Counselling in Central LondonMary Cronin (MBACP Accred. UKRCP) - Psychodynamic Counselling
I am an experienced, professionally trained and qualified psychodynamic counsellor and supervisor.
I have many years experience of clinical practice providing focussed, short-term and open-ended longer term counselling. I also provide one-off consultations.
I have in-depth experience of working with a broad range of concerns and difficulties and have continued to develop my clinical expertise through further training and professional development in specific areas.
In addition to private practice, I have over twenty years experience of working with both staff and students in higher education.
I have in-depth experience of working with people from all walks of life and from socially and culturally diverse backgrounds.
I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I work to to the BACP Code of Ethics.
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provides an opportunity to talk about difficulties in a safe and contained
environment with a trained professional.
My experience has taught me that talking to someone who is trained to listen and respond to your concerns in a particular way, can be helpful. It may not necessarily 'cure' you or change the past, but it can often allow you to move on in your life and can facilitate further positive change.
We can all face difficulties in our lives at some time or another and can find life
and relationships difficult at times.
Sometimes these difficulties resolve themselves without the need for outside help but sometimes they persist.
Sometimes these difficulties are generated by recent life events such as change, bereavement or job loss.
Sometimes they arise from the accumulation of feelings and problems that have occured throughout life and have remained unresolved and can be experienced as anxiety, depression, lack of self esteem or problems with identity, work and relationships.
Sometimes you may not feel you have a specific difficulty, but you may feel a sense of dissatisfaction or that you are stuck in your life or you would like to improve the quality of your relationships and how you deal with life's challenges.
Counselling provides an opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings within the
safety of a therapeutic relationship, which can in turn help you to process unresolved feelings, gain insight and understanding and can facilitate positive change.
I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :
- Anxiety and Depression
- Self Esteem
- Panic Attacks
- Relationships and interpersonal problems
- Traumatic Experiences
- Bereavement and Life Crisis
- Work Problems
- Stuckness and Transitions
- Eating disorders
My practice is based within five minutes walk of Liverpool Street Station and is within easy reach of The City of London, Barbican, Islington, Shoreditch, Spittlefields, Clerkenwell, Dalston, London Bridge, South Bank and Southwark.
What happens when you contact me?
I will usually offer you an initial consultation consisting of one or two
I will explore with you why you would like help, answer any questions you may have and think together with you about what the best way forward is in addressing your needs.
I will consider other alternatives e.g. a referral with you if it is felt that counselling does not fit your needs at this particular time.
Many people can find the consultation in itself therapeutic or that it helps them to
clarify their situation in a more active way.
By the end of the consultation you will be in a better position to decide whether to
continue with counselling.
If we decide to work together we will consider whether to work in the short or long
term and agree a regular time to meet and a fee. Appoinments normally take place at
the same time each week and last 50 minutes
The fee for the consultation is £60 per session. Fees for further sessions are by negotiation