Emmett J. De Monterey
I am a fully qualified and experienced therapist in Chelsea, London. I have a number of years experience working one to one with adults, from a variety of different settings, backgrounds and cultural contexts.
I am able to offer regular long term or time limited psychotherapy, and specialise in working with addiction and compulsive behaviour. I trained at Regents University, London, in all the main schools of humanistic therapy, and my broad knowledge base, means that draw on a number of perspectives, to find an approach which will best suit your needs.
Deciding to see a therapist can be daunting, but I offer a safe and confidential space in which you can explore whatever may be challenging you. My aim is for us to work together in order to examine and uncover the cause of your difficulties, which may help you to gain a fresh perspective, and the ability to change the things you wish too.
Our initial consultation will be an opportunity for us to meet and talk about the process, and see if I can help. If we decide to work together we will then meet at an agreed time each week, either for a set number of sessions, or in a longer term, open ended way.
People come to therapy for many different reasons, and it is my aim to work both supportively to help my clients learn from the challenges they face, and overcome things which may be stopping them leading the lives they wish too.
My work is grounded in psychodynamic theory - the belief that past events can have a profound effect on both our present and future, and in existential philosophy which supports the individual to create meaning and purpose in their own lives.
I have experience in dealing with substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and sexual health issues, as well as working in a more general context.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and am fully insured. I attend regular clinical supervision, and continuing professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Regents College (now Regents University) London.
I completed my foundation training there and went on to gain a Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, and then went on to be awarded my Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy.
Over the course of my training, I have worked in various contexts, providing psychotherapy in an HIV/AIDS treatment service, and a rehabilitation and addiction treatment centre.
I currently work in a high security custodial setting, and in private practice.
Prior to training as a psychotherapist, I worked as a theatre designer for many years.
I also hold a B.A. in Drama and Theatre Arts from the University of London, and an M.A. In Film and Visual Media from the University of London.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
The initial consultation is £45.
Thereafter my fees are on a sliding scale from £45-60 per 50 minute session.
Telephone and Skype sessions are available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available daily, until 8pm, Monday to Friday.
Types of client