domestic violence, alcohol problems, suicide and self-harm, cultural issues, refugee/asylum seeker issues, loneliness and depression. I believe that one's experience of these issues are unique and very personal and my method of working fully reflects this philosophy.
Whatever the problem, I aim to encourage a sense of empowerment during my client's exploration. An important factor in therapy is the working relationship between the therapist and client and I believe in encouraging an environment that includes trust, respect, warmth and sometimes humour.which sometimes can be a welcome feature.
Some people look for just a couple of sessions to 'get things off their chest' and gain a fresh perspective on their life, whilst others want to take more time to come to terms with the events from their past before looking to their future.
Ring or email on 07790 339517 email@example.com to set up an initial session.
we will discuss what you need from counselling.
if your happy to continue, we will then set up a second session weekly/ or fortnightly. and so begins your journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation degree in integrative counselling.
Registered drug and alcohol professional.and a member of FDAP. post qualification
i currently work with homeless charity helping homeless people refocus and regain their lives from many of life's challenges,9 years ago i was responsible for setting up a project for the homeless, this project was to be an engagement tool to help motivate and encourage clients to believe in themselves and address the issues they had that stopped them from moving on with thier lives. i am presently tutor and pastoral support within this charity. now i have a small private practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
parents struggling with dysfunctional teenagers.( offering support to the parent)
my fees are £50 per 50 min session first session is an assessment for which there is no charge. i also provide a sliding scale for those on lower incomes.
I can also accommodate after work appointments.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
i can also see clients after 5pm weekdays up to 9pm, and weekends by appointment, i understand today's work commitments and will always try my best to accommodate your work scheduled.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|