Counselling and Psychotherapy – Wimbledon Dr. Maura Abdelall CPsychol

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Counselling and Psychotherapy in South West London- Wimbledon

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” (Aristotle)

Psychotherapy or counselling is a good place to start, if you are feeling angry, helpless, stressed, confused and want to change this. There is much research that has found psychotherapy to be helpful, enabling individuals to change their unhelpful ways of thinking, behaving and therefore feeling better able to cope with things in life. Therapy is also a way to become more self aware and develop an inner sense of acceptance, reducing the self destructive behaviours one may hold. If you have never engaged in therapy or spoken to a counsellor you may be wondering what to do and what to expect from therapy. You may find some of the answers to your questions on the FAQ page.

I am a qualified Counselling Psychologist and I work in the NHS and hold a private therapy clinic in South Wimbledon, within easy reach from Wimbledon and Colliers Wood. I use the first meeting to see whether I may be able to help you with your difficulty, and it gives you the chance to see whether they would like to work with me. If I am not the best person to help, then I will make suggestions on where you may be able to access the appropriate help. If you have any questions or would like more information on how I may be able to help you, or to arrange an initial appointment you can call/text me without no obligation on 07931229137 or by email email me here

The type of therapy I offer varies, depending on what the person wants to work on.

I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which is a practical short-term therapy aimed at improving the way one feels by changing thinking patterns and behaviours. CBT is a structured type of therapy, where you will learn techniques to modify your thinking and behaviour to feel better and less distressed. Some reading and writing in between each session is required for this therapy, for example keeping diaries of thoughts, emotions and events. An abundance of research has shown CBT to be a very effective treatment especially for anxiety disorders, including: panic, social anxiety, OCD, health anxiety and specific phobias.

I also offer longer- term attachment- based psychodynamic psychotherapy, which explores how past relationships and experiences may have influenced the ways one relates in the present to one self and others. This type of therapy is more explorative and lasts longer, as it usually requires more time to speak about these deeper issues. Attachment-based psychodynamic psychotherapy is generally aimed at exploring relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, depression and childhood trauma.

My clinic is located in South West London in South Wimbledon, close to Wimbledon and Colliers Wood.
I do not charge for an initial telephone consultation. I also provide counselling in Italian, as I am fluent in the language.

Difficulties I can help with :

  • Depression
  • Work Stress
  • Relationship Difficulties (not couples therapy)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety/Worry
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Bereavement/ Loss
  • Childhood Trauma (neglect, violence, sexual abuse, emotional and psychological abuse)
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Sleep Difficulties

    My clinic is located in South Wimbledon within 2 minute walk from South Wimbledon underground tube station. It is also within easy reach from Wimbledon and Colliers Wood. Click here for a map

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    For more information on how I may be able to help you, or to arrange an initial appointment please call/text 07931229137 or email me here

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