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Why Therapy?


Why Therapy?
You might be asking yourself, what is the point?
Therapy helps people to have a private and confidential place to talk about and explore thoughts and feelings. I offer a safe, empathic space to support you through your journey. Talking therapy is proven to help many people to deal with concerns that they find difficult or distressing. This can assist you with living your life more fully. Often, talking in a secure, confidential environment can provide a way back to leading a more fulfilling life.

Why choose me as your therapist?
I trained as a registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at one of the UK’s leading institutions for Psychotherapy, London’s WPF Therapy. This means I work within strict professional guidelines, providing a confidential space for us to meet regularly and work together to explore and gain insight about the issues causing you concern

I have experience of clients with anxiety, depression, abusive relationships, dysfunctional upbringing or relationships, suicidal feelings, or the impact of suicide. I work with survivors of sexual and emotional abuse, work-related stress, eating concerns and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, and those struggling with relationships affected by alcohol or substance abuse, or those who just generally want to get to know themselves better.

What to expect: Sessions last 50-minutes at the same weekly time on an open-ended basis to provide a private and confidential place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. The length of the therapy is discussed together as we proceed.

How therapy helps


Why therapy now? If you have been struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, a specific event or recurring problems of long duration, or you might be generally interested in getting to know yourself better, then therapy can help.

I have experience of helping clients work with many difficulties, including:

  • Abuse (physical, sexual, early neglect)
  • Alcohol and substance use – your own, and others’ impact on you
  • Anger
  • Antidepressants - issues of prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dysfunctional upbringing
  • Eating concerns
  • Family issues
  • Feeling generally low
  • Grief and bereavement – both recent and long-term
  • Health anxiety
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Repeated patterns of relating
  • Stress
  • Substance misuse, addictions
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Parental problems
  • Work issues
The psychodynamic approach to therapy explores your early life experiences and how these may have impacted your current relationships and internal world. What you bring to each therapy session is explored in terms of how your patterns of relating, and the defences that have been set-up to manage difficulties, may transfer and become apparent in how you relate with your therapist. This ‘transference’ is used as an exploratory tool in the therapeutic process, as a window to gain insight into the how and why of what has brought you to therapy, shining light in ways that you may not have been aware of previously. This allows you to reflect on, gain insight and work-through your issues in a safe confidential space, to move forward on your journey to recovery.

Please note that I only work with adults.

Appointments and Key Information


How a session works: I offer adults 50-minute sessions at the same weekly time on an open-ended basis. The length of the therapy is discussed together as we proceed.

  • I work in an open ended approach, but if you feel you have a have a central issue of concern, such as a relationship breakdown, or work issue, we may agree to a fixed-term therapy which can be anything from 12 weeks to 12 months.
Consultations: these take place over two x 50 minute sessions. This will allow you to talk about why you are considering therapy, what you hope to gain from the process and whether psychotherapy with me is right for you.

Fees: £70 per session. Consultations are charged at £50 per session.

Location: Currently I am based online, with a view to offering sessions in London’s City SE1 area (either London Bridge or Cannon Street) and/or Hither Green, Lewisham, when the present environment allows.

Contact me via email: eaton.pslondon@gmail.com (or use the Contact page) and I will call you back to arrange an initial consultation.

Contact


  • London SE1, UK
  • Location: Currently I am based online, with a view to offering sessions in London’s City SE1 area when the present environment allows. Contact me: Send me an email via the link below or a message via the box to the right, and I will call you back to arrange an initial consultation.

Professional Memberships


Professional MembershipsProfessional Memberships
I am a member of the following professional organisations, all of which ensure that I operate according to an Ethical Code of Conduct:

  • MBACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • The FPC (The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling) 
  • UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)

Emergency Contacts


Emergency Contacts
If you are experiencing a crisis/emergency you are advised to contact your GP or to attend your local hospital's Accident & Emergency department.

For out of hours emergencies, please contact:

SamaritansAvailable - 24/7 - 365 days a year - if you need an immediate response, call the freephone number.
Freephone: 116 123
Email: jo@samaritans.org (24 hour response time)
www.samaritans.org

SLaM (South London & Maudesley NHS) - 24 hour mental health support line.
If you, or a family member/friend are in distress and need urgent help or advice contact SLaM's 24 hour mental health support line.
Freephone: 0800 731 2864 

Maytree Respite Centre
(North London) 020 7263 7070
Offers support to those experiencing thoughts of suicide, or are concerned about someone who is.