Gary Baker MBACP
Because we are all unique I believe we have different needs when looking for counselling. As an experienced and qualified integrative counsellor I can support you in whatever those needs are. The modern world is a fast moving, highly competitive environment which can be very stressful. We have learned to look after our physical well-being through exercise and diet, but very few of us take any pro-active care of our mental well-being.
I am passionate about the benefits counselling can provide in helping to improve our mental well being and make choices that are right for us. Many of us struggle with anxiety (fear) and depression (sadness) which come from varying life experiences and circumstances. I believe counselling provides the opportunity for exploring and understanding this in a way that can enable a fresh way forward. This self discovery can lead to living a more fulfilling life with more meaningful relationships.
My approach adopts and integrates various psychotherapeutic models strongly influenced by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to work with your concerns. Central to my way of working is the therapeutic relationship, as developing a strong and trusting relationship is fundamental if the counselling is going to work.
My private practice is in a modern apartment conveniently located in the Nine Elms regeneration area, opposite the iconic Battersea Power Station. The room is light, peaceful and private providing a safe and confidential environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently see clients for individual counselling / psychotherapy at The Priory, Roehampton. In the past this has included working with groups. I have also provided a counselling service within an NHS setting for a GP’s surgery in South London. My voluntary work for the Terrence Higgins Trust was manning a sexual health helpline offering advice and emotional support.
- Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB accredited).
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB accredited).
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB accredited).
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills and Theory (CPCAB accredited).
HIV & Sexual Health training (Terrence Higgins Trust)
Transgender awareness training (Terrence Higgins Trust)
Separation and Reunion Forum:
- The Impact of Imprisonment on Parents and Children: Exploring Attachment, Separation & Loss.
- Domestic Violence: The Impact on Attachment Relationships in Families.
Exploring Fear and Sadness - Open University.
Working with Sex and Sexuality in the Consulting Room - The Wimbledon Guild.
Working with Couples - The Wimbledon Guild.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
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£75 for each 50 minute session (individual)
£90 for each 60 minute session (couple)
Payment can be made with cash or with most credit & debit cards that have a chip and pin facility.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client