Hello and welcome.
My name is Dougie Robertson MBACP (Accred) Counsellor with 13yrs experience in private practice and 5yrs within the NHS.
Whether you're hoping to understand and move beyond traumatic experiences originating in your past, or to realise long-awaited changes in your personal or professional relationships in the present, I'm here to help.
My counselling approach will support you in a kindly and non-judgemental way that perhaps friends just aren't able to.
I provide counselling to both couples and individuals.
HOW I WORK
I will engage you in a reflective dialogue, with the intention of helping you to develop awareness of the automatic and often problematic patterns of thought, feelings and behaviours that keep us in cycles of suffering.
Together we will explore alternative, more skilful choices available to you - wiser choices that enable greater emotional and psychological harmony, and a more positive relationship with yourself, loved one's and even your enemies.
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 consultation about your needs, or to arrange an initial assessment session.
Day/Eves available in South Woodford, London E18 1BD.
Or in light of Covid-19 online platforms Zoom and Skype are now available.
Individual £65 Couples £85 (reduced fees for those on low incomes are sometimes available)
3 customer reviews
"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. ” More...
'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'
'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'