I believe in a respectful focus on the individual, which sensitively considers your unique history, context, and life situation. I listen with empathy to enable us to explore your concerns at a safe pace. My aim is to bring a good quality of attention to you, that will help you learn about your needs and how to meet them. I work with people who wish to understand and manage their emotions better and to explore their feelings, thoughts, behaviours, and potential.
Relational experiences from childhood onwards create patterns of coping and self-protection that take time, compassion, and care, to understand, notice and develop from. I work with people on their early learnt experiences and the effect of these on personality, relationships, work, and emotional management in the here-and-now. I offer a range of psycho-educational approaches around mental health and personal growth that might be helpful for you, as a unique person. My experience includes supporting self-employed people in a coaching capacity and working in the NHS in South London as an honorary Cognitive Analytic Therapist since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Therapy, and the self-awareness that develops from it, can help shift feelings of being stuck in depression, anxiety, shame and bring insight and change to other symptoms, or feeling outcomes. Paying attention to your vulnerabilities, defences and strengths through our dialogue helps you to meet the need to be deeply heard and understood. The relationship is aimed to bring clarity and acceptance as part of growth.
I have experience of working with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and lived experience. I am experienced with working with sexuality, gender, cultural identity, and with LGBTQI people and my inclusive approach welcomes a sense of whole self-exploration, including spiritual and philosophical journeys.
Rene Coffey BA (Hons), Dip Couns, MBACP (Reg).
I am a qualified integrative counsellor/psychotherapist and Registered Member (393498) of the BACP. I work in accordance with the BACP ethical framework.
See my BACP Directory profile here.