Dennis Rice, Anxiety Counsellor
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A warm welcome to Therapy4u. My name is Dennis and my hope is that we will share a journey together in terms of learning new ways to address and help your anxiety.
Perhaps you have noticed you are becoming increasingly anxious over things which used to just bounce off you? Or are depressed following the loss of a loved one, a change in employment, or just that life in general is getting you down. You might even have noticed that a habit you previously developed to simply let off steam is becoming addictive and unhelpful? Maybe a relationship, either current or past, is proving to be something you are struggling to cope with?
Contrary to popular myth seeing a therapist regarding any of the above doesn't expose a weakness or a failing in you, but rather strength. Reaching out to someone else, and in doing so facing up to the fact that we have a problem we cannot solve on our own, requires courage. And if shame was stopping you from doing so before, remember that the antidote to shame is sharing.
I am a fully qualified counsellor who has sat where you are right now, not just because our training requires us to have personal therapy, but because my life also became unmanageable. I reached out to Gamblers Anonymous (GA) in 2009 when I realised that gambling had cost me a complete loss of self. I later went to work as a a voluntary prison liaison officer for GA, which included running meetings inside prisons, and from that decided to became qualified beyond simply listening.
I trained at the Gestalt Centre in London, acknowledged as one of the world's leading centres for psychotherapy and counselling. This included the huge benefit of my working as a pro bono counsellor at the mental health charity MIND for more than two years, and in doing so watching people turn their lives around through empathy and support.
I offer sessions starting at £40 for 50 minutes to students and the low waged, moving up to £65 if they see me in East London, and £85 in Clerkenwell (the extra £20 is required to cover the room hire). Counselling via Skype/Whats App is at a reduced £50 per 50 minutes.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss the type of therapy you need.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling from the Gestalt Centre, London.
- Introductory Certificate in Humanistic Counselling from the Gestalt Centre, London.
- I also have an honours degree in English Literature (2:1).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Drug addiction
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with clients who express what some psychotherapists refer to as "complicated grief," that is to say feelings around loss which are so overwhelming that it feels like you can't move on, that they just won't go away.
I am also interested in how the body itself can hold and remember trauma going way back, and also how stimulating and mobilised clients can become when they start to get back in touch with what is going on in their bodies.
"The body never lies. Whenever you move, walk or talk, you bring with you all your life." Martha Graham, dancer and performer.
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£65 for a 50 minute session in Bow, East London; or £85 at the Farringdon practice ( about the same walking time to both Farringdon and Angel Islington stations).
I also offer a reduced fee of £50 for a 50 minute Skype or telephone counselling session.
I am a fully qualified Gestalt counsellor and therapist (www.therapy4u.online) offering help for clients with anxiety, stress, bereavement, and relationship difficulties. I am also interested in helping clients who suffer with addiction, which I have considerable experience in as a former prison liaison officer with Gamblers Anonymous, who has also helped members of Narcotics Anonymous.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday-Friday 9am-8pm, saturdays 9am-1pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|