Imagine being able to talk about what's bothering you to someone who won't judge you or try to "fix" things or make you feel you could be a burden. My job as therapist is to listen without judgement and to work with you at your own pace. You may be struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss or loneliness, going through a major life transition or simply feel stuck and want a way to move forward. I can offer a calm, supportive, confidential space where together, we explore your difficulties, self criticism and negative thoughts and behaviours that may be holding you back from achieving a happier, balanced life.
I am an integrative therapist and counsellor, which means I draw on a number of therapeutic approaches and find the best and most appropriate way to work with you. I offer short-term counselling to deal with a specific issue, and longer, more open-ended work.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I had a successful career in advertising and marketing, and have experience and understanding of working in a stressful, challenging, deadline-led environment. Aside from my private practice, I have worked at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust at St Mary's hospital in Paddington as a staff counsellor in their stress management service.
Issues can be hard to face alone and it is good to talk things through. To find out whether you feel I can help you, please contact me to arrange an initial meeting. In this session, we can explore what's bringing you to therapy, a little about your background and the practicalities of working together.
£85 per 50 minute session.
Pat Boles MA Adv Dip MBACP UKCP
My aim is to provide a calm, confidential, non-judgemental space where together, we can explore your difficulties, self criticism and negative thoughts, and past and present behaviours and patterns that may be holding you back in life. My experience includes working with workplace stress, anxiety, family and relationship issues, self esteem, perfectionism, life transitions and bereavement and loss.