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.
For those who are interested in working creatively, I enjoy using poetry, photography, art, film and music therapies.
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:
>Stress & Anxiety
>Redundancy issues and Career Changes
>Relationships (intimate and friendships)
>Chronic health conditions (such as Lupus, M.E.)
>Loss & Bereavement
>Finding your voice
>Self-esteem & Confidence
>Enhancing your creativity
>Fear of failure
>Expressing and managing anger
>The meaning of life
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.
My practice is based in South West London at The Clapham Common Clinic,151-153 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7SS.
Clapham Common Tube Station
2 minutes walk
Clapham North Tube Station
7 minutes walk
Wandsworth Road Railway Station
6 minutes walk
Clapham High StreetRailway Station
6 minutes walk
Please contact me at [email protected] 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.