Haydn Forde BA(Hons), MA, Dip Counselling (BACP registered)
Hi, I'm Haydn and as a Counsellor I offer space where you can talk about emotional difficulties that might be challenging for you at the moment and we can explore them together.
Counselling can give you a chance to look at how these challenges might be affecting you or your relationships and by looking at them from various perspectives, you might open up a path for future change.
My approach to counselling is Integrative, so this means that I can adapt my style of working to meet your specific needs. My past experience as a Dramatherapist means that I can also offer creative ways of looking at difficulties if necessary.
I have experience working with a range of issues – including sexual identity, gender identity, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, living with HIV, the long term impact of sexual abuse, bereavement and relationship difficulties.
Our first meeting will be an assessment to look at what might bring you to counselling and why now. If we're happy to work with each other, I can offer long term work (one year and beyond) - although I do have considerable experience working short term (6 or 12 sessions).
I have a private practice at The Awareness Centre on Friday afternoons between 1.30pm-5.30pm. You can contact me for enquiries - either on the number above, or directly at The Awareness Centre on - 020 8673 4545.
Do feel free to have a look at the SW4 therapy/counselling rooms at The Awareness Centre on the link above. There is a photo below of the therapy/counselling room in SE5.
With best wishes,
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling (Re-Vision - http://www.re-vision.org.uk) and I'm BACP registered.
As a Counsellor I've worked within the LGBTQ community for charities like The Metro and London Friend, offering time-limited and long term psychotherapeutic counselling. At The Awareness Centre, I have provided short term counselling on their NHS service provision at a GP's clinic and longer term work on the low cost counselling service.
I'm a qualified Sesame Dramatherapist (Badth/HCPC - https://www.cssd.ac.uk/course/drama-and-movement-therapy-ma) who has worked in acute, adult Psychiatric settings within the NHS since 2005 with both groups and individual clients. I also have extensive experience working in mainstream education - Primary and Secondary - and at the moment I work as a School Counsellor/Dramatherapist at City of London Academy in Southwark.
As a Supervisor I have provided both group and individual supervision for Dramatherapy students when I was also a visiting lecturer on the MA Dramatherapy training (Sesame). I have a private Supervision practice, working with Dramatherapists as a Creative Arts Supervisor (C.A.S.T) - http://www.casttraining.org/index.html
Before training as a counsellor I offered telephone support for people living with HIV for THT Direct Helpline and the AIDS Treatment project. I also co-facilitated The Black Connection at PACE - a monthly group for gay/bi-sexual men of African descent and ran the recently diagnosed course at THT, for people living with HIV.
I am now working towards my Post-Diploma in Psychotherapy at Re-Vision.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship issues
Photos & videos
£55 per 50 min session - including initial assessments.
I was born in Trinidad, I've lived in the UK for over 27 years and I love Trinidad Carnival. I have also practised Buddhism for over 19 years. I originally trained as an actor and while I no longer do acting work, I still enjoy seeing a good play and I practice hot yoga regularly.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Fridays at The Awareness Centre, Clapham (between 1.30pm and 5.30pm)
Types of client