Dean Forbes - BA (Hons); MBACP (Registered)
The Awareness Centre
74-80 Upper Tooting Road
45 Central Street
I am a professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working with individuals who may struggle with a variety of issues. I offer a warm, supportive and safe environment where we can explore together the things that are going on in your life and find better ways to deal with them.
How do I work?
I am an integrative therapist, which means that I can bring together a few different approaches to help work on the issues. These are mainly Person Centered and Psychodynamic, however, I do draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as needed.
How long does therapy last?
I offer both long and short term therapy, but ideally this depends on what works best for you and your present circumstances. With long term therapy we will have periodic evaluations to discuss how therapy is going for you and its continuation.
What to expect from our first session
We would first explore what brings you to therapy, what you would hope to achieve from it and how we can move forward. One session is usually enough for this but can take longer depending on your needs. This first session will help determine whether what I offer would be suitable for your needs. It also offers you a non-obligatory experience to determine if you would want to continue therapy with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
The main body of my training was done at Newham University Centre (NUC) and my qualifications are:
- BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- HE Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Certificate Counselling Skills
I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
I have a number of years' experience working with persons suffering from issues including but not limited to:
Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Sexual dysfunction, Alcohol abuse, Drug abuse, Work place bullying, Sexuality, Relationship issues.
I also have experience working with the LGBTQ+ community.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
My fees are as follows:
- Initial consultation lasts up to 90 minutes at a cost of £70.00
- Regular weekly sessions are for 50 minutes at a cost of £65.00
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekday, Evening and Saturday sessions are available.
Types of client