Duncan E. Stafford MBACP (Registered and Accredited)
01223 504376 / 07871 257457
I am a long established BACP accredited and registered therapist, and I provide a relaxed, comfortable and informal space where you can talk in confidence about any issues troubling you. I offer counselling, psychotherapy and couples/relationship therapy (including working with sexual difficulties) as well as supervision for a wide range of other therapists. I use coaching and mentoring to help support teachers, doctors and business people.
Common reasons women and men come to work with me include:
* stress, anxiety, depression, self-blame, rumination
* relationship issues
* intimacy issues
* employment worries, low self-confidence and negative life events
* work-related difficulties or work development ideas
* eating disorders and issues (female and male)
* trauma and abuse (female and male)
* issues concerning personal fulfilment and development
* issues around sexuality and gender
* relationship issues and difficulties with intimacy and sex
* sexual difficulties, including (but not limited to) internet, cyber, sex and pornography addictions (individuals and couples).
Training, qualifications & experience
I undertook my initial undergraduate and postgraduate training as a therapist with the University of Cambridge and worked during that time for Cambridge and Peterborough Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust at Addenbrooke's hospital and Cambridge University Counselling Service. I trained as an Intergrative supervisor with Cambridge Supervision Training.
My original training was psychodynamic in orientation and my own analysis was Jungian. My further trainings (including hypnotherapy) allow me to work Integratively – this means that I can draw on a wide range of therapeutic models within psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) frameworks.
Professional memberships and ethical code:
MBACP (accred) – Registered and accredited member of British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
GHR – Registered with the General Hypnotherapy Register
I am bound by and adhere to the BACPs Ethical Framework and to COSRTs code of ethics and practice.
In addition to my current private practice work I have experience of working in numerous settings including: NHS Psychological Treatments Service; student counselling at the University of Cambridge; groupwork with young male and female offenders (home office secure accommodation); group facilitation with young women in severe welfare need (local authority care); and mentoring and supervision for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
Publications and media:
I have written and contributed to a variety of magazines and periodicals on subjects as diverse as men and eating disorders, supervision, pornography, and death, dying and fitness to practice. I have consulted for numerous television programmes on the subject matter of pornography and I am also the author of Turned On: Intimacy in a pornized society – WiTTING PRESS (2010).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Binge-eating disorder
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals and couples work
I also work with couples and individuals on issues around fidelity, trust and jealousy, intimacy, identity, meaninglessness, fear of dying, all psychological forms of sexual difficulty (including sex, pornography and cybersexual addictions), masculinity, negotiated non-monogamy (polyamory, open marriages) and gender issues.
My charge for a session, which lasts for 50 minutes is £65 with concessions as low as £50.
My standard fee for couples therapy is £100 for a one-hour session. (I will offer discounts to as low as £80 per session depending on family income and circumstances.)
My standard fee for supervision is £55 per session.
Paypal payments (by special arrangement for those outside the UK only).
To arrange an initial session or for further information, contact me by phone, text or email. Please refer to my website for full details about the services I offer. All my points of contact are confidential. I will respond to your message as soon as possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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When I have spaces in my practice these are available between 8 am and 5.30pm. My practice is not open at weekends or bank holidays
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer a creative and collaborative space for supervision where you can benefit from a supervisor who acts as a collegial consultant for your own professional work.View supervision profile