Siggi Halling BA MEd PGDip MBACP
I see clients privately, as well as working as a volunteer counsellor for Mind. I am available from 9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday and my fee is £45 for a 50 minute session, although I offer a concessionary rate for students and those in receipt of benefits.
The first session is very much an 'introductory' meeting, where you have the opportunity to tell me a little about why you have chosen this time in your life to enter into therapy and I can briefly tell you how I like to work, bearing in mind that every client is different and therefore there is no standard approach which I use.
I believe it is always the client that determines the direction and pace of therapy and it is my role to listen attentively to what they choose to talk about, creating an environment of trust and empathy that will allow them to speak openly, without fear of being judged.
As a qualified integrative therapist, that is, having trained in various different therapeutic modalities, including; Psychodynamic, Existential and Humanistic, I'm able to draw on a range of different theories, techniques and perspectives when looking at what a client is finding challenging in their life.
However, at the end of the day, I subscribe to what Carl Jung once said;
" Learn your theories well but put them aside when you confront the mysteries of the living soul."
I am not an expert offering solutions to problems, I am a human being with experience and training, who is prepared to embark on a journey with a fellow human being who wishes to resolve certain difficulties they are facing. The end result being to enable them to gain a greater awareness of themselves, their relationship with others and the world they live in.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PGDip Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regent's University, London
- Volunteer counsellor, Hillingdon Mind, Uxbridge
- OCD Support Group facilitator, Buckinghamshire Mind/OCD Action.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Personality disorders
£45 per session
Concessionary rate for students and those in receipt of benefits
Over recent years I've become particularly interested in the therapeutic benefits of Mindfulness as a means of coping with many of life's difficulties, especially in relation to anxiety and PTSD.
OCD is also a special area of work for me, as I have personal experience of this condition and understand how debilitating it can be.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9am to 8pm Monday to Friday.
Types of client