Wai Kan PG Dip, MBACP
W P F Therapy
23-24 Magdalen Street
Anxiety, stress and mood related issues are very common in modern living. There are times when we feel overwhelmed, stuck, confused or lost.
Therapy can help you to better understand the situation and manage any difficulties you are experiencing right now, make conscious choice and necessary change, through which you may regain your personal power and reconnect to your better self.
My approach- I believe that in each challenge that is presented in our lives lies great potential for self-discovery and personal growth. As a human being, we have infinite possibilities and qualities within ourselves to reach our full potential.
Through our experience of past conditioning and traumas, we might unknowingly become trapped in our old beliefs, attitudes and perceptions of the world around us. If left unchecked, we can be constantly driven by our unconscious fear and needs which can greatly affect our ability in managing our emotions, relationships and challenging situations.
Change is sometimes necessary and inevitable, it may occur naturally or consciously when we allow ourselves to step back and see things with a wider perspective. Change also brings movement and transformation which come from a deeper understanding of the relationship we have with ourselves and others. Through therapy, I can help you to gain a better and deeper understanding of yourself, a fresher and clearer perspective of the situation and the dynamic between you and your world. It may allow you to make more conscious choices and necessary adjustment within yourself and in your environment which would help you to move forward.
My method- I work in both short-term and open-ended. I believe that it is important to tune in to each client's needs and work accordingly.
I understand that therapy can be a daunting experience for many people. My core approach to therapy is client-centred. I listen fully without judgement. My aim is to provide a safe and holding environment for you to explore your issues. I would guide you through your difficulty at an appropriate pace. With care, respect and consideration, I might apply some techniques that aim to help you to better manage your current situation, to gain a deeper understanding of your inner responds and to explore the potential that lie within the issue which may lead to a positive change.
What to expect- In the initial session, we will have the oppotunity to meet and talk about your issues. Whilst discussing the issue that you choose to bring, I may ask some questions about your background and current life situation which would allow me to better understand and visualise your world. It is important for me to get an idea of who you are and the environment you are in. You may ask me questions about the therapy at any time during the session if you wish. At the end of the 50 minutes session, we can decide whether we would like to work together.
It is ok to start our therapeutic relationship one session at a time, or if you feel it is helpful for you, you may book a block of six sessions and we can have a review of our progress before the end of the block before we decide the best way to move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor with a Post-Grad Diploma and a registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a practitioner in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
I have previously worked as a counsellor at The Awareness Centre- a NHS referral counselling service, GMI Partnership where I specialised on gay issues, Positive East where I worked exclusively with HIV patients, and Pace which specialised on LGBT clients.
My main areas of practice and experience are general anxiety disorder, stress reduction, low mood and depression, grief and loss, low self-esteem, relationship issues, lacking meaning and motivation, addiction, sexuality and identity issues, pain management and chronic illnesses.
I am currently running a psychological well-being workshop and a positive health therapy group for the London Central YMCA. I also lead a counselling skill group at the Psychosynthesis Trust.
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
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- 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
- 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
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
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£50 - 50 minutes session
£40 - concession, student and low-income
£40 - 50 minutes Skype/telephone session
£80 - couple counselling
As a registered memeber of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I observe and practice within the ethics in line with the professional body.
All informations and discussions between the client and I are completely confidential except special circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon -Thurs - 8am to 8pm. Fri - Sat - 10am-3pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|