“Growth occurs when individuals confront problems, struggle to master them, and through that struggle develop new aspects of their skills, capacities, views about life.”
~ Carl Rogers
Relationship Counselling and Therapy in Central London
Are you feeling anxious, depressed or angry because of unfulfilling relationships? Resolving relationship issues would likely change how you feel about life.
As a relationship counsellor, I help couples and individuals think about all the relationships in life: with self, with family, with partner and with the world at large. I believe the quality of these relationships is at the centre of our life experiences, shaping our identity and affecting our ability to flourish.
I have worked with couples of diverse backgrounds and relationship issues. Even though all couple relationships go through ups and downs, when there are particularly testing circumstances or when problems seem intractable, couple counselling can be useful in working through issues and restore sense of safety and connection in the relationship. When working with couples, I focus primarily on the dynamic of emotions as the key to understand destructive patterns and disconnections but also offer practical strategies to manage stress and conflicts.
Another very important relationship is one we have with ourselves. You may have recognised that the feeling of not being good enough is holding you back from achieving goals in life. Or perhaps you have noticed you tend to avoid negative feelings and potential conflicts to the detriment of your own happiness and growth. Exploring these and other issues may help you live more authentically, engage with the world more fully and achieve a firmer sense of purpose and well-being.
My training encompasses psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Attachment theory, Mindfulness practice and Positive Psychology. The relationship issues I counsel my clients with range from managing anxiety and depression, developing self-confidence, dating, sexual problems, recovery from break-ups and affairs, parenting concerns and divorce and separation. More about my training here.
'It wouldn't be dramatic to say that you have truly helped change our lives - both as a couple and as individuals.' - CL
'Alison's calm manner and compassionate non-judgemental approach anchored us and allowed us to work through issues.' - BP and TC
My consulting room is a safe confidential space where you, and your partner, can learn to talk about anything with honesty and compassion. I practice in two locations: Marylebone in Central London, within easy reach of public transport hubs in Oxford Circus, Euston Station and Paddington, and Highgate in North London.
Concessions are offered to students and people in need.