Amanda Strang - Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Purley CR8 (Croydon) and Shoreditch E1 6PJ
BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council), MBACP (Member of British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
I offer a confidential counselling and psychotherapy service for individual adults at the following locations:
Purley (12-15 minutes walking distance from Purley town centre, within easy access from Croydon and South London)
Shoreditch High Street within easy access from East , Central and The City of London . ( 5 minutes walk from Liverpool Street , Old Street Shoreditch train and overground stations.
Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic sessions are being held via ZOOM ( or by telephone after the first session ) until further notice.
One in four people experience difficulties at some point in their lives and anyone may seek counselling/psychotherapy.therapy. Some people feel stuck in a life without meaning irrespective of their achievements. Others are wanting to make sense of something specific which has happened or is happening in their lives by being heard in confidence, and thought about by a counsellor/psychotherapist.
Psychotherapy can help with a broad range of issues and feelings, including anxiety, stress , depression and low self-esteem. Sometimes people know that they are repeating patterns of thought and behaviour which are unhelpful or even harmful to their well-being. Such repetition, and ineffective ways of coping, can feel inevitable, frustrating and leave individuals feeling unhappy, lonely, and stuck.
It may be very difficult to talk to friends, family or partners about what's troubling you, so working with a counsellor/psychotherapist can provide a fresh perspective on your situation, develop emotional resilience, further your understanding of yourself and others, and enable you to make changes in how you live your life.
Psychotherapy is a conversation and a collaborative process between two people, which takes place on a once-weekly basis, on the same day and at the same time. The therapeutic relationship seeks to further an understanding of the links between current and past relationships, feelings, and behaviour, in order to find an understanding of current difficulties and to live life more fully in the present.
I offer counselling/psychotherapy to individual adults from a diverse range of backgrounds, cultures and sexualities.
I am experienced in helping people with:
Making and sustaining intimate and work-based relationships
Difficulties with food, shopping, and use of the internet
Bereavement and loss
Fear of failure
Low confidence and low self-esteem
Being or becoming a parent
Betrayals, separation and divorce
I am interested in working with whatever people bring to therapy - therefore this is not a definitive list of concerns.