Stephen Westcott MBACP (Accred), UKCP Reg, UKRCP
I am an experienced BACP Accredited and UKCP registered integrative counsellor/psychotherapist and supervisor working in Rochester, Medway (ME1,ME2,ME3,ME4,ME5,ME6) and Kings Cross (WC1/ WC1X/ WC2). I aim to provide an environment for co-created exploration and growth both for individuals and couples.
I am an integrative practitioner which means I draw from many approaches to therapy depending on the issues and/or client suitability. I enjoy working with clients of various ages and backgrounds. My own background is in music and I therefore like to look at the therapeutic work as something co-created. My belief is that we all have the ability to create the lives we wish to lead. This may of course sometimes be difficult, but I feel that it is in approaching life in a creative way that possibilities can be explored.
I am also a founder of Sail To Clarity , a company that uniquely runs personal and professional development workshops, CPD trainings and charters from a sports cruiser boat on the Medway River in North Kent.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 10 years and thousands of client hours in the field, an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy, an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling and a Diploma in Clinical Supervision. I have also trained in CBT. I am an accredited member of the BACP and have had varied experience with drug and alcohol services, MIND, The Place to Be, and as a team leader and counsellor for Haringey Council. I currently work as a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor in full time private practice.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I love working with creatives from any discipline.
Sessions in Rochester are £60 for individuals, £70 for couples. Some low cost places are also available. Supervision sessions are £50 individual and £70 groups.
Sessions at Kings Cross are £70 for individuals and £80 for couples
Supervision sessions are £60 individual and £80 groups
All sessions are 50 minutes in length.
Please feel free to contact me if you'd like any additional information or would like to discuss anything prior to making an appointment.