Charles Gordon-Graham

Charles Gordon-Graham

97 Mortimer Street
London
W1W 7SU

Reigate And Redhill
Surrey
RH1 1AD

07887 484738

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97 Mortimer Street
London
W1W 7SU

Reigate And Redhill
Surrey
RH1 1AD

07887 484738

About me

VIEW OF COUNSELLING / PSYCHOTHERAPY: As an integrative counsellor / psychotherapist, I see the client as a unique individual living within a wider context of community, society, culture and world. We each have our struggles, dilemmas, painful memories and anxieties, but we also have the potential to change at least how we deal with them and relate to them, and the meanings we find in them. Counselling and psychotherapy provide opportunities for you to talk about issues of concern to you, to explore your feelings, values and life choices, to increase your awareness, and to expand your repertoire of ways of viewing and relating to yourself, others and the world.

WAY OF WORKING: Being integrative in outlook, I draw from various approaches in counselling and psychotherapy. Mindfulness is central to how I work – mindfulness is noticing, allowing and being with whatever you are experiencing, without judging it. In addition to dialogue, counselling and psychotherapy with me can also involve experiential work, role plays, guided visualisations and dreamwork. I may suggest books or websites for you to read.

WORKSHOPS: I also run workshops on such themes as our relationship with time and the relevance of that to psychotherapy.

ARTICLES: Articles by me have appeared in Therapy Today journal: Time in Our Lives and Beginner's Mind. I also write book reviews for Therapy Today.

Training, qualifications & experience

COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY QUALIFICATIONS:
MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling (integrative)
Post-MA Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
Foundation Certificate in Counselling
Introduction to Counselling

COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
VARIOUS SPECIALIST TRAININGS INCLUDING:
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
Gestalt Therapy
Psychosynthesis and transpersonal psychology
Mindfulness
CBT
Jung
Existential Therapy
Person-Centred Therapy
Equine Facilitated Therapy
Psychodrama
Group Dynamics

TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS:
Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2009)
Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (1992)

EXPERIENCE AS A COUNSELLOR / PSYCHOTHERAPIST:
As a counsellor / psychotherapist I have experience of working with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress (including work-related stress), bereavement, loss, illness, trauma, sexuality, cultural issues, family and relationship difficulties. I also have experience and an interest in working with autistic clients such as those with Asperger’s. I am interested in working with anger and other emotions through mindfulness, as well as in issues of meaning (e.g. in the contexts of ageing and ‘mid-life crisis’) and in creative ways of working with dreams. I am particularly interested in exploring clients' spirituality and their relationship with time.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP
UKCP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The search for meaning in life
Time-related issues
Loneliness and social difficulties
Issues around creativity and arts performance

Fees

£50 per session.
Concessions available, according to your circumstances.

Further information

OTHER EXPERIENCE AND INTERESTS:
From before my counselling and psychotherapy training I have a scientific background too, with a BSc in Theoretical Physics and an MSc in Astronomy, and I also have extensive experience of teaching in adult and higher education, working with students from a wide range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I have previously lived in three other countries and have travelled widely in Europe, Asia and Latin America. All this has contributed to my appreciation and understanding of different cultures, and some knowledge of other languages; I speak French as a second language and Turkish as a third language.  Other interests include poetry, classical/world music, art and astronomy.

Maps & Directions

London, W1W 7SU
Reigate And Redhill, RH1 1AD

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None
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