Christian Koebbel, Registered MBACP, MBPsS
07590 535 220 / 07590 535 220
My approach to psychotherapy and counselling is influenced by my own life experience, my extensive training in philosophy, psychology and psychotherapy and by current research in the field of psychotherapy and counselling.
What can I offer?
I am offering a space where we both together explore the things that matter to you. These might be problems, concerns or questions that you have. You might be stuck in your current life or overwhelmed by it, you might want to change things or you simply might wan to think and talk about where you are at.
I am offering a safe, confidential space where you can talk to me about anything you like – small or big. No concern is too small or big to be talked about.
I am offering a guided inquiry with a curious attitude that attempts to uncover implicit assumptions and processes and aims at helping you to understand yourself better.
I work with individuals and I also offer couples counselling. I am able to offer both, short and long-term work. At our first meeting, we will discuss your needs and why you would like to commence therapy. Together, we will think about how to work in a way that suits your needs.
Are you travelling much for work and therefore find it difficult to keep regular appointments? I offer Skype sessions in addition to face to face sessions.
Are my concerns important enough to seek counselling or psychotherapy?
Concerns, feelings and thoughts can be difficult topics and it might not be easy for you to consider them, let alone to talk about them with someone else. Maybe you are not sure if you can give yourself permission to share them or maybe you are not sure whether they are important or difficult enough for you to talk about them?
I think that your concerns, thoughts and feelings are important enough, particularly if you came all the way to my website. I also think that it might be helpful to talk about them.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have studied Psychology at the University of Edinburgh and qualified as Counsellor and Psychotherapist at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and Middlesex University.
I am specialising in the area of Counselling Psychology. I am currently writing my doctoral thesis at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and Middlesex University.
I am a professional and registered member (Registered Member MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a graduate member the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) and adhere to their code of ethics and practice. I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Register (No. 052428), which means that my work is regulated by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care and the Department of Health.
My work is regularly supervised by a qualified and experienced supervisor and I endeavour to keep up to date with the developments in the field by regularly attending courses, workshops and other professional development activities.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked in a variety of settings including GP surgeries, psychiatric hospitals and several NHS psychotherapy services. Among these is the South London and Maudsley Eating Disorders Service. In these places I have encountered and worked with a range of very different people form widely different backgrounds. The issues and concerns I have worked with include depression, anxiety, couples, stress, bereavement, loss, crisis, relationship issues, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, lack of meaning in life. I have worked with individuals, couples and groups of people. This is not an exhaustive list and we can discuss during our first appointment what you would like to focus on during our work together.
I have trained in several different psychotherapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Existential/Phenomenological Therapy and I also work with strategies borrowed from Mindfulness and meditation.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Meaning/purpose in life
Self and Others
Concerns with living
I charge £40 for our first appointment and from £55 thereafter. I also have some lower fee appointments available and we can discuss this during your first appointment.
In addition I have some appointments available in the evening to fit around work commitments you might have.
Are you a student or on low income? Are you currently training to be a psychotherapist, counsellor or counselling psychologist?
I also offer concessions to students and we can discuss this during our first appointment.
Is English not your first language? I am able to work in German and Spanish in addition to English.
You can contact me via phone (07590 535 220), email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If I don’t answer the phone, please leave your name and phone number and I will get back to you as soon as possible, usually within the next day. I will always treat any information you give me confidentially. We will talk about this during our first meeting.
My practice is located in central London (SW1). Parking and public transport links are close by.
For further information, please visit my website on: www.christiankoebbel.co.uk.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||German, Spanish|
I currently have available appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays, during the day and in the evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|