Steve Banfield

Steve Banfield

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About me

I operate in private practice, aiming to provide a service which suits the client's needs. My approach is to establish a trusting relationship within which to explore the issues that bring the client to therapy. I work supportively, with some challenge, so that clients can re-examine and change their ways of living when these are not working for them.

I am a qualified BACP-registered counsellor with seven years’ public and private sector experience, which includes long- and short-term work. I hold a first class degree in psychology and a diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. In addition to private practice I currently work with NHS patients diagnosed with personality disorder. I have also worked in charity settings such as Samaritans, Cruse and Mind.My integrative training includes CBT and psychodynamic approaches, which means I can work with clients to change unhelpful ways of behaving and thinking, as well as problematic patterns of relating from childhood.

Areas in which I have had working experience include: depression and anxiety, OCD, self-harm, suicidal ideation, low self-esteem, the effects of trauma, borderline personality disorder, and bereavement/loss.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Samaritans training in Norwich (2009-10).
  • Cruse bereavement counsellor training in Beccles, Suffolk (2010).
  • Counselling skills training at Concern, a WPF affiliate, in Ipswich (2009-11).
  • Metanoia Institute, Ealing (2011-15) towards the Middlesex University-accredited MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy.
  • I am presently in the final year of training at Metanoia Insititute to become a psychotherapist, with the dissertation written (PASS) and the viva exam yet to be taken in May 2017.


  • Metanoia Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling, 2015
  • Wpf Diploma in Counselling Skills, 2011
  • Wpf Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2010
  • BSc in Psychology, 2009 (Open University).


Counselling with Samaritans and Cruse, Norwich and Norfolk - 2010-11.
Counselling placement, Metanoia Counselling Services, 2012-13.
Counselling placement, the Awareness Centre, Clapham, London/IAPT NHS services, Stockwell, London, 2013-15

Psychotherapy placement at Oxleas NHS, Woolwich, 2016 - present.

Private practice from home, 2015 - present.

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£50 per hour

Further information

I was formerly an EFL teacher and teacher trainer with a teaching diploma and Master's degree in applied linguistics. I worked in both the UK and overseas. I wrote and directed tailor-made courses, as well as tutoring on internationally recognised Cambridge certificate (CELTA) and diploma (DELTA) courses. I taught and trained people of various nationalities and cultural backgrounds. I am an IELTS examiner. I speak fluent French and German.

Maps & Directions

London, SW16

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French, German.

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