How our counselling service can help you...

For local people

We are an established counselling and psychotherapy practice in Eltham and London Bridge. We provide a thoughtful, empathic approach, helping many to resolve difficulties and overcome challenging times.

We can help with

Abandonment • Abuse • Anger • Anxiety • Bereavement • Crime (victims of crime) • Debt • Depression • Domestic violence • Eating disorders • Isolation • Loss • Obsessive compulsive thoughts and behaviours (OCD) • Pregnancy (fertility, miscarriage, termination) • Redundancy and problems in the workplace • Relationship issues • Self esteem • Self harm • Sexual abuse and rape • Sexuality

We provide

You will be provided with a calm, safe space in which to share your thoughts and feelings in confidence. You will be treated respectfully and thoughtfully. You will be listened to carefully and non-judgmentally.

Woman sitting and talking to Counsellor

About Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling and Psychotherapy is a talking therapy. In talking with a professional and highly qualified counsellor you will have the opportunity to explore your present experiences, ways of behaving, how you relate to others and are treated in return.

Feeling anxious, depressed, frustrated and ‘stuck’ in the present often reflects something that remains unresolved in your past. This can make it difficult for you to grow as an individual and move forward in a way that is beneficial to your life. By gaining insight into the patterns of your relationships and behaviours, you may feel more able to face the challenges that life inevitably throws your way.

Often it feels overwhelming to unpick the past or make sense of the present. The empathy and support of your skilled counsellor can help you to do this.

Abigail Lennol MA, MSc, MBACP

Abigail Lennol

My clinical training as a Psychotherapist took place at Guy’s Hospital, where I also have an established private practice. I also work at a London university in the student counselling service, where I am responsible for the mentoring of students with disabilities and severe mental health issues.

In my work as an Organisational Consultant, I help institutions and organisations understand themselves from a psychoanalytic and systemic perspective. My knowledge and experience in this field is of particular benefit to individuals who are experiencing issues in the workplace or other group settings.

In my career I have worked in Child Protection and the safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults. I have also been involved with the charity Victim Support, helping and advising victims of crime.

I also write for various publications including the Journal of Psychodynamic Practice and online magazines such as Good to Know.

Qualifications

MSc (Distinction) Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling (Univ. of London).

MA and BA (Hons.) Kings College (Univ. of London).

Certificate (Distinction) Psychodynamic Counselling with Creative Writing (Univ. of London).

MBACP Accredited (Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

Why talk to a counsellor?

Sometimes it is not possible or appropriate to share your thoughts and feelings with friends or family. Being listened to by a non-judgmental skilled counsellor can be a liberating and helpful experience. Counselling and psychotherapy is your time and space to focus on whatever is troubling you. Your time with the counsellor is yours – and yours alone.

Making an appointment

To make an initial appointment please fill in the form or contact me on tel: 07866 480896.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm.

Sessions

Sessions last for 50 minutes, usually once weekly.

Eltham Counselling operates a sliding scale so you may pay less depending on your circumstances. This can be discussed in your initial consultation.

How to get to Eltham Counselling

Eltham Counselling is located on Westmount Road. There is free parking on the road as well as a disabled bay outside the property.

The nearest rail link is Eltham and the nearest bus routes are the 161, 122 and B16. Eltham is in easy reach of Kidbrooke – Blackheath – Welling – New Eltham – Sidcup – Plumstead – Woolwich – Abbey Wood. And the A2 for those travelling from Kent.