Steve Banfield

Steve Banfield

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Streatham
London
SW16

020 8769 2764 / 07497 631788

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Streatham
London
SW16

020 8769 2764 / 07497 631788

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 and UKCP-accredited psychotherapist with seven years’ public and private sector experience, which includes long- and short-term work. I hold a first class degree in psychology, a diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and a diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. 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, anxiety, OCD, self-harm, suicidal ideation, low self-esteem, the effects of trauma, borderline personality disorder, and bereavement/loss.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training  

  • Metanoia Institute, Ealing (2011-17) Middlesex University-accredited MSc/Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy + Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (2011-15).
  • Counselling skills training at Concern, a WPF affiliate, in Ipswich (2009-11).
  • Cruse bereavement counsellor training, Norfolk (2010).
  • Samaritans training, Norwich (2009-10).
  • Open University BSc, distance learning (2004-9).

Qualifications

  • Metanoia/Middlesex University MSc/Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, 2017.
  • Metanoia Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling, 2015.
  • Wpf Diploma in Counselling Skills, 2011.
  • Wpf Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2010.
  • BSc in Psychology, Open University, 2009.

Experience

  • Private practice from home, 2015-present.
  • Honorary Psychotherapist placement at Oxleas NHS, Woolwich, 2016-present.
  • Counselling placement, Awareness Centre, Clapham/Stockwell NHS, 2013-15.
  • Counselling placement, Metanoia Counselling Services, 2012-13.
  • Bereavement counsellor, Cruse, Norfolk, 2011-12.
  • Samaritans telephone befriending volunteer, Norwich, 2010-11.

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

£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.

Availability

I'm available on work days (Monday-Friday). Time negotiable.

Types of client

Adults