Bethnal Green Counselling in Shoreditch E1, Liverpool Street, Bishopsgate, the City and East London.

Welcome to Bethnal Green Counselling now located in Shoreditch, E1, Bishopsgate, Broadgate, Liverpool Street, the City and East London.
Bethnal Green Counselling was established by myself, Francis Atkinson, in 2008, and is now a very well established Counselling and Psychotherapy service of over 10 years, although I have been working for 25+ years as a counsellor and psychotherapist. Bethnal Green Counselling is within easy walking distance from Aldgate, Bank, Bethnal Green, Fenchurch Street, Hoxton, Moorgate, Old Street, Spitalfields, and Whitechapel.

I am a Registered, Senior Accredited, Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), and also registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and also with the National Counselling Society (NCS) (Senior Registered) practitioner.

Looking for a Counsellor in Liverpool Street, call me on 07960645654 or email me at [email protected] to arrange a free half hour consultation session.

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In my Shoreditch counselling and psychotherapy service I work with individuals and couples that includes all ages,(from 17+) genders, sexual orientations, different cultural and heritage backgrounds, and disabilities.

There is disabled access in Longcroft House at Liverpool Street where I work on Mondays

My experience has been gained from working in private practice and in various organisational settings in the voluntary and public sector, including Higher and Further Education, and Charity organisations such the Terrence Higgins Trust, and Youthreach.
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Francis Atkinson

Francis' professionalism and empathy provided a safe and non-judgmental environment to discuss any issues and to challenge my beliefs where necessary. It was a very trusting environment and I felt like I was 'in good hands.' N. January 2017
I believe, that most people, at some point in their lives, whether it be in childhood, adolescence, or as an adult, have probably experienced some sort of emotional and/or psychological difficulties and challenges. In many ways, this is part of being human. It isn't so much that these are necessarily problems within themselves, but more about how they are managed by the individual or couple and those around them, whether they be family, partner, friends, or colleagues. If someone has a good support mechanism, they may be able to work through the problems they face, without talking to a counsellor or psychotherapist.

But, sometimes, we don't want to share personal or difficult emotional issues with anyone close to us. Also, for some people, they can feel very isolated and alone with things that are going on in their lives, with or without close friends and/or family. Or, it might not be an option for someone to talk to others close to them. Someone else may simply not have close friends or family to talk to. It can vary from person to person. After someone approaches me, I would hope to help them to start talking about the difficulties they are facing, in their life. Hopefully, whether you are an individual or couple you will find it helpful to talk to someone that is professionally trained to listen, understand, and help you to resolve the difficulties that you bring.
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When these difficulties have not been resolved previously, they can often lead into emotional and psychological problems and begin to emerge as anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, problematic relationship issues, addictions, aggression, anger, low self-esteem, stress, and so on. These can then impact upon and limit the well-being and quality of life for individuals and couple. Sometimes, these difficulties, particularly in relation to abuse, whether it be physical, psychological, emotional, or sexual, can seriously affect the functionality and fulfilment of one's potential, and sense of well-being, in relation to one's self, or within the context of family, friends, and work colleagues. I hope, that by offering a confidential, sensitive, understanding, non-judgmental, and safe space, clients, whether they be individuals or couples, can work through these difficulties, and come to a new understanding and resolution that will enable a more satisfying and rewarding way of living.

Counselling and Psychotherapy can range from being an understanding of a particular problem and adapting to another way of dealing with it, to a life changing experience of exploration and understanding that can change how we look at and understand ourselves, and others. I guess it is a bit like saying 'there is no issue or problem too small or too large' and that I will endeavour to help you regardless of whether it is more short or long term work.

For Counselling in East London call me on 07960645654 or email [email protected]

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Further afield

Because my counselling and psychotherapy service is based on the borders of Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, east London and the City, many individuals and couples working or living slightly further away, in areas such as Bank, Barbican, Chancery Lane, Clapton, Clerkenwell, Dalstson, Farringdon, Hackney, Hoxton, Mile End, Old Street, St Pauls, and Stratford, also contact my counselling and psychotherapy service.

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You can gain help with

Some of the areas I have experience in helping people with are:

  • Abuse - sexual, physical, emotional, psychological, neglect
  • Affairs and Betrayals
  • Anger - fury, rage, aggression
  • Anxiety - generalised anxiety, social anxiety, acute, chronic
  • Attachment styles/disorders
  • Bereavement - current, past, future
  • Bullying - relationship, family, workplace, in childhood
  • Couples - relating, arguing, stuck, sex, etc.
  • Depression - in response to a current situation(Reactive) or more long term
  • Developmental Abuse
  • Family issues
  • Loss - in relation to anything in life on a day to day basis or more long term
  • Panic - immediate or ongoing
  • Relationship Issues
  • Relating - partner, family, work colleagues, friends, or lack of
  • Seasonally Adjustment Disorder (SAD)
  • Self & Identity - who am I? why am I like the way I am?
  • Self Esteem - how good or bad do I feel in relation myself?
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Sexuality - what does this mean to me? How can I express myself?
  • Sexual Identity - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual - coming out, questioning, self-acceptance, etc.
  • Transgender
  • Stress - work related, life, relationship, family
  • Work Related Issues - under-worked, over-worked, bullying, redundancy, etc.

    The above list and 'examples' are not exhaustive. If you do not see here what it is that is affecting or troubling you, then please do contact me to see whether I can help you.

    At Bethnal Green Counselling I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.

    So, if you are looking for a Counsellor in Liverpool Street, Counselling in East London, or Psychotherapy in the City of London call me on 07960645654 or email me at [email protected]

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    I am accessible by various transport links, including the Central, Circle, Hammersmith and City lines, National Rail, the London Overground, and also many bus routes.

    To find directions via google maps just click here, Directions via Google maps

    Please follow the links above to Francis Atkinson for any further information that you may require.

    Thank you for visiting my website.

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    Statement of Ethical Practice

    At Bethnal Green Counselling (now located in Shoreditch ) and Liverpool Street I am committed to offering an ethical counselling practice in line with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP 2016), and that I am committed to 'social diversity, equality and inclusivity of treatment without discrimination of any kind' (BACP Sept 2016).


    If you have any questions then please visit my FAQS page or contact me via the links above.

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