Personal Therapy - Bromley, SE London & Online
We find ourselves in the midst of unexpected and frightening times. It can help to be able to talk about the worst of your fears, and you can do so whilst self-isolating from the safety of your own home or office.
For the duration of the coronavirus crisis I will be offering counselling via Skype or other online medium due to government requirements to self-isolate. If you are unfamiliar with its' use do give me a call and I can talk you through setting it up. Because of the difficulty experienced by many who are losing their means of support, all sessions will be at a flat rate of £40 (couples £50) when offered in this way.
Please stay safe, and remember who you are self-isolating for.
My name is Sally Spigner, I am a professionally qualified, BACP registered counsellor offering both short and longer term psychotherapeutic counselling. I am based in a relaxed and peaceful office within my home in Bromley and work with adult and teenage clients, both in person face to face and online. I work in a person-centred way, you are in charge of your own counselling - how long it lasts for and which way you want it to go, and I also incorporate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), positive psychology and mindfulness holistic approaches.
Counselling doesn't need to be a daunting or frightening experience, let me help to put your mind at ease. Please feel free to call for a chat first.
Talk - discuss your concerns in complete confidentiality
Think - process events which have happened
Act - calmly, assertively and with direction
1 in 4 of us in the UK will find ourselves struggling with mental health challenges every year and suicide is the biggest killer of men aged under 50.
If you are overreacting to day to day situations and don't know why, feeling angry all the time or overly tearful, or perhaps unable to make what should be the simplest of decisions, at these times counselling can help you to regain your balance. Consider counselling as promoting mental fitness, in the same way as you might enrol in a gym for your physical health.
There is absolutely no need for you to face your problems alone.
Don't let indecision or fear hold you back. Therapy can give you tools to lower your stress levels, strategies to help to reduce anger or anxiety, help you to become more assertive or to get in touch with your emotions. Learn to notice the good things in your life rather than concentrating on what is wrong with it. We can explore just about any problem which you are facing in a calm, confidential and non-shaming way.
Careers are a very different thing today compared to when our parents started work. You are far more likely to retrain several times during the course of your working life, due to changes in your family role, companies closing down, a desire to seek more meaningful contribution or even changes in your own physical abilities. You may have several jobs at one time, as opposed to a career for life, be supporting yourself while you pursue an acting break, or wanting to take a gap year to travel.
Are you being overlooked for promotion because you don't have enough presence in your organisation, or perhaps losing staff and you don't know why? Together we can explore your feelings about your career, start to plan a complete change in direction, or see how you might achieve a better work/life balance. We can discuss redundancy, getting the best out of your team, role play interview skills, identify strengths and weaknesses, examine workplace bullying or consider how you start a case for industrial tribunal.
Gain perspective on family situations by discussing them with a third party completely unattached to the outcome, learn to speak so that professionals and your loved ones will listen, discuss your feelings about challenges with starting a family, establish boundaries where before there were none. It is important to recognise what challenges you had when you were younger and how they have affected you moving forwards, we often downplay our childhood losses in the belief that others have it far worse, but these were your losses and will have affected how you view your world. Talking therapy gets you used to being more open with others and gives you insight into the way in which you think.
Therapy can help you to identify unhelpful patterns in your relationships and enable you to resolve issues rather than argue, ignore or run from them. It is possible to fall in love with your partner again and counselling can help you to come closer together, or conversely assist you to get your head around ending a relationship which you have been struggling for a long time to leave. Our roles in relationships change as we age, from child to teenager, young adult to parent, perhaps on to becoming a carer for your own parents. You might be exploring your own sexual identity or even considering gender reassignment. All of these types of relationship change can cause anxiety as you pass through them, but can also be seen as opportunities for growth rather than loss.
There are many sorts of loss in life; moving home, divorce, injury, losing jobs, bereavement or stillbirth, losing touch with friends, losing our physical or mental capabilities as we age, loss of sex drive or identity around the menopause, death of our beloved pets to name but a few. Often we can feel that we have to put on a brave face for those who are close to us, so we might never acknowledge our own feelings of grief and despondency, therapy can be a safe environment in which you can let those feelings out.
Burnt Ash Lane, Bromley BR1 5GD
Tel: 07712 011180 e: firstname.lastname@example.org Do mention when you are actually able to come and visit (days, times etc) so that I can check that I have a suitable appointment free. You do not need to attend on the same day/time each week.
Monday - Thursday: 7am - 8pm Friday 11.30am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 12.30pm
ADHD, Abuse, Alcohol or substance misuse, Anger management, Anxiety, ASD, Assertiveness, Bereavement, Caring, Career issues, Couples counselling, Cultural differences, Depression, Destructive behaviour, Disability, Divorce, Domestic violence, Emotional eating, Exam stress, Family issues, Fears, Food control, Friendship, Increasing the meaning in your life, Infertility, Isolation, LGBTQ concerns, Loneliness, Loss of direction, Low self-worth, Mental cruelty, Mindfulness and relaxation, Miscarriage, Mixed race relationships, Narcissistic relationships, Negative thinking, Parenting, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Shyness, Shame, Self-sabotage, Stress, Stillbirth, Suicidal thoughts, Surgical trauma, Transitions, Teenage angst, Unemployment, Workplace bullying.
BACP Registered counselling in Bromley, both in person and via Skype