Welcome to Talk Dynamic personal therapy
The current global situation is a frightening and uncertain time for all of us. Talking about how it is affecting you can help you with feelings of anxiety, panic or stress. You can do this from home through telephone or online video connection and so stay safe and continue to self isolate.
I am offering counselling by telephone or online during the current and evolving Government guidelines on limiting contact with others outside your household.
All sessions by telephone or online will be £45 (£55 couples).
As the situation changes I will be open for in-person counselling again whilst observing national instructions and any particular requirements you may need. My counselling room offers sufficient space to distance to 2 metres and has large windows for fresh air.
Currently in my staff job, I am working with clients with long term medical conditions and some in the Vulnerable Group who have to manage increased lockdown measures. I have listened to the range of feelings and challenges that many are going through.
Please contact me if you would like to try counselling through telephone or online and I can explain how it works and help you set up for a video call.
I am Lisa Hitchen, a BACP accredited counsellor, professionally trained in several approaches. I can offer short term or longer term therapeutic counselling from my calm, counselling space in my home in Lewisham or telephone or online therapy. I work with people of all ages and backgrounds from young children to older adults. This is your counselling and you choose how we work together. Please call me for a chat to find out more.
Anyone that is going through personal, emotional or mental health difficulties could benefit from counselling.
Anxiety, depression, panic attacks, lack of confidence, trauma, abuse, relationship or family problems, loss of a loved one. These are just some of the reasons people access counselling.
Through working together, I can help you to help yourself to make choices and changes, find acceptance and manage your life.
Investing time and energy in yourself could be the most powerful decision you make. It could help you see yourself and your world with a new perspective and give you the tools to make changes, get in touch with your feelings and become empowered.
We are all on personal journeys to learn about ourselves and our lives. The trouble is so often we only have the wisdom of insight after it is needed! Counselling can increase your awareness of what is going on around you and offer you the tools to make changes in the present moment. It can help you to reconsider where you are and reflect on the positive as well as reappraise the negative. If you are anxious, you can learn strategies to help you reduce your anxiety. Counselling can support you to develop ways to become more assertive. If you are disconnected emotionally, it can help you to feel your feelings and respond to them. We can explore anything you want to bring in a confidential space, without judgement.
Whether you are working, moving towards work or planning a career, education or work break for whatever reason, working life is complex and full of changes. In this 21st century world, the speed and demands on our time have grown but the routines of working, travelling, caring and domestic life are still there. Counselling can help you find perspective on all this, explore tricky work problems or relationships, help you with a change in direction or a better balance between life and work.
Both individuals and couples can benefit from the process of counselling to explore relationships. It is an opportunity to hear yourself and your partner, to focus on how you relate to each other and examine areas of stuckness and negative patterns. It can help you work on difficulties without arguing, build a new relationship or mend one that is flagging. Big changes like having children can be explored. Or, if you are wanting to end a relationship, it can help you fathom out how to do this.
Children and young people have a lot of challenges these days. Rapidly changing technology with its social and visual demands for attention as well as the growing pains of changing bodies, moods, relationships. Environmental issues, wars and uncertainty. All can have an impact on mental health and different ways of coping might include self-harm, drugs or suicidal thoughts. Having counselled many young people, I see they often have a greater receptivity to counselling than adults - whether through play, creative work or talking therapy. Change can happen as a result. Whatever you or your child brings, we can explore it.
We are social creatures and mostly live or are connected to family. But that does not mean we always get on. Being able to consider your family connections, past and present and the ways people relate to each other can help you to communicate differently. Also, to understand and accept how and why others are like they are - by standing in their shoes. Counselling could also help you to set up better boundaries, speak up for your needs and negotiate shared work and caring responsibilities.
Change and endings happen throughout life. The fast pace of moving forwards means ourselves and others expect us to get over loss and get on with life when we might not be ready to. Whether you have lost a parent, a partner, a child, moved home or country, lost contact with friends or lost your identity through new roles or decreased abilities, counselling can provide time and space to be heard, to feel and to acknowledge those changes.
Your childhood and the ways your carers built a relationship with you and the challenges of that past life all link to how you are today. Taking time to unpick this can help you in the present. You will become more aware of how others' ways of relating do not have to be how you have to be. Your new awareness will open up a greater field of vision for you - to see the past and to see the present with a wider and deeper perspective. That empowers you to makes the changes you want to make.
'I had an incredibly positive experience of counselling with Lisa. Something of a lifeline during a very worrying relationship breakdown. Lisa's calm and holistic approach led me through initial crisis management towards picking up some of the deeper behaviours and attitudes which had led to the current sadness. I recommend her services wholeheartedly.' Client A
'Lisa has been incredible and has given me a lot of support and has made me feel better. I didn't set a goal but I did express an interest in understanding my emotions and the reasons why things have happened - I feel Iike I have done this.' Client B
'Being able to come to a safe place and talk about things that are bothering me without being judged is absolutely priceless. I have increased self-awareness, reflected on certain issues and learnt to find my own way of dealing with them.' Client C
Abuse, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger, Attachment issues, Autism, Behavioural issues, Cancer, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ issues, Men’s issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Obsessions, Online therapy, Phobias, Pregnancy, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Relationships therapy, Redundancy, Self-harm, Sexual behaviour, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Telephone counselling, Trauma counselling, Work related issues.
09:00 – 17:00
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm