Counselling and Psychotherapy for South East London.
My name is Annie Rimmer and I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist in Sydenham,near Forest Hill in South East London. I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist, (since 1997), and have over twenty-five years’ experience of working in a client-centred, relational style as a counsellor and psychotherapist.
We are NOT born with the ability to reflect on impulse rather than act on it, to think ahead, to connect, to be kind, to be empathic and to be concerned for ourself and others; NOR are we born with the ability to calm ourselves down when stressed, to be self-aware, to problem solve or to be creative and imaginative. These capacities, which ensure our humanity, stem
from a well functioning frontal-cortex; they have to be developed and can only be
developed within the crucible of a loving relationship which validates our experience,
is attuned to our affect, contains our feelings and soothes us." (Kohut, 1971)
What I offer
I am passionately convinced of the efficacy of psychotherapy to bring about change in people’s lives, first and foremost their relationships with themselves, then inevitably with their partners, their parents and children, siblings, friends and colleagues. In this way psychotherapy is also a political undertaking, an agent for change.
People who feel comfortable in their own skin, who are confident and self aware who can reflect and think effectively about what is going on in their lives, their families, their work places, their community and the wider world feel happier, are likely to be more involved, actively in charge of their lives, make good decisions, and feel healthier physically and mentally. They also experience more joy, pleasure,and contentment as well as being more able to deal with the difficult things life holds for all of us.
Whether counselling or psychotherapy, it is not always an easy process, and requires courage and a real commitment to change, but the rewards can be life changing and life-long. This has been my own experience and that of many of my clients over the years.
I work in confidence from my quiet, comfortable consulting room in Sydenham, near Forest Hill, Dulwich and Crystal Palace in South East London, and this is where you might contact me if you are:
It’s difficult to cover everything in a list and sometimes we are not even sure what the problem is, or just want to find a way to move on in our lives. Whatever your concern, or if you just want to know more about what I offer as a counsellor and psychotherapist then please do click on some of the links above and don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss things in more detail. You will be very welcome.
Telephone: 020 8291 4091
Sydenham, Forest Hill, Dulwich, and Crystal Palace,
South East London