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Gary Daines

London
Abuse
Anxiety
Depression
Loss & grief
Relationships
Self-esteem
Self-harm
Stress
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Me in a nutshell

I became fascinated with psychotherapy in my early twenties as I was working with charities. My other great interests include travel, the arts and personal internal exploration.

The best thing about therapy…

I’ve seen how important it is to offer somebody a free, contained space to explore their feelings at a great depth.

What most fascinates me about my work…

The systems or families that we grew up in and how we carry these early experiences with us throughout our lives. Sometimes things can just feel too much for a person and breaking down can be the way it begins to come out.

My specialities

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss & grief
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Stress

I also work with most of the major psychological and mental health issues.

My qualifications & experience

  • Over 10 years’ experience of helping children, adolescents and adults
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Existential Therapy

Existential Therapy focuses on our subjective way of being here and now and the unique meaning we give to our experiences. In this approach, there is no right or wrong way of being. Instead, it's important to realise the power and responsibility inherent in our choices, the freedom to make new ones and the need to face reality, rather than try to escape from it. Existential therapy explores our unique responses to universal questions like alienation, despair, meaninglessness and mortality, but its ultimate goal is to help us live with deeper awareness, authenticity, courage, presence and awe.

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy focuses on what we feel, think and do here and now. Instead of talking about the past and interpreting it, the therapist helps us bring our struggles into the present moment and become aware of how they feel right now. In gestalt therapy true change can happen only when we stop trying to make things different and fully accept what is, embracing our whole selves and taking responsibility for who we are and what we want.

Person-centered Therapy

Person-centered therapy is based on the idea that we already know our problems and how to solve them better than anyone else. The therapist is there not to offer advise or tell us what to do, but to help us find our own way. The focus of person-centered therapy is a strong personal relationship with the therapist, who listens deeply and empathetically to anything we wish to bring into the room and helps us explore our inner strengths and realise our existing potential.

Fees

£65: Initial Consultation

£65 - £80: Individual Adult Psychotherapy (18+)

£55 - £70: Children and Young People (aged 10 - 17 with Parental/Guardian Consent).