Anthony Austin, Registered Member BACP.
I am an integrative counsellor using Person-Centred and Psychodynamic approaches. I work as a counsellor in private practice seeing a range of clients and helping them with issues including bereavement, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, sexual dysfunction, loneliness, family relationships, anger management, work-place bullying and isolation.
I originally trained as an actor and have worked in many different industries including catering, financial services and journalism. I also trained and continue to work as a Shiatsu therapist and Qigong instructor. Working with Shiatsu has shown me how often psychological issues can be stored in the body and I have often found that bodywork can release hidden tensions and lead to greater psychological clarity and, vice versa, that exploring and processing psychological issues can have a profound effect on the body leading to a greater sense of well-being.
If you are interested in starting therapy, Click here to send me an email, if you would like to ask further questions or would like to book an appointment. I currently work at The Carlton Hill Therapy rooms and the Lansdowne Place Therapy Rooms. All bookings have to be made in advance and please specify which venue would be most convenient for you.
Or if you would prefer you can ring me on 07967 827399 for a chat or send me a text. I aim to respond to any inquiries within 24 hours and I take privacy very seriously so will not share your contact details with any third parties.
I look forward to working with you and helping you find the tools to live a happier and more fulfilled life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a counsellor at Lambeth college, in South London, between 2014 and 2017, completing a level 4 professional diploma in therapeutic counselling in June, 2017.
As part of my training, I undertook a placement at the West London Centre for Counselling, an NHS clinic in West London. Clients were referred to us via local GPs and the four years I spent there gave me a wealth of experience in helping people address a wide range of common mental health issues.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and practice according to their ethical guidelines.
I have recently completed a course on delivering therapy online with the Online Therapy Institute. The course has given me greater understanding of the possibilities of working with clients via video conferencing and telephone.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45 per session (usually 50 minutes) before 6pm and £55 per session after 6pm.
I offer a £10 discount per session for those on benefits, low wages, or for students undertaking professional training in counselling.