Gita Arbabi PGDip Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Registered Member BACP, FPC
Are you trying to get on with things in life, but your negative thoughts, feelings or patterns get in the way, leaving you feeling anxious or depressed?
I specialise in helping you to free yourself from anxiety, negative feelings and behavioural patterns that have taken hold leaving you feeling stuck, confused, and even more anxious. Nothing is more exhausting than battling with overwhelming feelings every day and not knowing what to do with them.
You may be experiencing:
- flash of anger
- a sense of feeling stuck, confused or anxious, whether in your job, relationship or other aspect of your life
- over-sensitivity and anxiety much of the time
- a feeling of being overwhelmed or out of control
- having negative thoughts that can spiral out of control
- feeling helpless
- Blaming yourself over and over
- difficulty sleeping
- depressed moods and lack of motivation
- difficulty finding a sense of purpose and making decisions
- fear of uncertainty
- feeling stuck in a negative patterns from negative relationship patterns to all sorts of addictions
- relationship difficulties - either clinging to a bad relationship or allowing a good one to spiral out of control
- career difficulties - finding yourself either stuck at a job that you don't like or not being able to find a job suited to your skills or potential
- How I can help you to become free of these difficult feelings
When we are locked in anxiety, depression and all sorts of negative feelings and behaviours, we lose our ability to think. Everything becomes too overwhelming. That is because we have no idea where any of these feelings, thoughts and behaviours are coming from and are not able to 'think' about them. Some of these thoughts and feelings can be difficult to think about, because they are unconscious, rooted in our past experiences and relationships. Unlocking these unconscious roots releases you from anxiety and many other negative feelings and patterns.
In the sessions, I will help you to become 'curious' about your feelings, thoughts, actions and these possible roots. For each and every session, you can bring anything that bothers you and we will work together to understand them and 'think' about your difficult feelings and unravel these puzzling roots. After a while, you'll find yourself being able to think about these intense thoughts and feelings on your own, unlocking yourself from stuckness and negative emotions. This can be a great experience for you, and I assure you that you will be thrilled by what you achieve.
Step by step you will gradually become able to use this tool of thinking at your work, in your relationships and personal life, and build a secure self to rely on at times of anxiety and stress. I will help you to feel more in control and also okay to ‘let go’, and you will find yourself better able to cope with matters that are beyond your control.
Please feel free to browse my website to read my blogs on anxiety and more. I will update you with more blogs.
- The next step
And whenever you're ready, please feel free to contact me on 07776 043 346 to have a chat and see how counselling with me may benefit you.
I’m afraid I’m not taking any new patients on at the moment but I will let you know when a space becomes available. In the mean time, please feel free to read my blogs and I will update you with more blogs in the near future.
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently work for NHS Homerton Hospital as a psychotherapist. I also work as a counsellor and therapist in private practice, Bank City of London and Euston and West hampstead.
I have many years of experience in working with a diverse range of people in the voluntary sectors, the NHS and in private sector. This has provided me with the opportunity of working with people from different backgrounds and with different psychological distress such as depression, chronic fatigue, anxiety and panic attacks, addiction, sexual abuse, trauma, grief and bereavement.
I have also volunteered for Samaritans providing emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
I have gone through a five year intensive psychotherapy training at WPF, one of the leading training centres for psychotherapists in the country and continued working with people from diverse range of backgrounds and different psychological distress at this institute for a while.
I hold a Post-graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice from Roehampton University.
I also have a BSc in Psychology and have done a great deal of research on human behaviour and mental health.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their ethics, standards and practices.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
I charge £60 to £80 considering your circumstances and financial situation. We can think about it together in the initial consultation session.
I offer open-ended sessions that continue for as long is necessary to resolve the issues you’re dealing with.
Maps & Directions
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Types of client