Suzanne Foster Counselling in Battersea / Clapham Common and Balham
I would like to introduce you to my counselling practice in Battersea / Clapham Common Westside in South West London.
I offer counselling and therapy to individuals. Please note I do not offer couples counselling.
I am a Registerd BACP Integrative Counsellor and therapist whose practice is informed by person-centred, existential and psychodynamic theories.
I imagine that if you are visiting my website that something is troubling you or causing you distress. I hope that I can be of help.
Below are some of the issues I have experience in working with in my practice:
- Relationship Issues
- Anger Management
- Self Esteem
- Life Choices and Decisions
- Sexuality/Sexual Identity
- Addictive Behaviour
- Changing work or career path
- Loss of direction and creativity
We will all experience degrees of some of these difficulties in our lives and its true that problems and illness are part of normal life. However when we feel overwhelmed by these problems and are left frustrated and unhappy with our lives, it may help to see a therapist or counsellor, to work with the creative energy behind self defeating patterns to find more satisfying ways of living.
"The aim of Counselling and Therapy is to provide an opportunity for a client to work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way" - British Association of Counselling and Pyschotherapy, 1991
Therapy is about examining your life; this can include changing unhelpful patterns of thinking and feeling. It can also be about the limiting ways of relating to others. Both counselling and psychotherapy are focused on helping you to improve your relationships, removing distress from your life and helping you to live a more creative and satisfying life.
The therapy process is often deeply painful, but leads to greater contentment in life. Unfortunately there are no magic wands, and resolution of problems often takes time, courage and determination. You will need to be an active participant in your change process. Therapy is something you do, rather than something which is done to you. My experience over the years has consistently shown therapy to be helpful and very successful for a wide range of problems.
The therapeutic relationship is of prime importance, and is a particular kind of relationship. You can expect to experience it as supportive, but challenging. You can expect to be treated with respect and integrity, and similarly you will be expected to treat others respectfully and with integrity.
How to find me
My practice is close to the neighbouring towns of Balham, Clapham, Clapham Junction and Tooting and easily accessible by public transport. Clapham South tube is an eight minute walk and my practice is on the G1 bus route. Clapham Junction is fifteen minutes away. Parking in the road of my practice is pay and display from 09.30 and free after 5.30pm.
I see clients on a Monday to Friday during the day and evenings.
If you have any questions that you would like to ask, you can call me in complete confidence, and with no obligation on 07818 615512. Alternatively you can Click here to email.
To understand more about how talking to a therapist might help you please Click here.
My 'Counselling Blog' page features a new topic each month. In my November blog I feature an article by Auriol Burgess who started counselling after beeing left with life-cahnging damage afer spinal surgery. To read moreClick here
Suzanne Foster Counselling in Battersea / Clapham Common Westside, close to Balham, Clapham and Tooting.