A very warm December welcome to my website.
In his new book ‘The School of Life – An Emotional Education’ the philosopher Alain de Botton makes a BIG statement. He writes ‘In the school of self-knowledge, psychotherapy may be the single most useful intervention of the last 200 years’.
As we approach the start of a new year, 2020, are you thinking of making some positive changes in your life?
For nearly 18 years I’ve been helping hundreds of individuals and couples do just that – make a positive difference to their lives. Can I do the same for you?
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist based in Wimbledon and I also supervise the work of other therapists. The difficulties I help people with are relationship problems, anxiety, depression, anger & frustration, feeling stuck, OCD, personality problems, work/career issues and much more besides. To see if you think I might be able to help you please take a look at what some of my former clients have to say here, get in touch and let’s talk.Contact Allan
“I had an idea when I started therapy that it was quite an indulgent thing to do, that I should get in and out as quickly as possible. In fact, it became a regular meeting for around two years
A lot of the early sessions were quite emotional, I cried a lot. It helped to have someone to talk to who really listened. I think the greatest progress came after those initial sessions though, once I had let out some of the more raw emotions that I was feeling and built up trust with Allan through doing so. Allan helped me to explore assumptions about myself and other people’s opinions of me that I hadn’t even realised I had been making. Self awareness only takes you so far – having someone reflect back to you, in the safe space created by therapy, what it feels like to talk to you, to build a relationship with you, brought me far more insight that i could have found on my own.
Over time, the process of therapy greatly changed my view of myself and my approach to social situations, and a number of people close to me have commented on how much more at ease with myself I seem.”