Siggi HallingIntegrative counsellor
Counselling during COVID-19
In line with current government guidelines, I am having to suspend face-to-face sessions. However, I will be conducting counselling via Zoom or by phone. I will resume face-to-face counselling when it is safe to do so.
If you are seeking therapy it is probably because you are unhappy with your life at the moment and you want to try and find out why that is and what you can do about it.
You may feel that you are lacking in self-confidence and self-esteem; you may have inexplicable low moods or general feelings of anxiety; you may have difficulties forming relationships; you may have experienced a bereavement or loss, either recently or in the past; you may have been the victim of sexual or emotional abuse.
Alternatively, everything in your world could be find but you just feel dissatisfied and disenchanted with life and you don't know why but would like to talk it through with someone. Someone who's prepared to understand where you are coming from and who will not judge you. Someone who will try to 'get you'.
This is the starting point of what I consider to be a unique journey which we will undertake together.
It is a journey where you will have the chance, possibly for the first time, to speak openly and honestly about what is troubling you - your thoughts, your feelings, your fears, your anxieties - as well as talking about your hopes, desires and ambitions for the future.
It is a journey where we will explore different experiences and relationships in your life and how they have informed your sense of who you are and how you see others and the world around you.
But most importantly, through this journey you will have the opportunity to see that your life is full of possibilities and that there are many different ways in which you can respond to your experiences.
It is the realisation that you have this freedom of choice that I believe to be the greatest gift of therapy.
Because through it comes change. A change which offers you the chance to be the person you would truly like to be and to live the life you would truly like to live.
Although I have experience in dealing with a wide range of issues, I have a particular interest in all forms of psychological issues that relate to past trauma or childhood attachment difficulties, especially PTSD and OCD.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
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Training and qualifications
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Regent's University, London.