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Graham Allen Bsc (Hons) Psychology, Dip Psych, PGCE, Reg MBACP (Accred)

London, NW11 7PH
07961 932604 07961 932604 Registered / Accredited

About me

EXPERIENCED BACP ACCREDITED COUNSELLOR

Certified Online Practitioner

Areas I am experienced in......


  • Relationship Problems
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Technology Addiction
  • Isolation
  • Loneliness
  • Exercise /Body issues
  • Generalised Anxiety

Please see my website www.grahamallencounselling.co.uk for more information


I can offer:

  • Skype Counselling
  • Time limited / Longer term work


So you may have tried managing by yourself or talking to friend but....


Whilst Self Help is where most people start , it doesn't address what subtley stops us from making change in our lives. This is where Therapy can help. Life as we currently live it may be holding us back, but we cannot see where the blocks are. We are limited to what we can achieve on our own , Counselling and Psychotherapy places therapeutic relationship at the centre of change.


Other issues that I can help with....

  • Experiencing Panic
  • Life losing it's sense of purpose
  • Lonely and isolated
  • Generally unhappy
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Stressed at work or fear redundancy or unemployment
  • Suffering from grief or loss
  • Looking for more fulfilment in life
  • Coping with change
  • Wanting to come to terms with painful experiences from the past

Most people who experience counselling and therapy find it beneficial. There is a unique benefit in talking to someone independent to you.




Emotions and feelings get frozen and in a sense "locked in a box" - we dare not open the box and may use all sorts of damaging coping mechanisms. We may resort to addictions, self soothers, alcohol, smoking, relationships may flounder or we simply do not understand what is happening to us, hence we may get angry and frustrated.

Is therapy for you?

We begin with an initial assessment to see if you feel counselling is for you.

This session is a mutual fact find and is a good way of getting a feel of how counselling and therapy works. It allows you to meet me and see if you wish to continue the work


About Me
I am an Accredited BACP member with 14 years experience in Counselling from individuals to small groups and also in commerce and sport. I studied Psychology as an undergradute , Counselling and Psychotherapy Post Graduate and also taught Psychology in Education.

When choosing a therapist it is the client /counsellor relationship which is the most important therapeutic factor to consider. Shorter term work may also be worth considering.

I am based in a therapy centre opposite Golders Green Tube Station

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Psychology.
Accredited Member British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling BACP.
Diploma Counselling, Middx University.
PGCE.
Student Counsellor British College of Osteopathy and Medicine
MIND Harrow
Barnet Community Counselling

BUPA Registration

Visiting Lecturer Beijing Union University
Recent Training

2016 Beyond the Couch Lecture Series 2, Introduction ToPsychoanalysis. Institute Of Psychoanalysis

2015 Beyond the Couch Lecture Series 1, Introduction to Psychoanalysis. Institute of Psychoanalysis

2016 Practice of Critical Existential –Analytic Psychotherapy.Society of Psychotherapy

2016 Social Media and Attachment.Tavistock Relationships

2016 Managed Care and Transformational Practice. Regents College

2015 When a Body Meets a Body .Susie Orbach. Tavistock

2015 Reducing Anxiety in Students. Human Givens college

2014 Carer-Child Intersubjective Relationship and Emotional Development. Psychotherapy UK

2013 Destroying the Knowledge of the Need for Love. The Counselling Foundation

2012 Internet Pornography. Counselling Foundation

2011 Effective Body Monitoring in the Consulting Room.Psychotherapy UK

2009 Therapeutic Process and Twelve Step Recovery.Twickenham Counselling Partnership

2000-2011 Senior Counsellor , Barnet Community Counselling

2003 Institute of Education PGCE

2001 Middlesex University Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy

1998 MIND Harrow Befriending Scheme

1986 Bsc Hons Psychology

Professional Bodies

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP , Accredited 2010)

Association of Cricket Coaches (ACC)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy

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Fees

£60 per 50 minute session Golders Green


Aviva Healthcare Accredited

BUPA

Further information

Experienced counsellor with thorough grounding in all models of counselling. I enjoy working dynamically with a wide variety of clients with an intial consultation to find out what you may be looking to gain from the work.

Whilst I am dedicated to the counselling world I always seek to keep a good balance of other outside interests incorporating the world of sport, leadership, commerce, music and philosophy.

Published articles

18b North End Rd
Golders Green
London
NW11 7PH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Monday - Friday, daytimes and evenings. Weekend daytimes.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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Graham Allen Bsc (Hons) Psychology, Dip Psych, PGCE, Reg MBACP (Accred)

Graham Allen Bsc (Hons) Psychology, Dip Psych, PGCE, Reg MBACP (Accred)