Keith McCarthy MBACP (Accred), MSc (Therapeutic Counselling)
56 Eaglesfield Road
I am an BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with nine years experience. Finding the right counsellor/therapist is perhaps the most important step in beginning to address the issues that you may be experiencing. This is often challenging since you are faced with many choices and 'theoretical jargon' that may be confusing for you. I would suggest that you make an initial consultation with me and this meeting will give you the opportunity to begin to talk about what is troubling you. It will also give me the chance to really listen and sense if I may be of help to you. If you do feel that I am the right counsellor then we can plan accordingly.
How I work
I have been working in private practice as a psychotherapist and counsellor for over 7 years. I offer short and long term psychotherapy/counselling to individuals and I am qualified and experienced to work with all emotional and psychological issues, for example, depression, relationship issues and anxiety. I am commited to providing psychotherapy and counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
My professional practice adopts an integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy in order to meet your unique individual needs. This means that I try to help you understand and deal with your emotional, personal and relationship difficulties from various psychological perspectives and in a more empowering and creative way. Making more sense of your current situation and the feelings and thoughts evoked by these circumstances often involves gaining greater awareness of how your past can still be presenting itself negatively in your present experiences. Such insights can help begin to alleviate your emotional suffering and promote personal growth. Counselling also involves deciding on appropriate changes in your life and taking effective action in order to implement these changes so that your life may be more fulfilling.
I offer a warm, sensitive and empathetic therapeutic relationship where you will feel secure, valued and accepted with your concerns and issues being genuinely heard and understood. This helps to promote positive emotional growth and change enabling you to reconnect with your true nature giving your life more direction, purpose and meaning.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP (Accred) and on the BACP Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. This organisation requires a strict ethical code of practice ensuring confidentiality and respect for client individuality.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc (Therapeutic Counselling), University of Greenwich, 2011
MA (Psychotherapy and Healing), Marian Ass. acc. by Middlesex University, 2007
Certificate in Cognitive, Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (Awareness Centre) 2013
MA (Psychology and Education), University of London, 1993
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, BACP, 2012
Diploma in Psychology, Open University, 1998
Certificate in Counselling Skills, Centre for Stress Management, 1994
B.ed (Hons), Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic, 1987
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Transpersonal, childhood issues
Each counselling/psychotherapy session is one hour.The cost per hour for an evening session is £40. I have a limited number of concessionary places available for evening sessions.
I also offer a reduced rate of £30 for daytime sessions and reduced rates for those on a low income so please ask when you contact me.
It is usual to organise an initial meeting. One of the most important aspects of this type of work is for you to feel comfortable with me. This initial meeting gives you the opportunity to begin to discuss your concerns and for me to give a little more detail about how I work. It also allows you to decide whether I am the therapist for you.
Previously I was a teacher for 20 years educating children and young people with severe and multiple learning disabilities. This experience has provided a solid foundation for me working as a therapist.
My practice is within easy reach of Blackheath, Greenwich, Woolwich, Plumstead, Welling, Bexleyheath and Eltham. There are frequent buses from these places or there is ample parking for anyone wishing to drive.
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Type of session
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