Dougie Robertson MBACP (Accred) UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor
My counselling approach will support you in a compassionate and kindly way that perhaps friends just aren't able to. I will engage you in a reflective dialogue, with the intention of listening deeply and empathically to whats troubling you.
Through this collaborative process, the intention is, that you will develop greater self awareness - of unhelpful mental conditioning from your past, and the problematic ways of coping you habitually cling to - which are often the cause of mental and emotional suffering.
Together, at a pace thats right for you, we will explore more skillful, alternative 'choices' available to you.
My approach also includes learning to turn towards difficult experiences like depression, anxiety, anger or fear with a more kindly approach. This can bring a welcome relief - especially if these states of mind have been with you for some time.
Alongside talking therapy and its therapeutic value I also offer the option of complimentary mindfulness practices, including meditation. These practices are above all, practical in every-day life, supporting the establishing of greater emotional confidence and psychological harmony.
Talking therapy and mindfulness approaches offers a gateway to the discovery of a more authentic you, a more integrated you, more at peace with yourself, loved ones and the world in general.
Clients inform me that I'm an open, friendly and generous therapist with significant awareness of cultural diversity.
Areas I specialise in include:
Couples counselling/betrayals, anxiety disorders, depression, stress, loneliness, low moods, low self esteem/confidence, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, self harm, domestic violence, anger, panic attacks, OCD and phobias, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage issues, LGBTQ Issues, living well with chronic illness, bereavement, loss and more....
Enquiries to Dougie:
Evenings & days available. 9-9pm Couples and Individuals.
M: 07792 128 681
E: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an assessment session or take your individual or couples enquiry further.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Formal training in Couples Counselling
MBACP (Accred) and UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor.
I am fully insured to work in private practice.
I have worked extensively within an NHS setting for the past 7 years offering counselling services.
I have also worked with clients from the LGBT communities.
I attend regular individual and couples supervision in compliance with BACP membership.
I regularly attend Buddhist retreats and mindfulness based professional development courses which I believe benefits others in my counselling work.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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Individual from £60 Couples from £80.
Reduced fees are sometimes available for those on low incomes.
Sessions are usually weekly @ George Lane, in South Woodford E18.
An assessment is vital to focus the work.
Long and short term work available.
Parking Available. Central Line, South Woodford Tube (Epping Branch)
My therapy space is only a minutes walk from South Woodford Central Line Underground Station and only a few minutes by car from the end of the M11 and junction 26 of the M25.
London City Airport and Doclands are just 15mins drive away.
Bus Routes: 179,W12,W13,W14
There is free parking locally in Sainsburys with max 2 hours stay.
There is also meter parking which is free after 6.30pm.
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Type of session
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Day and evening appointments available.
Types of client