Mehmet Altan Adv, dip. Reg, MBACP
Clapham Counselling, London Bridge Counselling, Greenwich Counselling and Beckenham Counselling
I am a qualified counsellor and therapist, running my private practice in London Bridge SE1, Clapham SW4, Greenwich SE10 and Beckenham BR3. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and comply with its ethical guidelines at all times.
I strongly believe that unhelpful past experiences can often impact negatively on our current lives. Those experiences can affect how we relate to others. Relational dynamics may emerge that result in you feeling anxious or having low self-esteem. Outside influences can make things worse, leaving you with a sense of being stuck in a rut; unable to cope with situations or even depressed. Feelings such as those often emerge and persist because of past, deeply-engrained experiences.
As a practitioner I am fully aware of how hard it can be for people to get beyond these past experiences. What I do believe though is that when you take the big step to visit a counsellor that you are moving one step closer to becoming an authentic individual – able to face life in the here and now.
For me it is vital for clients to work through issues that arise from a dysfunctional childhood. I specialise in this area, and am especially keen to work with anyone who has survived various forms of abuse (be it physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect), in addition to perpetrators of domestic violence.
One of the most important things counselling can help you achieve is accepting yourself for who you are. One of my passions is to assist clients explore their issues and achieve resolution, resulting in a better quality of life. One essential element here is finding the confidence and willingness to change your life and move towards your own full potential.
I can be contacted at any time by phone or email if you have anything you would like to ask. An informal chat about what you could get out of counselling is a good way to start.
Tel: 07788 595 902