Stephan Solon MBACP
I am a warm, empathic counsellor, skilled and experienced in helping my clients understand and work through difficult, sometimes painful, feelings. The qualities of caring and respect underpin the way I work.
In the face of mental distress our response may be to seek safety in ways that are familiar to us. We might experience ourselves withdrawing from life, fighting it or submitting to some one or thing more powerful than us. Those familiar ways might work for a while, but sometimes they no longer serve us well and lead to deeper distress. Whatever you are facing, I work with the person present with me to create a healing relationship that can help you live the best life you can.
I offer counselling to individual adults. Counselling is a confidential process that helps you explore and address what matters most to you. I have experience counselling people privately and working for a national charity delivering counselling for the NHS. I draw upon my experience and my training as an integrative counsellor to stay with you and work through what you need to at this time in your life.
I recognise seeking counselling can be difficult. There may be a question of trust for you. Perhaps concern about the counselling process, or maybe you feel bad about needing help at all. I can help you explore your concerns and needs in an introductory counselling session, following which you can decide whether you would like to continue the therapeutic work of counselling with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’ve successfully completed a BACP accredited training and have been awarded an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
I have experience counselling people from a wide variety of backgrounds, ages and cultures - all with their own individual therapeutic needs. My work has been both short and long term, face to face and online.
The following list highlights some of the issues I have worked with and could help you with:
● Abandonment & rejection
● Abusive / dysfunctional relationships
● Bereavement, including by suicide
● Childhood abuse
● Family breakdown / divorce
● Life meaning
● Loss / impossibility of relationship
● Suicidal thoughts
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
● £60 - £70 per session
I offer both time limited and open ended counselling. Time limited counselling means the total number of sessions contracted is fixed. It may be short term or long term.
Sessions last approximately 50 minutes from the scheduled start time. They normally take place once a week.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I see clients in Crouch End on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Fridays. Friday counselling sessions are in the morning only. I see clients in Haggerston on Thursday evenings, from 5pm.
Types of client