- Phone number
- 07401 995645
- Flexible hours available
Session times: daytime and evening, Tuesday–Thursday; evening only, Monday.
About me and my therapy practice
I am an experienced counsellor based in the centre of Balham, working with clients with a wide range of presenting issues. Deciding to start counselling can be daunting, and my work is to create a safe emotional space in which you can feel secure, supported and understood.
Technically, I am an integrative counsellor; what this means in practice is that for me there is no 'one size fits all' approach to counselling. Although the basis of my practice is person-centred, I also draw upon my knowledge of a range of counselling models – CBT, Gestalt, psychodynamic, mindfulness, transactional analysis – to tailor my counselling approach to your particular needs and circumstances.
Together we can explore the messages you have learned about yourself from your life experiences and examine which were helpful and which are now standing in your way. From this you can move into a deeper understanding of who you are, why you are who you are, and who you can become.
The majority of my work is done on an open-ended basis. However it is always your decision how many sessions you choose to have, and this is something that can be discussed during your first session and reviewed over the course of your counselling.
I offer a free initial phone call of about 15–20 minutes, so that you can ask me any questions and get a feel for whether I am someone that you would be comfortable talking to.
- "Siobhan is a wonderful person to share things with who really listens and cares." – testimonial from LH
- "Siobhan is an excellent and perceptive listener, who knows both how to intervene appropriately and when not to." – testimonial from VB
Sessions are 50 minutes long and take place weekly, although I occasionally have availability for fortnightly sessions. Appointments are available both during the day (£60) and in the evening (£65).
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited