Valentina Hamilton Counselling Therapy in Hackney E8

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Counselling /Therapy in London Fields, Hackney E8


Hello and welcome to my website. 

If you are reading this you have taken a brave step to try to find someone to help you. Life can be hard, and we all struggle at times. It can be very daunting to find someone who you feel will be able to help. I hope that you will find the following pages interesting and enjoyable and you will feel encouraged to contact me if you feel that I may be able to be of help to you.

Please  see "Contact" page for current vacancies.

I am an experienced,  fully qualified and accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I am happy to work in person from my consulting room in Hackney E8 near London Fields, or via zoom or phone.
I have many years experience of working with people from all walks of life and have also worked with a many issues (please see page "About me").

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Why Counselling/Therapy?

Life can be hard and we all struggle from time to time. This can be because of a recent event, relationship difficulties, challenging early experience, or simply by being overwhelmed by a hectic life.

Most of us know how important a good friend can be during these times. However they can also feel too close and we may not want to complicate these relationships. As a therapist I am not a friend or part of your life, this distance can make it feel safer and easier.

Therapy and Counselling helps people achieve greater resilience and an improved quality of life. Counselling/ therapy is not magical, I do not hold all of the answers and cannot change a difficult past. However, the process of sharing hidden, messy thoughts can be surprisingly powerful, leading to positive change and improved quality of life and relatioships.

What happens in a counselling/therapy session?

The continuity of weekly sessions helps to build a safe relationship with your Counsellor / Psychotherapist, making it possible to talk about things that may otherwise feel difficult to voice, this allows for more significant change to take place. However, I am also realistic and am aware that this is not always possible to manage weekly appointments

As a Counsellor /Psychotherapist I provide a confidential non judgemental space and aim to make safe for you to be yourself. This means getting to know your strength, the things in life you enjoy and provide fun as well as the more troubling worries, it helps to hear about your early life, the present as well as hopes you may have for the future.

What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?

People often ask what is the difference between a Psychotherapy and a Counselling?
Counsellors tend to see people for shorter periods of time and often will choose to focus on a particular issue or event. Psychotherapists are trained to work at greater intensity, often seeing people up to three times a week, addressing the presenting problems as well as the underlying causes.
In practice the distinction between the two can blur according to the experience of the practitioner. I am qualified as a Counsellor, however my many years of experience has equipped me with the skills to work at greater depth of Psychotherapy. My accreditation with the BACP is a recognition of this.

How do I choose the right Therapist/Counsellor?

Choosing the right Therapist/Counsellor is important, you need to feel comfortable with the person, allowing you to feel safe enough to talk about the messy and distressing things. This will make your counselling /therapy more effective.

If you like the sound of what I have to say, do feel free to contact me with any questions. You are also welcome to have an initial meeting by phone, online or in person at the London Fields consulting rooms with absolutely no obligation to continue. 


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