Robert Flaherty MBACP (Accred)
CLASSIC COUNSELLING WC2
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.
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
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.
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