The Counselling Living Room

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One in three people in the UK have had counselling with 65% of people improving after just seven sessions

Are you struggling with a difficulty in your life and need some help?

Would you like to improve your personal and professional relationships?

Do you want to talk to someone who will listen without judgement?

See how counselling can help

Hello. I'm Indira Chima and I run The Counselling Living Room® near St Albans where I provide counselling to individuals and couples in a straightforward, contemporary and relaxed setting.

My counselling experience is diverse and includes working with people who have problems with anxiety, depression, work stress and low self esteem. I have helped people overcome issues such as self harm, addictions, disordered eating and the emotional trauma caused by abuse. I also work with both individuals and couples who are looking for support in their relationships.

Ready to find out more? Visit Individual Counselling, Couple Counselling or Online Counselling pages to find out more about the different ways I can help you.

Visit the Questions page for information on all aspects of counselling.

Whilst psychodynamic theory informs my practice, I use a client-focussed, integrative approach which simply means that I have different tools in my toolkit and will find the right one for you!

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Working as a psychodynamic counsellor, the focus in treating any addiction is not on the object of the addiction (whether that is food, alcohol, exercise or anything else) but on its cause and function. Otherwise the addict will simply replace one object for another. Ultimately, I try and help clients manage their lives and emotions without feeling compelled to resort to self-destructive strategies. Addiction is an (unconscious) coping or survival strategy and a way of avoiding difficult feelings probably learned in childhood. I try and help clients unravel the meaning of their addiction and find other more conscious and less harmful ways, using words, to communicate their thoughts and feelings.