Nirosha Sirisena LLB(Hons), CA, Dip Couns, MBACP
9 Fitzroy Place
How Counselling Can Help
The truth is we all need support and guidance at some point in our lives. Sometimes the road can feel lonely, or we simply lose our way. We may feel we are just getting by or not living to our fullest potential.
Do any of these apply to you?
- feeling lost, lonely and lacking a sense of belonging
- feel you have lost your balance in life and are not sure how to get back on track
- feelings of pain, depression, anger, grief ,anxiety or worthlessness
- looking for more peace, joy and stillness in your life
- Experiencing challenging work or personal relationships
- looking to gain more self-confidence and self-esteem
- a wish to bring more awareness and compassion into your life and relationships?
- Self doubt and a lack of trust in your basic goodness and that of others
Counselling can help with any of these. Reaching out for support at such times is important to bring peace, deep healing and acceptance to our moment to moment experiences, so that we can keep walking with trust, goodness and a lightness in our step.
Choosing the right therapist
The client therapist relationship is more important than the mode or model of therapy, all of which can be seen as tools used in the process. This relationship is one of the most personal and intimate professional relationships that exist. With a good counsellor, a lot of transformation can take place, empowering clients to make choices in their lives, with more wisdom, compassion and awareness.
I appreciate and value my journey and the growth that has taken place due to the support I have received along the way,my own efforts and of course grace. It means a lot to me and I wish for others to also be able to reach their potential. I feel it’s a pity to go through life never realizing who we really are or what we are capable of. At our core, in our hearts, we are intuitive, creative, courageous and free.
My commitment is to offer you a safe, warm and respectful space for you to realize more of your potential,to be the artist of your life and create the life you wish for. It’s never too late to make changes. Just as every thought and action of your past has created who you are today, so it is that every thought and action in this very moment will create your future.
Walk the talk
I strongly believe the importance of a person who is in the role of a mentor or therapist to walk the talk, and therefore live life congruently, with integrity and sincerity, especially if these are also the qualities he/she is helping the client to inculcate for their own healing.
Integrative approach with a heart of mindfulness
The therapy I offer is flexible to acknowledge and respect that no two people are the same and therefore my approach reflects this. Depending on the person and their circumstances, I draw from different approaches, including CBT and person centred.
What I have found however is that the ability to pause and deepen one’s awareness serves foremost as a first important step regardless of what other approaches may also be used. This is the purpose of mindfulness meditation.
Research has now shown the many benefits of mindfulness meditation, which include:
- reduction in stress/anxiety
- natural antidote for depression
- helps develop confidence
- improves relationships
- enhances the ability to relax more deeply
For over 15 years I have practised meditation both in the West and in India. My work as a therapist is very much influenced by my own daily meditation practice, several years of training under the guidance of Tibetan Buddhist (Dzogchen) and Indian Advaita masters and personal meetings and instruction from H.H Dalai Lama.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in therapeutic counselling 2009
- Meditation/mindfulness/Vipassana meditation courses and retreats India, Nepal and Bhutan 2010-2014
- Mindfulness in Psychotherapy course 2010
- Mind and Life Conference chaired by H.H Dalai Lama 2010
- Study of Buddhist teachings, psychology and meditation under the guidance of a Tibetan Buddhist Lama 2004-2007
I’m a professionally trained and qualified counsellor/psychotherapist. I am a registered member (MBACP) with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and as such I am regulated by their code of ethics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Free telephone consultation
- £40 for individual face-to-face counselling
- £40 for individual telephone counselling or Skype video counselling
Maps & Directions
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