Den Patrick (Dip.Couns)
The Flame Centre - Unit 3D
50 Westminster Bridge Road
15-23 St. Pancras Way
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 London Gestalt Centre near Kings Cross St. Pancras. 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
- 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
Each session is £50 payable in cash at the beginning of the session.
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|
I am available for sessions at London Gestalt Centre near Kings Cross St. Pancras, The Flame Centre near Waterloo Station, and the Sunflower Centre in Brockley (SE4) on Wednesday mornings.
Types of client