Christine Szpytma MBACP, Couns.Dip.
07724 750 169
Are you feeling low, anxious, overwhelmed, lost or stuck? I can help you manage distressing emotions and negative thoughts. Sometimes these feelings can feel too much to cope with on your own.
Triggers can be:
- Relationship diffficulties
- Family issues
- Work problems
- Health worries
- Lack of self esteem and confidence
- Traumatic life events
You might feel anxiety, depression, panic, lethargy or stress. Very often this can feel overwhelming and you can easily get stuck not knowing how to make things better for yourself.
I can help you discover what is going on and how to improve things. I am an empathetic, professional and effective counsellor. I can assist you to understand the source of your distress and together we can identify strategies to improve your well-being.
How Counselling Works
I offer a warm, compassionate and non judgemental service where you will have the space and time that you need for yourself. I'll work with you to build up trust and rapport between us, so that you can feel comfortable in exploring what is painful for you. I'll then be able to tailor my counselling approach to your needs, whether that is using techniques to counter negative thoughts or patterns of behaviour (such as CBT), or a deeper psycho-dynamic exploration of the difficulties you are facing.
I know that finding a counsellor can be daunting. I want to reassure you that I appreciate this and I will do all I can, to make it feel less so. Please do contact me to find out more.
Training, qualifications & experience
I use an integrative approach, which means that I draw from a number of counselling models, including psychodynamic, attachment based, humanistic and cognitive behavioural therapy. I tailor my approach to your needs and I offer both short and longer term work.
I have undertaken comprehensive training and gained my Counselling Diploma from the respected Minster Centre in London. As an experienced counsellor I have successfully worked with clients on issues of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, relationship difficulties, trauma, addiction, work problems, sexuality and identity, culture, and discrimination. I also have an interest in parenting issues.
I have also undertaken summer school training in couples counselling, at the renowned Tavistock Relationships centre, which specialises in developing couple counselling skills.
I have a history of working in the social sector, and I have worked as a manager in large organisations, and have a good understanding of workplace issues that can have a negative effect, such as work/life balance, stress, bullying, restructures and redundancies.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
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I offer a reduced fee of £25 for our first session, where we can assess what you would like from our counselling work together. I then charge £50 for subsequent 50 minute sessions.
Couples £30 first session, then £65.
I have a certain number of concession appointments available for those on low income, daytimes only at £30.
I am a member of the BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework. I work from a bright and comfortable counselling room, with easy access to the tube, buses, and on street parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday - Daytime and Evening
Types of client