Abby Rawlinson

Abby Rawlinson


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07584636102
Website

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Therapist - London

London E1
07584636102
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

The emotional, financial and physical impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be challenging. During this uncertain and anxious time I am offering online video therapy to support clients with various issues including anxiety, depression, loneliness, low-mood, addictions and more.

~ Adjusting to lockdown and the new social restrictions may have left you feeling lonely, trapped or alone.

~ Uncertainty at work or changes to your job may be causing stress and disappointment.

~ Perhaps self-isolation has led you to seek comfort in alcohol, food or drugs or you find yourself excessively working or using social media.

~ Intrusive thoughts or nightmares could be disrupting your sleep.

~ Relationships with your family members, partner, friends or colleagues may be under new pressure.

It's still possible - and essential - to take care of your mental health during this difficult time. I offer a safe and confidential space to talk and listen. Due to social distancing measures I am currently offering online/virtual counselling (using Zoom, Skype and FaceTime), which means you can access support from the safety and comfort of your own home.

Practice description

The most important thing to me is providing an open and non-judgemental space where you can feel free to explore whatever you need. My approach is warm, relaxed and collaborative and I use a range of modern approaches depending on your needs. Therapy can be short term or open-ended, for as long as you find it helpful.

I also have 15 years of experience working in the media industry so I have first-hand understanding of the particular demands, challenges and struggles of working in both corporate and creative settings.

Treatment areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Childhood abuse/trauma
  • Panic attacks
  • Relationship problems
  • Loss / bereavement and grief
  • Feeling sad or low
  • Low self-esteem/self-worth
  • Identity confusion
  • Body image/low self-confidence
  • Family issues
  • Vulnerability and shame
  • Negative thinking
  • Feeling numb/low energy
  • Intimacy and sex issues
  • Health anxiety
  • Work-related issues
  • Anger management
  • Stress and burnout
  • Addictions
  • Life transitions
  • Social anxiety
  • Feeling disconnected/lonely

Benefits of therapy:

  • Increased self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Improve mood
  • Relationship satisfaction
  • Ability to trust others
  • Make peace with your past
  • Improve communication skills
  • Increase awareness of the mind-body connection
  • Learn new coping skills
  • Develop a new, healthy perspective
  • Increased insight and understanding of self
  • Learn to identify and express emotions
  • Develop healthy habits and behaviours
  • Improve work/life balance

My first session

It can be anxiety provoking to begin with a new therapist, especially if it’s your first experience of therapy. After all, you are meeting a complete stranger and asked to be vulnerable by sharing your thoughts and feelings. However, after a few sessions therapy can become a place where you feel safe, supported and encouraged. I have a genuine, warm and collaborative approach and I work from the heart, often with a healthy dose of humour and playfulness.

Research has shown over the past several decades that the outcome or success of therapy is about the quality of the therapeutic relationship, which is why I view a first session as an introductory session - a time for you to experience working with me and to decide if I am the right ‘fit’ for you. There is no obligation to me and even if I am not the right person to help you at this time I might be able to point you in a helpful direction.

If you would like to arrange a time to talk then drop me a message and we can take it from there. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited