Dowega Lewin-McKinley

Dowega Lewin-McKinley


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07495149619
Website

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Therapist - South Croydon

South Croydon CR2
07495149619
Sessions from £38.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

PROFFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

BA (Hons/Diploma in Social Work) Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 

IS COUNSELLING FOR ME? After trying to manage every day challenges and frustrations without experiencing desired results, the chances are you are not here by coincidence and are possibly asking yourself this very question, “Is counselling for me?”

I understand how normal it is to experience overwhelming feelings and I connect to the strong feelings of shame, and pride that can stand in the way of seeking help. This is because I have experienced such feelings and also sat in the client’s chair.

HOW I WORK I am a compassionate Integrative Therapist who combines Person Centred and Psychodynamic interventions when working with clients. This means I explore with clients what they are experiencing now, as well as past experiences. This is very insightful and life changing when there is a connection to current patterns of relating.

I use “Gestalt” and “CBT” techniques as well as meditations, positive affirmations and creative exercises. These combined ways of working also aid movement in the client’s exploration of self, awareness and change. As a good therapist, I believe in your value as a human being and walk with you without judgement toward your desired outcomes. I show genuine interest, empathy and understanding of things from your core perspectives whether it be historical, cultural, religious or social. Working with diversity is of great interest to me and me seeing the whole person is what will make you experience and understand your challenges on many levels.

WHAT I MAKE AVAILABLE

• WHAT YOU BRING TO THE SESSION WILL ALWAYS BE THE FOCUS.

• I WILL ACKNOWLEDGE AND VALUE YOUR CHALLENGES AND EMPOWER YOU TO EXPERIENCE BREAKTHROUGH.

• I WILL STAY PRESENT WITH YOU WITHOUT BEING AFRAID TO JOURNEY INTO THE DEPTH OF YOUR CHALLENGES


What I can help with

Eating disorders, Self-harm, Anxiety, Bereavement, Abuse, Loss, Trauma, Depression, Personal development, Disability, Cancer, Health related issues, Sexuality, Self esteem, Identity issues, Spirituality, Cultural issues, Women's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Child related issues, Adoption issues, Infertility, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Children, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited