Den Patrick (Dip.Couns)
Life moves quickly. Often there doesn’t seem to be time to absorb what has happened or how it has affected us. Other times we might have a sense that something is wrong without being able to articulate what it is.
Therapy provides a space to slow down and reflect, whether in a time of crisis, such as a relationship breakdown or job redundancy, or for personal development, where people seek to know themselves more deeply.
Little by little, Gestalt therapy seeks to give the client a greater awareness of themselves, their circumstances, and their ways of relating. Counselling can also provide support during difficult or trying times.
I believe counselling can benefit anyone who is genuinely curious about themselves and provides a place where personal growth can occur. I often describe counselling as ‘work’ to clients, and it can be some of the richest and most rewarding work a person can do.
I am available for counselling sessions at the following locations:
Therapy Space East in Shoreditch (Consultations by appointment only).
London Gestalt Centre near Kings Cross St. Pancras.
The Flame Centre near Waterloo / Lambeth North tube station
Why not give me a call or drop me an email for a consultation? We can then book an initial session and you can get a sense of how I work and if I am a good fit for you.
Counselling sessions are fifty minutes long and require a weekly commitment to attend. The session will be at the same time and place each week wherever possible. I initially suggest to new clients that we work together for twelve weeks.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my training with Birkbeck and then went on to study a Diploma in Gestalt Counselling with the London Gestalt Centre (a BACP accredited course). I have worked with men and women and worked with a variety of issues such as family dynamics, difficult relationships, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, work place harassment and I have supported clients in recovery from eating disorders.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Each session is payable in cash at the beginning of the session. Sessions are £50-60 depending on location.
Sessions are confidential but I may discuss issues with my supervisor from time-to-time in order to serve my clients to the best of my ability. This is a requirement of the BACP (British Association of Counselling Practitioners) of which I am a member. The client’s anonymity is protected in supervision.
I have a background in performing arts and in publishing, so I understand the problems faced by creatives and people in the public eye. That said I am happy to work with people from all walks of life.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday mornings: Waterloo / Lambeth North tube station Friday mornings: Shoreditch Other week days: Kings Cross St. Pancras.
Types of client