Alastair Coomes MSc, MBPsS, MBACP.
If we are not feeling at our best psychologically; having a tough time at work or facing a personal life change, talking to someone can be hugely beneficial. As a therapist I help support people through the bad times and see the possibilities that can be hidden from view. I have been involved in supporting adults and young people overcome difficulties for over 20 years as a therapist, coach and teacher. As an integrative therapist I always try to work in a way that suits my clients rather than having to fit around a rigid dogmatic theory. This can be time limited or long term.
I offer fifty-minute, one-to-one sessions in Central London or, if you prefer on-line. My doctoral research is on men’s experience of therapy. I am a volunteer with the NHS chaplaincy service at SLaM.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychotherapy & Psychology
MSc in Psychology
Masters in counselling psychology and psychotherapy
Final year of Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
BSc in Biology and Geography
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)
In addition to these assessed and validated qualifications, I am passionate about my Continued Professional Development (CPD) and regularly participate in further training and seminars. This enables me to constantly learn new skills and be informed of new research which can be offered to you where it may be appropriate and beneficial. These include:
Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD)
Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC)
Triple P - Positive Parenting
Harassment and Bullying
Learning Disabilities and Mental Health
Equality and Diversity
Safeguarding Adults, Safeguarding Children, and Safeguarding Domestic Abuse
To complement my formal learning and CPD, I engage in weekly personal therapy and fortnightly supervision. Personal therapy enables me to remain well connected to the experience of being a client. Supervision enables you to benefit from the very best service I can provide.
For over 20 years, I have supported children, young people and adults through some of the most difficult times in their lives.
please call if you feel I can help.
Training, qualifications & experience
Currently am school counsellor in large academy in West London
MSc Psychology, Level 7 Counselling Psychology & Psychotherapy, Professional Studies, 2019, Diploma SpLD, AMBDA BSc (Hons).
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£75 per hour. Available forms of payment include Paypal, cash and card. Negotiable reduction of fees at specific times and on a case by case basis.