Mei Ling Therapy

"Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life." - Akshay Dubey

Call: (+44) 0755 795 5085

My approach is to help you achieve the change, clarity or support you seek in life. Counselling can help to strengthen your inner resources and insight to enable you to take more control of your life. Positive conscious change ultimately begins with you.

What is at the heart of keeping you stuck or in a negative space? When you can acknowledge a difficult emotion and understand why you have developed this emotion, you have the power to make a change and adapt without crumbling.

I work to help support and explore with you what is beneath your challenges so you can learn to grow and show up in the world more intentionally.

Counselling can benefit if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Addictions – alcohol, drugs, food, online, sex
  • Abuse
  • Family issues
  • Trauma
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Self esteem
  • Anger

Why Counselling?

Life can be overwhelming, complex and lonely particularly in present times.

It might feel like you are just watching life go by and are not actively participating in it. Perhaps you are struggling to cope with thoughts relating to past events or issues in the present. Maybe you feel disconnected from yourself, people and the world and feel like you do not fit in. Exploring what is troubling you, with the support of a counsellor, can help ease the internal struggle in your mind.

It is understandable to feel hesitant about starting counselling. Taking that first step can be intimidating. However, counselling can help to identify and overcome the heaviness in your heart and mind so that you feel empowered to make choices and live a life that is authentic and fulfilling.

My Approach

I provide a safe, unbiased and confidential space where you can share concerns, past or present, that are contributing to your emotional pain and distress.

My approach is to work alongside you in exploring the blocks to your freedom and happiness. I offer a respectful, compassionate and warm hearted presence to hear and support you. I understand how challenging it can be to talk about personal and painful issues.

This might be the first time your needs are being acknowledged and where you can try to make sense of your experiences, feelings and what truly matters to you without judgement. I work to connect with you in the process of therapy and to help you develop the resilience to lead a more rewarding life.

Gestalt Therapy

I am a fully qualified Gestalt Humanistic Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Gestalt therapy considers that the mind and body are connected. Gestalt therapy supports you to gain a better understanding and connection to yourself and others. For instance, via the focus of external and internal physical sensations, relational communication between counsellor and client in the present moment and creative engagement.

What would it be like to develop the inner resources to make decisions and choices that come from you? Healing the unheard or unmet needs, trauma, loss, abuse and hurt by facing your challenges and empowering a process of positive change.

About me

My mixed heritage has led me to be aware and sensitive to my own culture and beliefs.  As a result of my experiences, I value and respect cultural differences across the world.

Prior to training as a Humanistic Counsellor, I worked as a solicitor in the City of London. I understand the impact of work pressures within professional and personal relationships.

Additional employment areas include managing a London based nursing agency to support adults with autism, dual sensory impairment and mental health issues.

My love for animals led me to volunteer and then work overseas in Africa and Fiji to participate in conservation projects involving lions, cheetah, elephants and rhino to name a few species.

Appointments

Coronavirus Precaution Update:

I am currently only offering online appointments via Zoom or Face Time.

My private practice is based in two locations, Central London and South London.

I offer both long term and short term counselling normally on a weekly basis. Each session is for the duration of 50 minutes. Appointments are held on the same day and time each week. Double sessions are available.

Counselling is offered to individuals and couples. My fees are as follows:

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Initial Consultation

An initial 50 minute appointment so that we may discuss your counselling needs and expectations in more detail and to explore how we may work together. You are under no obligation to continue after this consultation appointment.

Individual Counselling

Each session is for the duration of 50 minutes. Appointments are held on the same day and time each week. Double sessions are available.

£70 per session

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Couples Counselling

Each session is for the duration of 50 minutes. Appointments are held on the same day and time each week. Double sessions are available.

£100 per session

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I invite you to book an initial counselling appointment so that we may discuss your counselling needs and expectations in more detail. An initial appointment allows us the opportunity to explore how we may work together.

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Telephone: (+44) 0755 795 5085

Email: meifernandotherapy@gmail.com

Locations:

Central London, EC1V

South London, SE27