Dougie Robertson MBACP (Accred) UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor
Are you struggling with anxiety & depression, loneliness or stress?
Do you feel held back from traumatic experiences from your past?
Is your relationship in conflict?
Are you seeking to realise long-awaited changes but don’t know how?
Tried talking to friends but without success?
Is now the time to seek professional help?
As a therapist I aim to help individuals understand that clinging to negative thoughts and feelings causes suffering. This pattern can become automatic and habitual, and at times can lead us to descend into downward cycles of low mood, anxiety and depression.
Together, at a pace that’s right for you, I will support you in developing greater perspective on your automatic behaviours, and, I will guide you in how to cultivate alternative, more skilful ways of working with them.
These strategies promote freedom from the cycles of suffering, and produce a felt sense of manageability, liberation and release.
Whether you’re hoping to understand and move beyond traumatic experiences originating in your past, or to realise long-awaited changes in your personal or professional relationships in the present, I’m here to help.
At all times I will listen empathically and offer you a kindly, confidential and hopeful relationship were you can bring all of yourself without judgement.
Alongside talking therapy I also offer mindfulness practices. These popular practices are above all practical in every-day life and help support the change process.
In short, mindfulness practices help us to 'respond' rather than 'react' to our negative states of mind, difficult people or situations in our daily lives. It offers us a solution to the frustration, despair and confusion associated with our habitual, reactive and 'avoidant' behaviours.
Over time, a more authentic you can learn to emerge, a more integrated you, in greater harmony with your difficult thoughts and feelings, more at peace with those around you, including your enemies.
If my approach resonates with you, and you’re curious to know more, then do get in touch.
Areas I specialise in include:
Individual. 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
Skype, Zoom, Phone and Face-to-Face sessions available.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
MBACP (Accred) and UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor.
'Imago' Trained Therapist - for working with couples.
My work experience includes running a successful private practice for 13 years and 5 years within the NHS Psychological Support Service.
I've also undertaken specialist training in ‘Imago Therapy’ to enable me to work effectively with couples in conflict.
In line with the BACP professional framework I attend regular clinical supervision. I also participate in officially recognised CPD courses, workshops and retreats to further my development as a therapist.
I'm well-travelled and have an interest in other cultures, which I believe enables me to work more effectively with cultural issues and diversity.
I volunteer for my local Buddhist centre and support mindfulness courses and meditation classes which are passed on to my clients on request.
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).
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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.