Counselling & Psychotherapy

Aryeh Sampson holds a master’s degree in psychotherapy and counseling from Regents College, London and is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

 

Aryeh has a private practice in North London and counsels internationally by phone and Skype. He helps individuals and couples with a wide range of issues including improving their relationships, overcoming anxiety, anger management, low self-esteem and depression.

Working as an integrative counselor and psychotherapist, Aryeh brings together different perspectives to suit an individual’s unique situation. He helps his clients gain insight into emotionally distressing situations, develop a fresh perspective, and break out of self-destructive cycles, to have more fulfilled lives.

 

See below for articles addressing specific issues.

For more information about:

 

Counselling in the UK – look at www.counsellingnorthlondon.org or email info@aryehsampson.com

International counselling by phone or Skype or to set up an initial session email info@aryehsampson.com

Articles

<b>Overcome Anxiety</b>

Overcome Anxiety

Our era has been called ‘The Age of Anxiety.’ With increasing financial stress, family pressures, health problems, global economic turmoil and worldwide political unrest, we live in very worrying times. Recent statistics have shown that fifty-nine percent of people in Britain have experienced anxiety and seventy percent have suffered from stress. The number of antidepressants prescribed by the NHS also rose sharply last year as worries of the recession set in.
<b>Anger Management</b>

Anger Management

If you’ve ever exploded with anger and regretted it shortly afterwards, or felt yourself simmering with resentment for days, you know how harmful these feelings can be. Anger can wreak havoc on relationships and have a destructive effect on one’s life. Recent medical research has also shown it to be linked to an increased likelihood of heart disease, stroke, cancer and the weakening of the immune system.
<b>Couple counselling</b>

Couple counselling

Dr. John Gottman, professor emeritus of psychology at Washington University, has developed a model which claims 90% accuracy in predicting whether newlywed couples will remain married. He believes that an early warning signal that a marriage is in danger is the expression of harsh criticism.
<b>Defeat Depression</b>

Defeat Depression

Depression is a major problem in England today. Fifty-five percent of the population say they have been depressed and thirty-one million antidepressants are prescribed per year. Depression is characterized by a range of symptoms which include loss of interest or enjoyment in activities, change in sleep patterns, loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness and guilt, poor concentration, change in weight, and suicidal thoughts.
<b>Building Self Esteem</b>

Building Self Esteem

Low self esteem is very prevalent in our society today. A survey of school children reported that on average 69 percent of boys and 60 percent of girls in junior school said they were “happy the way I am”. In senior school, only 46 percent of boys and 29 percent of girls claimed this satisfaction. Low self esteem is associated with a greater propensity for depression, anxiety, envy, anger, loneliness, fear of rejection, addictions, eating disorders and self harm.
<b>Overcome Jealousy</b>

Overcome Jealousy

If you have ever felt envious of another’s good fortune or overshadowed by someone’s success, you will know how harmful jealousy can be. Envy can manifest itself in many ways including sibling rivalry, competitive feelings with work colleagues or friends, and a need to ‘keep up with the Joneses’. There are several approaches that can help us in overcoming envy.
<b>Assertiveness issues</b>

Assertiveness issues

Have you ever had someone push in front of you in a queue, stand uncomfortably close to you, or even been asked an inappropriately personal question? If you have, you will know it can leave one feeling irritated, annoyed or upset. We have an intuitive sense that there are natural physical boundaries as well as psychological boundaries that should not be crossed. Honouring them is important for the maintenance of healthy relationships and society.
<b>Gain Self Awareness</b>

Gain Self Awareness

When a person chooses to go for counselling it is often due to experiencing a feeling of unhappiness, anxiety or being stuck, combined with a sense that one is unable to overcome it on one’s own. The first stage of counselling is to gain greater self awareness, to understand what is causing these feelings of anxiety. This occurs through a process of exploration, in which one explores the current situation as well as the past.
<b>Conquer Social Anxiety</b>

Conquer Social Anxiety

Surveys have shown that one of people’s greatest fears is that of public speaking, which ranks higher than fears of illness, flying, and terrorism. This is one form of ‘social anxiety’. Others include shyness in one to one encounters, or nervousness when trying to initiate a conversation in a social setting, call a stranger on the telephone or perform before a group. Social anxiety can be defined as a grossly exaggerated fear of being the focus of attention and receiving negative evaluation from others.

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