Robert Flaherty MBACP (Accred)

Robert Flaherty MBACP (Accred)


Classic Counselling
16 High Holborn

020 7224 0299 / 07939072460

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About me


I am an experienced Counsellor providing one to one therapy in a confidential, professional enviroment in Central London.

Everyone's counselling needs are different. Some people benefit from just a few sessions while others continue for longer. At the first appointment, clients are welcomed into a private, comfortable room to address their concerns and to discuss their personal hopes from counselling. This initial consultation will provide an opportunity to discuss therapy and will allow space to explore any thoughts about the counselling process. The first appointment generally lasts about an hour.

I have worked with substance misuse over the past 14 years and am a Master Practitioner of Eating Disorders.

I practice integrative therapy which means I work with several approaches. In my case, I draw from Humanistic/Person-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Psychodynamic.

This enables me to offer the type of therapy, or combination of therapies, that is most appropriate for the particular needs of each client.

I work in both short term(brief under 12 sessions) and long term (open ended) frameworks.

I am an accredited Member of the BACP.

Training, qualifications & experience


Dip Integrative Counselling

Primary Cert  Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Skills

Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders and Obesity

BACP Accredited Member

I am bound by and adhere to the BACP’s Ethical Framework.

As Part of my training I volenteered as a Drug and Alcohol counsellor for the Hungerford Drug Project in Soho for 5 years and as a Counsellor for the Terrence Higgins Trust for two years.

I was employed from 2009 to 2011 as the Therapeutic Group Facilitator and Coordinator at the Metro centre in Greenwich.

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Registered / Accredited


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Initial Assessment is £70
Ongoing Sessions (Sliding Scale)
Individual sessions £70 - £90
There are also two low cost places available.

Fees are payable at the end of each session by cash or cheque or a month in advance. I am not able to process payment by debit or credit card.

Session length A session is 50 minutes long and begins at the time booked.

Sessions are normally arranged on a weekly basis, at the same time and at the same place, but I offer some flexibility for those whose work patterns are subject to change.

CancellationsIf you are unable to make an appointment for any reason please inform me in good time and I will make every effort to reschedule within the same week.

An appointment missed or cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be charged in full.

You will not be charged for sessions if I am away or forced to cancel.

Further information

I am centrally located at Holborn my office is directly above Chancery Lane tube station.

  • Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
    8 minute walk

  • Tottenham Court Road (Northern and Central lines)
    10 minute walk

  • Leicester Square (Northern and Picadilly lines)
    12 minute walk

  • Charring Cross (Over Ground)
    15 minute walk

Maps & Directions

Marylebone, W1U 6NX
London, WC1V 6BX

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm

Types of client