Jeff Yates Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MA, Bsc, Adv PgDip, PgDip, MBACP)
We all experience challenges and difficulties in our lives. Often we can face these issues on our own or can find the support of our friends to be helpful. However, sometimes we feel stuck and cannot seem to deal with things by ourselves. At these times CBT, Counselling or Psychotherapy can be most helpful in getting a fresh perspective on your situation and gaining awareness about the way you feel and behave. This in turn can lead you to be able to make informed changes that ultimately result in a life that simply works better for you.
I am experienced in providing CBT, Counselling and Psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment to work with you to explore and understand your difficulties. These may include low confidence and self-esteem, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, relationship issues, anger management, loneliness, sexual difficulties, workplace problems, stress and many other areas.
I am an qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist based just 4 minutes walk away from Clapham Junction in SW11 which sits at the boundary of Battersea, Clapham and Wandsworth in South West London.
My practice is in Barnard Road, off St John's Road, Battersea, London SW11 1QS. Conveniently located just a 4-5 minute walk from Clapham Junction station which is two stops on the overland train from Waterloo, Victoria and Wimbledon and a single stop from Vauxhall and Earlsdon. My practice is also 5-10 minutes by bus from Clapham Common or Clapham South Tube Stations.
So if you feel ready to take the first step toward getting the kind of life that simply works better for you then email me in the first instance at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 07444 394 528.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the guidelines of both these organisations regarding ethical practice and professional standards.
I hold a Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, an Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, in addition to a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
My initial training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) was part of my Integrative Psychotherapist and Counselling Masters degree. In 2011 I attended a further training in CBT over 7 months entitled CBT with Heart at the Awareness Centre in Clapham. I am a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and have taken additional year of NHS training in CBT at the Royal Holloway, University of London.
I have worked with clients for over 9 years as a counsellor at the Samaritans, Westminster Mind, Hammersmith & Fulham Mind, the Awareness Centre in Clapham, via the Minster Centre referral service and in private practice.
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
I charge £60 - £90 per 50 minute session with Initial Assessment sessions charged at £60.
Fees are calculated depending on the time and day of the regular slot requested, as well as personal financial circumstances.
Both early morning, daytime and evening sessions are available.
I am especially experienced in working with those with low-self esteem and low confidence, anxiety, work stress, depression and relationship issues.