A gentle, professional approach for individuals needing support
John Foley, Psychotherapist and Counsellor
BPC, MBACP, FPC.
I offer Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and counselling. I have a consulting room in Peckham, London SE15, and also at at London Bridge/Borough. I work on-line too. I offer a secure and confidential setting in which to talk about whatever issues may be troubling you – whether it is anxiety, depression, repeating patterns of behaviour, addictions, problems in relationships, bereavement and loss, long term emotional difficulties, or a lack of fulfilment or sense of meaning in life.
Often a crisis or serious life event wakes us up or painfully crashes into us. These times of crisis or breakdown can provide opportunities to seriously look at ourselves in the mirror; to deal with our issues; explore our histories; find our truth. By courageously looking at what causes us suffering, both internally and externally, and our role in hurting ourselves and perhaps others around us, life can change and open up.
Sometimes we are just sick and tired of being sick and tired.
- What is it that is hurting?
- What do you want to change?
- What keeps getting in the way?
- Is there something in me that needs attending to?
- What am I frightened of?
- What keeps me lonely?
- Why do I keep doing this?
- Why can't I be happy?
By unlocking the answers to these questions, new ways of living and loving can be found and different possibilities can emerge, thus helping you to arrive at a new place. Doors can be unlocked and different perspectives can emerge that perhaps previously seemed unavailable.
Psychotherapy recognises that the difficulties for which people seek help are often just the tip of the iceberg. Deeper underlying causes require exploration and understanding within the context of a secure and confidential therapeutic relationship. Psychotherapy is suitable for those coming for help for the first time or for those who may have experienced unsuccessful attempts with other approaches or briefer therapies.
Therapy is a process in which, together, we can seek to create a place where all manner of troubling questions about the individual’s life can be explored, in a spirit of curiosity, openness and honesty.
Sometimes we need help to listen to and understand the deepest parts of ourselves, particularly when life has become difficult or painful. By tuning into the call of our inner world we can begin to recognise aspects of our true selves that might be lost to us.
Maybe your life has become diminished in some way, and you seek something more from your life and relationships.
By seeking the help of a professional psychotherapist, you can begin to unlock your potential and to face the deeper call to authentic living. You can become more self-aware and comfortable with the truths of your life.
I combine years of experience as a counsellor, retreat conductor and psychotherapist with a gentle, professional approach to the individual in need of help.
Registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC).