9a Mansfield Road
The Bridge Therapy
92-94 Tooley Street
I help people deal with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, sexuality and gender identity. I work in Chessington and London Bridge and offer once-weekly sessions on a short, medium or long-term basis. I find that people who haven't been to counselling before prefer to start with a few sessions to see how it goes. The counselling process then continues for as long as the client feels it is helpful.
People generally seek out a counsellor to help with a particular issue. Sometimes we can limit the work to this specific issue, but often we find that it is not quite that straight-forward and clients find that there are many interwoven and interdependent issues that come to the fore. Psychodynamic therapy is flexible enough to work on a focus issue or across the whole life, including the contributions of childhood experiences. We often find that current life issues have their roots in early childhood when our basic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving are laid down in neural patterns in our brains.
I work collaboratively with my clients - a joint effort to understand and process what lies behind the current life difficulties. It is a journey of discovery that may be enjoyable, enlightening, empowering and also sometimes painful as unreslved emotions are released. I believe that the counsellor is merely a facilitator of natural healing processes that reside within each of us.
The process is not just about looking backwards, it is also about searching for meaning and purpose to find greater enrichment from the future. Often this is about finding our authentic selves and gaining the courage to express that self rather than living within an outer personality that we have constructed in order to conform to society’s expectations.
If you think that psychodynamic therapy may be for you we would have an initial brief discussion on the phone and then set up an assessment session where we can look together in more detail about whether psychodynamics is the most suitable approach for you. It also gives you a chance to meet me and a taste of what the sessions will be like.
Sessions are held at the same time every week and last for fifty minutes each.
I work at two locations. In Chessington, as part of the Surrey Centre for Natural Health and in London Bridge under the umbrella 'The Bridge Therapy' which comprises myself and a close colleague, Sally-Anne. In London we work from rooms in the Psychosynthesis Trust but we are not otherwise associated with that organisation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic Therapy (BACP Accredited) with Distinction
NLP/Hypnotherapy/Timeline Therapy Master Practitioner
Redhill Counselling Centre (low cost general counselling)
Sutton Counselling Centre (low cost general counselling)
The Albany Trust (LGBT, sexuality and relationships)
I also have several years experience in industry managing and helping people through change and providing training. I have a BSc (Hons) and MSc in Electrical/Electronic Engineering and an MBA and I am a Chartered Engineer.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Chessington - £45 per session/assessment.
London Bridge - £60 per session/assessment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Chessington: Evening appointments on Monday and Thursday. London Bridge: Daytime appointments from Monday 8-10am, Wednesday 2-4pm, Thursday 8-10am.
Types of client