Hi, I'm Candy, a qualified integrative counsellor based in South West London.
I am very interested in difference and diversity, the needs and goals of each of my clients are important to me and therefore, I offer a unique and tailored counselling service. I am also trained to offer long-term or open-ended therapy.
I aim to create a calm and non-judgemental environment where you are guided to freely explore your present and past. I will listen to you and help you to have insight into your thoughts and feelings. I will support you with your needs, enabling you to make positive decisions about your life.
I understand what it feels like to be under pressure in an intensively demanding and challenging creative environment and how that can affect your self-esteem, self-confidence, it can create anxiety and depression but also experience of isolation, loneliness and stress. I believe that changing your perspective often enables a passion for life to return and with it goals accomplished and aspirations realised.
The integrative approach (a combination of Person Centred and Psychodynamic theories) I employ puts the client at the centre of the therapy. The client is encouraged and gently guided to express their experiences in their own time and in their own way, leading to inner discovery.
Emphasis is placed on giving time to reflect upon different aspects of the issues raised and identified, through the exploration of the past and importantly the connection between the past and the present.