Cashel Riordan MBACP (Accredited & Registered)
I see that my role is to provide a secure confidential environment for you. One where you feel safe and where you can relax sufficiently to be able to talk about those things that are causing you some concern at this particular time. I will be supporting you to slowly begin to take some risks and be more of the person you want to be. I will be encouraging you to examine your personal history, feelings, thoughts and experiences to help you to discover your own way to move forward in your life. In partnership, we may attend to your early years, what is presenting in the here and now, alongside your yearnings and callings. Life's big questions, uncertainty, joys, everyday humdrums and sorrows may be explored.
I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP]. This means that in addition to a verified level of training and experience, I am also committed to ongoing training and working within the ethical framework of my profession.
Where do the sessions take place?
I currently only work online/telephone during this lockdown period.
Other times, I work from an upstairs counselling room at my family home in New Malden near Kingston, where I am happy to see adults and couples plus young adults 16+. I work both short-term and long-term face-to-face for as long as you feel the need to see me. My theoretical approach is Person Centred which means that I focus on you as a person and all that makes you what you currently are.
New Malden mainline station is nearby + good bus connections. Trains and buses call at Wimbledon tube and train station and Kingston station both of which are about 6 minutes away
Who can I help?
I welcome clients from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds for many issues including couple counselling and relationship issues/affairs, separation and divorce. anxiety, generalised anxiety, depression, sexual issues/abuse, racism, ageism, addictions and dreams and generally feeling sad, and parts of identity that you might have had to be silent about.
I look forward to hearing from you...
Either to set up an appointment or to answer any questions you may have. You can call or text me on 07905774276 or if you would prefer to use a landline, I can be contacted on 0208 942 1069 or, you can click here to send me an email.
Generally, I am available daytime and evenings Monday to Friday, and not on weekends.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling [Metanoia Institute]
- Accreditated Member of BACP
- BACP Register approved
- Skills Certificate in CBT
- Certificate in Mediation
- Assist [Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training]
- Mental Health First Aider [Certified]
- Member of BAPCA
- Corporate Member Institute of Personnel Management
As well as my private practice, I counsel one day a week refugees and asylum seekers and have also worked in a university counselling students and graduates and in a number of hospitals counselling all groups of staff.
Previously I worked as a Human Resources Manager and am knowledgeable on employment law and employment policies should you have any work-related issues that you would like to talk about.
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I currently work online from 9 am to 9 pm - Monday to Friday (no weekends). I will not be seeing clients Face to Face until the lockdown is over.
I also work as a volunteer for a refugee service and a homeless charity and am an honorary official for England Athletics.