The most important relationship in your life is one with yourself. It is the only constant relationship you will ever have. in Lewisham

Qualified BACP Counsellor, a CBT Therapist and Psychotherapist.

About me

Hello and welcome. My name is Joyce and I am a qualified CBT Therapist and Psychotherapist.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I am bound by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedures.

The most important relationship in your life is one with yourself. It is the only constant relationship you will ever have. Therefore, the relationship with yourself determines everything.

We will work together in therapy, in the way that is suitable for you, to promote emotional health and well-being in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space. Therapy sessions usually vary from short-term and long-term sessions and you can choose how long you would like your sessions to last.

I have several years' experience as an integrative Counsellor and offer affordable counselling in Southeast London and online, working with adults, older adults, young people, children and families, from diverse backgrounds.

My specialist areas are:

Addictive behaviour (food, sex, drug, alcohol)
Anger management
Bereavement/grief and loss
Betrayal -Divorce
Childhood abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)
Communication problems
Depression Mental health (bipolar, OCD, anxiety/panic attacks/) stress, and trauma.
Family Problems
Low Self Esteem
Relationship and marital issues
Self-image/self-belief and confidence issues
Spiritual growth
Sleep Problems
Still born

Training, qualifications & experience

Integrative Humanistic Advanced Diploma (2 years)
Certificate in Person-centred and Psychodynamic Counselling
Certificate in CBT Counselling

Why choose therapy?

If you are encountering problems and find yourself suffering emotionally, feeling stuck or overwhelmed, then counselling can help you.

Whether it is a specific event or transition in your life, the roots of your struggles may seem vague, with repeating patterns in your life, such as depression, anxiety, unhealthy relationships stress, worry, or addictions.

You may look within, with the view to addressing your problems, searching for positive ways to explore your options, to clarify your thoughts and to develop strategies in coping with life, while increasing your self-awareness in the process.

What is Psychotherapy/Counselling?

Psychotherapy / counselling also known as "talking therapy" is a "special" kind of conversation between the therapist and client. They work together to foster insight and understanding, to ease suffering and discover a life of meaning, authenticity and connection. Simply being able to speak to someone in a confidential and safe space, results in anxiety reduction and an abundance of peace.

How do I work?

My theoretical model is Integrative which includes Psychodynamic (exploring past experiences in relationships and family attachments that affect the present behaviour, and interactions with others) and Person-Centred approach (a non-judgemental, empathic, honest (here-and-now experience).

My contact details:
Please contact me via the details attached, for an initial chat in seeking help about your needs and goals.

The first session is to explore and understand your problems better and discuss whether counselling would be helpful. We can then arrange subsequent sessions to be held either weekly or fortnightly, according to your needs. A review of the therapy will be done periodically and where the counselling therapy will eventually come to an end at a satisfactory time.

In response to COVID-19, I am now offering online/Zoom, Skype and phone sessions to allow new and current clients to continue to access support, from the safety of their home.

Concessionary rates are also available for students, the elderly and disabled.

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22 weeks ago
Joyce Prendergast
Joined: Jan 2021