Alastair Coomes

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London EC4Y & WC2R
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About me

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 supported children, young people and adults for over 20 years through some of the most difficult times in their lives.

My approach, as an integrative therapist, is to 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 one-to-one sessions in Central London or online.

Please do call if you feel I can help, I would like to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Psychotherapy & Psychology
  • MSc in Psychology
  • Masters in counselling psychology and psychotherapy
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Finalising Doctorate in Counselling Psychology

Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, MSc Psychology, Level 7 Counselling Psychology & Psychotherapy, Professional Studies, 2019, Diploma SpLD, AMBDA BSc (Hons). My doctoral research is on men’s experience of therapy and I am a volunteer with the NHS chaplaincy service at SLaM. Currently I run a private practice in the City of London

Other qualifications

  • 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)
  • Brief Therapy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Attachment
  • Addiction
  • Stress reduction
  • 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Online Therapy
  • Walking Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Parenting

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£90.00 - £110.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£90 - 110 per 50 minutes.

Available forms of payment include Paypal, cash and card.

Negotiable reduction of fees at specific times and on a case by case basis.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available for international online therapy.

Further information

I work from a dedicated space in Blackfriars. I am in a great building that has been designed for physical and mental wellbeing. The building has a very professional front of house staff with waiting space and a host of features that make it very covid safe with daily cleaning, individually controlled air conditioning and high standards of soundproofing.

22 Tudor Street, London, EC4Y 0AY

Flat 1, 148 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 1JA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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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.

Extensive experience with neurodiversity, transitioning to adulthood and parenting issues.

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