25th November 2017 

Counselling, Supervision and Creative Therapies at Clapham Common Clinic (South West London)

Marcia Atkinson
MSc, BSc, PgCert, MBACP (Accred).

"I am learning to trust the journey, even when I do not understand it" Mila Bron

We live in such a fast and demanding world. Consequently, we don't have the time to "check in" with ourselves and the lives we are living.

It is not until we experience certain crossroads in our life that many of us are forced to do what is called a "Life Audit".

At some point in our lives, we will face difficult life choices. These choices can sometimes affect our loved ones and therefore it is difficult to turn to them for help when you need objectivity and help about a particular life issue.

Counsellors are objective and have no agenda other than to help you. We explore what is going on for you, help you grow emotionally
and make sense of your life and the decisions you want or need to make.

"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I can not accept" Angela Davis

My name is Marcia Atkinson and I have been a professionally qualified counsellor/psychotherapist working in South West London for the past 18 years.

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (B.A.C.P.). This is a professional regulatory body for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and to whose Code of Ethics and protocols I adhere to.

As a professional counsellor, I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

Creative Expression

For those who are interested in working creatively, I enjoy using poetry, photography, journal writing, art therapy, film therapy and music therapy. These methods can help to provide an "in-road" to the expression of difficult and painful issues (past or present) where you feel stuck, scared or are struggling to find the words for what you are feeling.

Client issues I work with

This is not an exhaustive list but I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with:

>Alcohol Addiction
>Stress & Anxiety
>Transition
>Redundancy issues and Career Changes
>Relationships (intimate and friendships)
>Racial identity
>Chronic health conditions (such as Lupus, M.E.)
>Sexual abuse
>Loss & Bereavement
>Finding your voice
>Masculinity
>Depression
>Sexuality
>Assertiveness
>Self-esteem & Confidence
>Enhancing your creativity
>Making decisions
>Bullying
>Work stress
>Procrastination
>Fear of failure
>Expressing and managing anger
>Self-sabotage
>Personal Boundaries
>Work/Life Balance
>Ageing
>Inner Loneliness
>Feeling stuck
>The meaning of life
>Motivation
>Exam stress
>Letting go

Availability
I am able to provide counselling and supervision on Thursdays, Fridays and on Saturday mornings from Clapham Common.

I am able to offer therapy on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period depending on the issue at hand.

Location
My practice is based in South West London at The Clapham Common Clinic,151-153 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7SS.

Underground Stations
Clapham Common Tube Station
2 minutes walk
Clapham North Tube Station
7 minutes walk

Railway Stations
Wandsworth Road Railway Station
6 minutes walk
Clapham High StreetRailway Station
6 minutes walk

Contact Details
Please contact me at marcia_atkinson2000@yahoo.co.uk or on 07988898165 to talk about any questions you may have or to arrange an assessment to simply get a feel for who I am.