If you are investing in therapy then you are looking for a solution to something, a problem, an unwanted or unexpected change in your life, difficult feelings, relationship issues, destructive habits, unhelpful behaviours.
Why see a therapist?
I am trained to listen well, to observe, to collect information and to understand. That process requires me to ask questions, to form an honest therapeutic relationship with you and to find and agree on solutions. Most therapists have been in therapy so we know what it feels like. I know that the relationship with me has to feel right for you for it to work most effectively.
The counselling process can be short term, a few sessions, or longer-term depending on your issues. It can be more about the present, say for instance dealing with a difficult work situation, or may need to go back in time to pick up on behaviours or habits that continue to cause you problems now.
I have worked with a lot of patient issues, but if I feel I am not the best person for you or that you would benefit from seeing an organisation or attending a group then I will discuss this with you and point you in the right direction.
If you are not sure what to expect or what you need please look at my website: www.fletcherclarke.co.uk as this gives a good idea of how I work and my experience.
Then have a talk with me on phone 07956911186. If I do not answer please leave your telephone number or email and good times to contact you and I will respond.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an MBACP senior registered counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice with over 20 years of experience. I am an integrative therapist so I use different approaches and integrate them into working out a treatment plan which gives us some direction but is of course flexible. I started my career with a humanistic qualification and over the years with more training, I have developed a more technique-based approach, sometimes using all or some NLP, EFT EMDR and CBT.
I work with individuals and couples.
Over the years I have also worked within organisations including The Terrence Higgins Trust where my counselling service provided face to face, online and African emotional support. I have also provided clinical supervision for therapists working at PACE, CARA, East London Bereavement, Mind in Tower Hamlets and Greenwich Youth reach. I currently continue to provide clinical supervision.
Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling Certificate in Clinical Supervision Certificate in EMDR and Ego State Therapy Mackenna Breen Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
CBT, Motivational Interviewing and online counselling
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)
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
All sessions are 50 minutes.
Daytime up to 5pm £60 and then £70
Daytime up to 5pm £70 and then £80
I am an affiliate for several health providers which I cannot advertise but please do check with me to see if one of these will cover your fees.
When I work
Online only at the moment. Zoom, FaceTime etc...
Give me a ring on 07956911186 then we can see if we are both available at the same time.