Siobhan TonerSiobhan Toner Counselling
I am a person centred counsellor working online using VSEE or Skype and Face-to-Face near London Bridge and Catford SE6.
I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to experience the core conditions which are at the heart of the person centred approach, empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. When these are in place, it gives the client the opportunity to process events and feelings in a safe and therapeutic way.
I qualified with a HPD level 5 in 2014 and as well as working with adults in private practise I also work in secondary schools in a deprived area of SE London.
I am white British from a working class London Irish background and was raised in Southwark. Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked in Distribution, Logistics and IT. While it may not seem relevant, working in these industries helped me become very aware of diversity and connecting with individuals, no matter where they come from, gender, ethnicity or religion. As they are male dominated industries I have also been able to see the impact of social pressure and male stereotypes on individuals.
Many of my clients have experienced violence, whether within the home as children or adults, or from peers in the form of bullying, abuse and gang violence. It can be very common to not feel safe; my role is to provide a space for a short period of time each week where my client isn’t under attack. Where my client can be heard and understood.
I am also keen to raise awareness of sibling abuse and its long term impact as I feel this an area that is often dismissed. This abuse, emotional, physical and/or sexual has impacts throughout the family network. Its often the case that the victim is not believed by those closest to them.
For face to face counselling I charge £60 for a 50 minute session at London Bridge and £50 in Catford. For online, the fee is £40. Please contact me for available slots.
You may find online more suitable if you find it hard to commit to a regular weekly slot at the same time, for example if you are a shift worker or managing childcare or other commitments. I am able to be more flexible working online so please get in touch to discuss it.