How do I work?
I work face to face and online (Zoom, Whattsapp video), I also offer telephone counselling and talking while walking.
By trying to express our deepest thoughts, feelings and concerns without being judged often helps ease the emotional weight that may be holding us back.
Together we can try and work it out.
We will go at your pace.
I will not push you to talk about anything you are not ready for. However, I will tentatively encourage you to go deeper and perhaps consider the origins of the feelings you are experiencing.
If you have any queries about counselling - please do get in touch. I will be happy to answer any questions or doubts you may have.
I get asked that many times and the answer is emotional pain has many faces.
I see adults living with the repercussions of,
Difficult family dynamics,
Confusion, about why life is as it currently is.
I will support you closely while you look inward.
Anything you share with me stays confidential.
For four years, I attended the renowned Metanoia Institute for training in counselling and psychotherapy on an accredited course. This was tutor-led.
Part of my rigourous training consisted of 480 hours of client-facing work which was supervised. This means an experienced counsellor that follows the same code of ethics as I do oversaw my counselling work.
For one year I worked as a counsellor at an organisation in Ealing offering subsidised counselling.
Also for nearly four years I've worked at Kingston Bereavement Service.
It is my professional as well as personal duty to do what is called CPD, Continued Personal Development.
This means I keep up to date with the latest research for my counselling modality and psychotherapy as a whole.
If you would like to read other testimonials please click the link. These clients wavered their anonymity of their own volition to write these. https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=clare+gyde+google+maps&spell=1&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiku87kpoz3AhXQQEEAHU-LAosQBSgAegQIARAy&biw=1440&bih=848&dpr=1#lrd=0x651c3a52d3d95a27:0x99ce88b87d25d673,1,,,
" When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified - or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for.
The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance... provides illumination and healing.
In such situations, deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another. "