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MBACP (Accred)

About me

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

Qualifications:

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information

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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm

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

Classic Counselling, 330 High Holborn, 1st Floor, Holborn, London, WC1V 7QT

Marylebone, W1U 6NX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom