|Languages:||English, Xhosa, Zulu|
|Locations:||Low Cost Clapham|
Lark Mbebe provides an empathic, safe space and an opportunity for clients to work exploratively and collaboratively in clarifying and reflecting upon their situations to gain deeper insight and awareness into how they might choose to live with greater meaning and connection to themselves and to others. Lark’s therapeutic approach is informed by Existential philosophy which views life as a journey that is both relational and dynamic. The Existential approach recognises the impermanence of life, change, uncertainty, suffering, anxiety and death to be an unavoidable part of our everyday lives
She acknowledges that there are many different possibilities and ways for people to live and order their lives, as well as limiting factors that may create difficulties and impact on their choices. Lark’s approach is grounded on building a trusting and open relationship that encourages clients to pay close attention to their lived experiences. While Lark’s current training is in Existential Therapy, she may incorporate other approaches such as Person-Centred Counselling and CBT, as she doesn’t believe in a “one size fits all” therapy. She works on an open-ended basis within The Awareness Centre’s low-cost counselling service in Clapham.
Lark is working towards a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and is registered with the British Psychological Society (MBPsS). With a background in psychology and with over 12 years’ experience working in Mental Health, Lark has worked therapeutically and with a wide range of people presenting with Trauma, Abuse, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress, Bipolar, Anger, and Anxiety. She has a personal interest in Cultural Issues, Age-related Issues, Identity Issues, Bereavement and Loss.