Lydia Rowland-Greenstone provides a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space where clients can open up and explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. She believes that everyone can benefit from therapy, it is an honest and open space where individuals can reflect upon their experiences, process feelings and develop greater self-awareness and understanding. Lydia understands that life can be full of complications and will listen, support and value clients with unconditional positive regard. She believes building trust between client and practitioner is key in the therapeutic alliance and will support and respect each individual throughout their journey.
Lydia works within the person-centred framework, which means that the client and practitioner are of equal parts in the therapeutic relationship. The client is the expert of their own experience and the therapist works to understand the client’s experience from the client’s perspective. It is the role of the practitioner to help the client reach and realise their full potential.
Lydia has a special interest in mental health and has over two-years experience working with individuals with severe and enduring mental health conditions for Mind charity. Lydia has gained experience working with individuals with a range of presentations such as bi-polar, psychosis and personality-disorder. During her time with Mind and the NHS Lydia saw how important it is to reduce stigma regarding mental health conditions. Lydia works to reduce distress and promote wellbeing with every individual she works with. She specialises in Schizophrenia, psychosis and paranoia, and has a special interest in abuse and trauma.
Lydia is a trainee psychologist and currently is completing a doctorate in Counselling Psychology. She is a member of the BPS and works in The Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service in Wandsworth.