A Safe Space to Speak Your Mind
Hello, my name is Pete Tobias, and I am a counsellor in Kentish Town and online who provides client-focused counselling on both a short-term and long-term basis.
I understand that reaching out for help is hard. However, taking that first step is the most important part of progressing to a better place. Moving past suffering is hard to do alone, and speaking to friends and family is often too difficult, which is why seeing a neutral, professional counsellor can be so beneficial. I provide you with a safe, confidential, non-judgmental place in which to access and understand the unexpressed emotions you struggle to identify on your own and move past the blogs preventing you from living your life more fully. If you are feeling low, anxious, unmotivated, or have trouble in a relationship and want to speak with a counsellor in Kentish Town or online, get in touch for
a free, no-obligation consultation.
If you have become overwhelmed with negative emotions and thoughts over the last year, you are not alone. Keeping these challenging feelings to yourself can make the problem harder to understand and deal with. Our vision becomes narrow, and it sometimes feels hard to imagine how to escape the rut you find yourself in. That is why seeking out a counsellor can bring a new perspective, as their focus is on helping you make the changes you want in your life.
As a counsellor in Kentish Town and online, I offer a strictly confidential space for you to speak freely about the challenges you are facing and confront your deeper emotions in the company of a compassionate professional. I am here to help you make that leap into accessing your unexpressed feelings that are difficult to identify by yourself.
By naming these emotions and bringing them into the room, we can unpack what they mean and understand their impact on you. Doing this work allows you to appreciate where your pain or discomfort comes from and provides the tools for you retell the story that describes you.
Ahead of getting started with counselling, we will have an initial assessment appointment, giving us both a chance to get to know each other. During the assessment session, I will look to understand the reasons why you are seeking a counsellor in Kentish Town or online, focusing on your experiences and how they are affecting your daily mental health. This helps me to get a sense of the kind of counselling you may require and gives you the chance to express your thoughts and emotions. The assessment session is also an opportunity for you to see whether you feel comfortable with counselling and would like to work with me.
My name is Pete Tobias and I am a fully qualified, highly experienced counsellor in Kentish Town and online, offering face-to-face sessions for people in South East London and North West London as well as over Zoom.
I offer a safe, non-judgemental environment where self-healing can begin, using an integrative approach that allows me to draw from a variety of theories and models to suit your particular situation. My aim is to help you enhance your life and live it more fully.
With me, you have a private space to reflect on the difficulties or problems you are experiencing in a safe and confidential environment, with someone from outside your day-to-day life. Together, we will explore your situation in a way that leads to fresh perspectives – and perhaps a new understanding of yourself.
Counselling is driven by you. It is not about me providing solutions or advice, but rather empowering you to make your own changes and allowing you to move past difficulties in your own way. For some, it is about understanding the role their past is having on their present that allows things to shift, while for others it’s understanding what’s going on in the present that’s preventing them from moving forward. Together we will work on your therapeutic goals so that you can experience the changes you want in life.
I work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds with a wide range of problems. As a fully-qualified counsellor, I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and as such abide by their code of ethics at all times.
Having a place where you can speak freely is so important. Opening up to friends and family can often be difficult for a variety of reasons. Everyone needs a place to unpack how they are feeling in a totally honest way. I take extreme care to create this environment for you – one that is supporting and empathetic and allows us to form a strong relationship.
Bringing your problems out into the open, rather than holding them all by yourself, is the most crucial step of recovery.
Whether you are having trouble in a relationship, suffering from anxiety, mood swings, or depression, speaking with me about your difficulties will help you gain a better understanding of what’s causing you pain and provide the tools you need to start managing these feelings. Relationships play such an important part in our lives, and often it is a past relationship that has resulted in pain or suffering. It is also relationships that have the potential to heal these past wounds.
Having vocalised your feelings and, with my professional help, acquired an understanding of what your triggers are and how they affect your daily mental life, we can start discussing practical ways to make healthier choices going forward. Together we will work towards finding new ways to relate to yourself and to others so that you are empowered to live your life more fully, with the tools to navigate any mental or emotional blocks that come your way.
People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:
Problems with confidence or self-esteem
Problems with addiction
Grief, loss or bereavement
Work or retirement
Family or school life
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I work from my private offices located in Kentish Town and London Bridge, seeing clients from these locations as well as surrounding areas such as Camden, Borough, Waterloo, and Southward. Location details will be provided when we arrange our first counselling session.
Along with providing compassionate face-to-face counselling, I also offer online sessions for clients in London and across the UK via Zoom or Signal.
If you have questions regarding how online counselling works, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Counselling sessions for individuals are 50 minutes long and usually take place on a weekly basis. I provide a limited number of reduced rate spaces for people on low incomes or students. Get in touch to enquire about availability and further information about pricing.
If you want to cancel an appointment, I require 48 hours’ notice, otherwise you will need to pay for sessions missed.
Are you experiencing difficulties in your life and need to speak with a counsellor in Kentish Town or online, please fill out the booking form to arrange a no-pressure free 15 minute consultation or go ahead and book an initial full assessment session.