Claudine Swinton-Lee | Accredited Counsellor | Crystal Palace | NCPS

Claudine Swinton-Lee

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS19-07857

Location: Crystal Palace

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist (with over twelve years experience in full time private practise) My work lies in the recognition of how the past (distant or most recent) effects present behaviour, thus perpetuating negative 'cycles' of experience. I am happy to say that, overall, clients who finish their therapy with me leave with a new bank of self-knowledge and repetitive cycles of unhappy experience broken. I adhere to ethical guidelines, receive ongoing clinical supervision, have full indemnity insurance and attend regular cpd workshops (as well as undertaking own weekly relevant research)

In our first session we will clarify what your expectations and goals are. An initial consultation allows us an introduction to decide if I am the right therapist for you. We will discuss what the catalyst has been in making an appointment; as you explain I will also describe to you in what ways therapy may help you to resolve certain problems, the obstacles that may sometimes stand in the way of this (what is termed 'defence mechanisms') and how, through your 'free association' we will be led to an understanding of certain beliefs and and thoughts that up until now may have remained unknown (consciously) but have still exercised a 'dynamic' and effective influence over thoughts and action.

Through hearing your narrative, I will offer explanations and interpretations which are coincidental with realisations being made from week to week, and which bring clarity and understanding to what previously may have appeared confusing and inescapable. Seeing life and oneself in new ways will bring, it is hoped, empowerment, confidence and, ultimately, skills to remain calm and happy - even in the more (and inevitable) challenging times presented by life.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Psychodynamic P.G Diploma 2006

    Hypnotherapy (London College Of Clinical Hypnosis) Certificate

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Certificate
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Sporting performance
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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