info@afonlinepsychotherapy.co.uk
07949 023 889

Online Psychotherapy based in Hampstead and Harrow, London.

Online psychotherapy can help you cope with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, and other trauma. I am a qualified therapist, specialising in online psychotherapy, based in Hampstead and Harrow. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and the Philadelphia Association in Hampstead London. Face-to-face psychotherapy in Harrow and Hampstead is also available, as well as online counselling sessions in any part of the UK.

Online psychotherapy is offered on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. I offer flexibility in terms of local psychotherapy in Harrow, Hampstead, and online. I have worked in mental health for charities such as Mind and also in mental health services for the NHS as well as several years for the NHS Mammography service screening women for breast cancer. You can learn more about my qualifications and experience in the About Me section.

Coronavirus Online Therapy and Mental Health

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is affecting the mental health of millions due to the isolation of lockdowns, and the disruption, financial pressure, and grief that it has brought with it. For many this may be the first time they are struggling with loss, depression, or anxiety. For others, coronavirus is worsening underlying issues that they were previously coping with.

Online therapy is a safe, socially-distanced therapy that allows you to work through your feelings and difficulties, and learn the coping strategies and tools you need to help your mental health through coronavirus. Contact me to see how online therapy could help you.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a process and conversation over time that explores how the past influences the present and how this can be understood. It is through this therapeutic relationship that problematic aspects of your life can be addressed, thought about, and their meaning understood. This is because talking in a safe and confidential space to someone who really listens to you can have a profound effect. It is through this unique and special kind of conversation that deep and lasting change can occur using Psychotherapy.

"We are strangers to ourselves" - R.D. Laing

How can online psychotherapy help you?

Online psychotherapy is a creative and unique space of exploration that can help you deal with anxiety, depression, fear, loss, bereavement, trauma, and other mental health and emotional issues.

Both Sigmund Freud, the 19th Century founding father of psychoanalysis and others, such as the radical and existentialist influenced psychiatrist and psychotherapist of the 1970s R.D. Laing, believed that as people we are not transparent to ourselves; and therefore do not know ourselves as well as we think.

We can be divided against ourselves, hence you might not always be aware of the reasons for doing what you do and find yourself on occasions sabotaging your efforts. You might also find yourself repeating unwanted or addictive behaviours or having feelings or thoughts that appear to be out of your control. You might have tried to combat these out-of-control aspects of yourself with self-help techniques alone and found that they did not resolve the problem. You might then wonder why this is so and wonder what the answer is. Through talking to a trained therapist, over time, understanding can be discovered and insights gained. On the 'How can Psychotherapy help me?' page you can learn more about how to improve your mental health and happiness through online psychotherapy or local therapy in Hampstead & Harrow.

"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit." - E.E. Cummings