Rod London MSc., UKCP Reg., Gestalt Psychotherapist, MBACP (Accred)
07980 931 754
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and BACP accredited counsellor with over 10 years experience. I offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples for short and long-term work. I also offer individual supervision to other counsellors, therapists and people in related professions.
Sharing what troubles you in a professional setting is a positive step towards creating a better life for your self. I am able to help support you safely and steadily bring about positive changes. This may relate to new problems or things that have bothered you for a long time - however difficult they may seem.
Perhaps you have become frustrated with bringing about change in your life or maybe life events are beginning to cause you difficulties. You may be aware of thoughts or feelings about events in your life - or experience them physically in your body.
I aim to provide the support and help you need to find a more satisfying way of living. The approach I take is broadly humanistic with Gestalt as the therapeutic core of my practice. I work with the whole person, including the context of their life. This might mean exploring the background and patterns in your life as well as whatever is causing difficulty at the moment. I offer an holistic approach - I believe that what may seem like isolated symptoms often represent broader difficulties in our lives.
Together with you, I aim to help:
* Identify current difficulties more clearly
* Look at patterns in your life that lead to feeling stuck
* Support the process of change and find new ways forward
These things are best done in the context of a confidential relationship that is honest, supportive and creative.
Personal Development Course
New Personal Development Course in Kings Heath/Moseley, Birmingham - details coming soon.
I am currently undergoing formal supervision training (please see below for more details) and can offer low-fee clinical supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors / psychotherapists and those in other helping professions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 10 years counselling/psychotherapy experience in various settings, including: private practice, NHS primary care, voluntary sector, schools and higher education. I also provide training for counsellors and other professionals.
MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy (UKCP registered psychotherapist), 2011
BACP Acccreditation, 2005
Diploma in Counselling, 2002
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling, 1998
BEd. (Hons.), 1991
Diploma in Supervision, commencing Sept 2015
Traumatic Attachment, 2015
Relational Mindfulness, 2013
Mindfulness for Trauma, 2013
Certificate in Sandtray Therapy, 2009
Workshop training in couple counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling / Psychotherapy
I have extensive experience of short or time-limited counselling - this may be sufficient to help you find ways of addressing troubling aspects in your life and for change to happen.
Losses of various kind are a particular interest of mine, both past and present. This includes loss of: work, status, physical ability, security and relationship.
I have a background in school teaching which gives me an insight into this world of work. This may be useful if you share the same professional background.
I offer supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors / psychotherapists and those in other helping professions. This can be arranged on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis; my current fee is £35 per hour.
Counselling / Psychotherapy
Individual sessions, usually weekly, are for 50 minutes. Couple-counselling is usually 60 minutes or longer if agreed.
Some people choose to attend counselling/therapy for a fixed number of sessions; say, for 6-8 weekly sessions. Others prefer to meet on an open-ended basis.
My full fee for individual sessions is £55 and I offer a limited number of concessionary places for those on a low income and able to attend daytime appointments; the fee for couple sessions is £60 per hour.
Whilst in training, I am able to offer clinical supervision at a rate of £35 per hour.
Please phone or email to make an initial appointment - I will return any calls or messages as soon as possible.
You may prefer to attend the first appointment as a trial session to decide if counselling/therapy is right for you without any obligation to continue.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday-Friday daytimes and early evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|