Counselling & Psychotherapy Chris Payne
Camden NW1 - City Rd EC1V - London Bridge SE1


We have all encountered examples where stress motivates and is beneficial.
However, modern living often brings more stress than is manageable. At this point our systems respond defensively and we can lose momentum.

If this is happening to you, we can think together about  reducing the impact. Maybe through feedback, you’ll identify areas of stress you had taken for granted. I’ll help you decide what’s useful and what isn’t, and we can plan a systematic reduction.
We all absorb messages, held unconsciously, which lead us into unhealthy life patterns. For example, ‘Your value as a person depends on how busy you are.’ Or even ‘Your worth depends on how much pressure you can take.’ Decisions are then made on this premise.

Such deeply embedded messages can worm their way into becoming all-powerful. Together, you and I can challenge and begin to dismantle such beliefs.

‘To achieve great things two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.’
- Leonard Bernstein

'You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.'
- Mae West