Stacey Permaul is a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered counsellor and therapist based in East Dulwich, South East London. She was a professional Actor for ten years, then worked in Arts Administration and Production before training as a therapist. She brings sophisticated practical knowledge of the acting industry to the consulting room.
Stacey helps clients with problems including performance anxiety, low self-esteem, imposter syndrome, addiction, trauma, bereavement and complex grief, infant loss, maternal mental health problems such as Post/Pre natal depression and anxiety, birth trauma.
“I am passionate about the arts industry and the people who work to keep that industry going. I feel strongly that there needs to be more mental health support for creative professionals by therapists who can empathise and understand the uniqueness of working within the arts and all the challenges that can bring to both work and personal life choices. I work with clients from all different paths. I am mixed heritage (white and Amerindian). My counselling training was built on a foundation of acceptance and acknowledgement of difference and diversity. One client’s experience of anxiety may be completely different to another’s. Subsequently, although I work with certain issues and challenges commonly shared with my clients, I approach each therapeutic relationship with an understanding and respect of its uniqueness and individuality.”
As a certified online counsellor, registered with ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online), Stacey is trained to provide online counselling and psychotherapy via video-call or telephone. She also offers face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy in her practice.
In addition to that, she works alongside Anxiety UK as one of their Approved Therapists providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries.