Maddy Sakey Counselling in Herne Hill and Streatham

About Counselling

The Humanistic & Person Centred approach to therapy which I work by, emphasises the great importance of the relationship between client and counsellor. The client is given the opportunity to lead the way, and I as the counsellor actively listen and respond to what the client brings, aiming to provide an environment which feels safe, empathic and open-minded. I will however, at times, be challenging in a constructive way with the client, allowing for potential therapeutic change, discovery and shifting within the client. I feel Psychodynamic theory underlies my work with clients, in the counselling room you will look at themes such as childhood, attachment in relationships, developmental stages and the unconscious. From my training I approach therapy with the existential givens in mind, allowing space to look at the existential angst which lies in all of us and fundamentally what it means to be human. I find it helpful to draw on fundamental ideas of CBT when working with clients, such as looking at thought patterns and coping mechanisms, I also use ideas and practices from the concept that is Mindfulness in the counselling room.

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