Dougie Robertson MBACP (Accred) UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor
Skype, Zoom or Face-to-Face sessions available - contact me for more details. (Email preferred)
My counselling approach will engage you in a dialogue were you can tell me in your own words, what it is exactly you feel needs to change, and what those changes might look like.
At a pace that's right for you, I will help you develop perspective on your habitual, automatic and unhelpful behaviours, which can lead us into downward spirals of low mood, anxiety and depression. Gaining a broader perspective places you in the driving seat and provides a felt sense of manageability.
I'll support you in developiing alternative, more skilful stratergies that can free you from the tyranny of the old, familiar and unhelpful paterrns. With greater freedom you are more likely to successfully realise the changes your seeking.
My approach also includes learning to turn towards difficult experiences like depression, anxiety, anger or fear with courage, patience and confidence. This can bring a welcome relief - especially if these states of mind have been with you for some time.
Alongside talking therapy I also offer the option of complimentary mindfulness practices, including meditation. These practices are above all, practical in every-day life, supporting the establishing of greater emotional confidence and psychological harmony.
Talking therapy and mindfulness approaches offers a gateway to the discovery of a more authentic you, a more integrated you, more at peace with yourself, loved ones and the world you live in.
Clients inform me that I'm an open, friendly and generous therapist with significant awareness of cultural diversity.
Areas I specialise in include:
Individual and Couples counselling. Adults and young people.
Effects of Covid-19 pandemic.
Betrayals, anxiety and panic disorders. Depression, stress, loneliness, low moods, low self esteem/confidence, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, self harm, domestic violence, anger, panic attacks, OCD and phobias, sexual orientation, marriage issues, LGBTQ Issues, living well with chronic illness, perfectionism, bereavement and loss and more....
Enquiries to Dougie:
Evenings & days available. Mon - Sat 9 - 9pm
Couples and Individuals welcome.
Online Platforms - Skype, Zoom and Face-to-Face sessions available.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Formal training in Couples Counselling
MBACP (Accred) and UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor.
I am fully insured to work in private practice.
I have worked extensively within an NHS setting for the past 7 years offering counselling services.
I have also worked with clients from the LGBT communities.
I attend regular individual and couples supervision in compliance with BACP membership.
I regularly attend Buddhist retreats and mindfulness based professional development courses which I believe benefits others in my counselling work.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Couples in conflict
Mindfulness and meditation practitioner
Individual from £65. Couples from £85.
Reduced fees are sometimes available for those on low incomes.
Online platforms Skype, Zoom and Face-to-Face sessions available - contact me for more details.
An assessment is vital to focus the work.
Long and short term work available.
Parking Available. Central Line, South Woodford Tube (Epping Branch)
Concessions offered for
My therapy space is only a minutes walk from South Woodford Central Line Underground Station and only a few minutes by car from the end of the M11 and junction 26 of the M25.
London City Airport and Doclands are just 15mins drive away.
Bus Routes: 179,W12,W13,W14
There is free parking in Sainsburys, George Lane, with max 2 hours stay when you purchase a small item.
There is also meter parking which is free after 6.30pm.