is a verified pro service provider Certificate of Excellence 2019 locationEast London, England

(3 Reviews)

Hello my name is Dougie. Well done for taking the sometimes daunting step towards change. If you are suffering and need help then I am available to support you in creating the change you are seeking.

My counselling approach will support you in a professional and kindly way that perhaps friends just aren't able to.
I'm a fully qualified, professional, friendly and non judgemental therapist with over 10yrs experience in helping human beings of different backgrounds transform their lives.

I provide counselling to both couples and individuals seeking to move beyond their difficult mental states such as depression, anxiety, low mood, conflict in relationships, focusing on present and future goals and and more......

I will engage you in a reflective dialogue, with the intention of helping you to develop awareness of the problematic patterns of thought, feelings and behaviours that cause suffering.
Together we will explore alternative, more skilful 'choices' available to you - wiser choices that enable greater emotional and psychological harmony and inner peace, including how to prevent the repetition of unnecessary suffering in the future.

Areas I specialise in include:
Couples counselling/betrayals, anxiety disorders, depression, stress, loneliness, low moods, low self esteem/confidence, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, self harm, domestic violence, anger, panic attacks, OCD, phobias and more.....

Feel free to contact me for a no obligation chat about your needs, or to arrange an initial assessment session.
Day/Eve available in South Woodford, London E18 1BD

Individual £60 Couples £80 (reduced fees for those on low incomes sometimes available)

ENQUIRIES: Dougie M: 07792 128 681 9am - 9pm
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Review of by Margaret
5 20/12/2016 Margaret

"My counselling with Dougie has helped me to identify and realise my issues. During the course of our sessions, I was taught how to deal with my irrational fears and lack of self-confidence. I have now learnt new skills which enable me to be more mindful of previously challenging people and situations. With this different mind-set and approach I have become more aware of what is going on, have learnt to accept what I cannot change, and to let go of any unnecessary suffering previously experienced. I feel as if the weight I have been carrying around for so many years has now been lifted. ”

Review of by Laurence
5 20/12/2016 Laurence

'Through the five years of my therapy with Dougie, he guided me to see things with a different perspective, challenged old ways of thinking I had become accustomed to. Throughout these sessions, no matter how hard they were, I always left feeling positive, with hope, that life is actually ok and I do not have to be held back by my past. He guided me to find my own answers and find the right tools to deal with challenges I encountered in life. I guess a good way of looking at it would be to imagine my mind was like a really messy house and he helped me to tidy it up and put the mess into cupboards.
I had a mindset of wanting to get fixed before my therapy, with Dougie's guidance I realised there was nothing to fix and I'm great just the way I am'

Review of by Jane
5 20/12/2016 Jane

Client A
'Dougie was able to offer me caring & compassionate support through some personal problems & at a time that I felt in crisis. He also helped me realise that my thinking (my internal dialogue) was actually adding to my hurt & he showed me that through embracing rather than fighting uncomfortable feelings, I could move towards a more peaceful and balanced existence. His techniques enabled me to quieten my mind and he invited me (successfully) to become more compassionate to myself & my life but most importantly, Dougie was there to witness my experiences.
Dougie is a good man and I recommend him to you'

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What do you love most about your job?

On an existential level its a heart warming experience to give the gift of freedom even liberation to others who are suffering. A life without giving is an isolated one. We all need others, whether we warm to that idea or not. Living with chronic anxiety or enduring depression can feel very isolating and lonely. Our capitalist culture often increases our sense of alienation and separation.
So my being a therapist is one of the ways in which I attempt to help others to move beyond the isolation they may be experiencing and make deeper, more helpful connections.
I will admit that In attempting to help others my life is enriched. I have a sense that I am in greater harmony with others and the world. The money I receive from clients means I can then be generous to others. I do less paid work and more volunteering now.

What inspired you to start your own business?

The opportunity to work at the heart of humanity. Seeing others grow beyond their early conditioning and flower is an unmatched satisfactoriness.
In my own way being a therapist supports my desire to make the world a better place. For this to happen we need human beings with fit minds in touch with their emotional experience to take on this responsibility.

Why should our clients choose you?

My colleagues and people who I meet inform me that my clients must get a lot from me.
I am very committed to helping others and the change process.. Its not just a job it's a vocation.
My clients inform me that I have significant awareness of cultural diversity.
I am non judgemental, friendly and open minded therapist and have been running a successful private practice for 10 years.
I'm a practicing Buddhist and work on my mind regularly. I try to walk my talk, and of course at times fail brilliantly. on Twitter

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