OPEN DOOR POLICY
Welcomes all for change and a chance to grow again
ABOUT THE PROCESS
About me & my practice
Hi, my name is Gordon. Welcome!
I’m an experienced counsellor based in East London, working both online and in person. I was born and raised in London. Personal therapy helped me to untangle my relationship with myself and my emotions.
The world alone is a chaotic place to manage our own unknowns, anxieties, and traumas. I understand that everyone experiences the world in different ways, so unique problems require bespoke responses.
Our lives are constantly creating new beginnings, change, and endings, so it’s natural to feel emotions strongly, think differently and respond atypically. I help clients explore all spheres of their life to help them build hope and to cope.
Based in East London I see a diverse range of clients from around the world. Within my home I have a dedicated consulting room in a quiet residential area with excellent transport links. For those who feel connected to nature, you are welcome to grow from within the private garden or join me for walking therapy around the Victoria Park. Inside or out, I offer a therapy space that is safe, clean, and confidential, so we can work collaboratively. We all live busy lives so I am happy to offer hybrid counselling where needed.
I like to describe therapy as a process. I work with my clients on a regular weekly basis at the same time each where possible. This consistency and containment can be relied upon like a crutch while your life regains balance. I work on a long-term open-ended bases.
In the beginning we reference the unknown, as we don’t know what will come up and out of the therapy. Fresh starts can feel like we are dropping a pebble in a pond as we grow aware of ripples in your life. As time goes on you will know how to befriend or be with them. All sessions are important, especially the last one. The well-managed, planned ending is your opportunity to have control of one if you haven’t before. We end when it's complete enough with an understanding that my door remains open to you.
The next step
From my own experience reaching out, sitting in the chair, or saying the words out loud can be daunting.
To enter a non-judgmental space, I invite you to contact me via my website (through the ‘contact’ section), email directly, or call, so that we can arrange a zoom or in person assessment to discuss your needs and eligibility, in the hopes to take therapy forward.
The chargable assessment meeting/s is a 50-minute (90-minute for couples) no obligation to continue exploratory discussion to express: -
What has brought you to therapy
What you would like to get out of therapy
The process of therapy
Questions you may have
Anything else you think I should know about you.
Therapists tend not to make promises however I can assure you if it can’t be better, then an aspect will feel better.
Therapy can’t work if you can’t come.