"Peace is this moment without judgment, this moment in the heart-space where everything that is, is welcome." Dorothy Hunt

 

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Life can get too much sometimes and you’re here because something doesn’t feel right. Perhaps you feel low, or it's a time of transition or maybe there's some distress in an area of your life. The pace of modern life or sometimes your early experiences can promote the notion that you must try and deal with your difficulties by yourself, sweep them under the carpet or put on a brave face. You may have thought that if you keep going, one day you’ll wake up and your problems will have disappeared, but they haven’t. So now it's time to try something new; to seek some help.

 

There's a useful analogy, regarding lifting boxes when moving house. Any boxes that are too heavy to lift on your own, you simply ask someone to lift them with you - you probably wouldn't think twice about doing this. Feelings, emotions and problems can build up and become heavy, just like those boxes, and it’s a great idea to ask someone to help lift them with you, together.

 

Counselling and Psychotherapy offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to help you unpack your boxes; talk about your problems and help you understand your emotional life better. This can include exploring your past; focusing on the present and your current challenges or your future by considering obstacles you may face in achieving your goals. It can be a mixture of any or all of these aspects of your life. This is something we can discuss and, together, decide the areas on which you'd like to focus.

 

My approach is kind, warm and open so you can explore your difficulties with respect and at a pace that's right for you. Sometimes I’ll be more challenging and direct to help you get below the surface and make sense of things that may be holding you back - but I will always be on your side.

As well as talking through your issues there are other techniques I can use, which are effective at helping you understand your problems better, such as: working with images, guided meditation and mindfulness.

Things I can help with include:

  • Feeling depressed, low, lonely or isolated.

  • Stress, anxiety, GAD and panic attacks.

  • Bereavement, loss and grief.

  • Trauma.

  • Addiction.

  • Abuse.

  • Relationship difficulties.

  • Loss of meaning and purpose and lack of fulfilment.

  • Artistic and creative issues and blocks.

  • Self-harm.

  • Eating disorders.

  • Anger management and difficulties dealing with or expressing anger.

  • Sexuality and desire.

  • LGBTQ support.

  • Issues of identity relating to race, gender or ideology.

  • Experiences of bullying or discrimination.

  • Obsessive and compulsive behaviours.

  • Difficulties in making or sustaining affirming relationships.

 

About Me

I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling, from the Psychosynthesis Trust, in London. Psychosynthesis is an integrative style of therapy, meaning I can utilise a range of recognised disciplines to better assist you and your problems.

A key principle of Psychosynthesis suggests that the symptoms of our problems can indicate a deeper meaning or potential trying to emerge in our lives. Our work together will try to discover what that might be. To achieve this I offer a focused approach for a specific issue in short-term work or we can go into more depth for work in the longer term.

 

My training is fully accredited by BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), adhering to their Ethical Framework and therefore I am a Registered Member, fully insured and in monthly supervision.

 

 

First Steps & Fees

The first step is to contact me outlining a little about what's going on for you, via email or we can speak on the phone. This is to decide whether what I offer will be suitable for you. If I believe my approach is not best suited, I will endeavour to make a referral to a different therapist or professional.

We will then arrange a 50 minute initial consultation to discuss your situation further and this is also a chance to get to know each other a little. For this session I charge a discounted rate of £40.

If we decide to work together we will arrange eight, 50 minute sessions, weekly, after which time we will review to see if more sessions will be beneficial to you. This could be another set number of sessions or an open ended arrangement for longer term work.

 

My fee is £60-£90 per session (subject to time and location)

 

 
 

Contact & Location

 

 

 

 

 

My practice is located in two prominant SE London locations:

Shooters Hill Road,

London.

SE3

 

The Psychosynthesis Trust

92-94 Tooley Street,

London Bridge.

SE1 2TH

© Daniel Cochrane