Aron Spanton

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MBACP, Dip.Couns. Integrative Therapist
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Carshalton SM5 & Kenley CR8
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About me

"We all need more of human being, not human doing." - Aron

Is there a particular change you want to make, a particular situation you are struggling or you’ve got a specific goal and you are wondering why it’s so difficult to achieve, why the anxiety is debilitating or why the depression feels so heavy? I am here to help you explore why it does feel difficult and how things could be different. I can help you find the tools and confidence to tackle these and enable a new approach to them.

I’ve worked long term with people, mixture of young adults and adults, exploring complex thoughts and feelings that have prevented them from being who they want to be. Sometimes we wear masks to hide our true selves to protect others, but this can be tiring, together we would look at your true self and how you’d like to be that person in day-to-day life.

I like to work with the body and how to utilise this in the process of therapy. Helping build a cohesive experience in the mind and the body.

I provide face to face in my mobile therapy van (see pictures below), walk and talk therapy, or online sessions via Google Meet.

I offer the option of short or long-term work.

Prior to opening my private practice, I worked at The awareness centre for 2 years. Within this time I gained experience working with low self-esteem, general anxieties, feeling sad, depression, addictions, sexuality, life events such as loss/bereavement, and relationship issues.

As a registered member of the BACP, I adhere to BACP's ethical framework for good practice.  My clinical work is regularly supervised by an experienced BACP & UKCP registered supervisor.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP - Registered member with the BACP

Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling (integrative)

Two years at The Awareness Centre –

Nine years Personal trainer

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate for adults.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£60 for all types of therapy, concession available for student counsellors.

If I am travelling to you there may be further charges.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently have face-to-face space at Live Well Surrey, Carshalton high street, and online/face-to-face availability on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Further information

How can I book a session?

You can book an initial consultation session either by email, phone or online via the contact page on my website.

What happens next?

We will arrange a time when it is a mutually convenient time and date via email.

Can I have a chat before booking the initial consultation session?

I would be happy to arrange a 10-minute chat with you either over the phone or via video call if you feel this is important. It will only be a brief chat and not a counselling session.

How long does the initial consultation session last and what does it cost?

Your initial consultation session can last up to 50 minutes. The session is free

What happens at the initial consultation session?

Your initial consultation session is a chance for us to meet and is an opportunity for you to decide if you’d like to book regular sessions going forward. It is also a chance for me to understand you and if I can offer you the help you are looking for. We would also go through the intake form that would have been sent via email prior to the session.

How long will my sessions last?

The sessions will last for 50 minutes.

How does online video sessions work?

The sessions are the same 50 minutes and would be delivered via Zoom, WhatsApp or telehealth. You will need to assess if online could work for you, some issues could arise. You will need to consider if you are able to have a quiet and confidential space, if you will be comfortable for the session and good enough internet connection.

How can I access online video sessions?

Please see links below for WhatsApp and Zoom. If you click on these links, it will direct you to instructions on how to install WhatsApp and Zoom either on your laptop or on your mobile phone.



How does a ‘walk-and-talk Therapy’ work?

'Walk-and-Talk Therapy' involves an exploration of presenting issues whilst walking outdoors in nature. Session duration is 50 minutes but can be longer if the client so desires (at extra cost). Clients are encouraged to have the initial consultation (i.e., first session) indoors to agree the outdoor working contract i.e., confidentiality, meeting point, chance encounters, weather limitations, risks and other related issues. 

'Walk-and-Talk Therapy' might be unsuitable for some clients (e.g., very vulnerable clients) which is always explored and ascertained in the first session before formally agreeing to work outdoors. For some clients, it is often advisable to initially work indoors and gradually transition to outdoor work at a pace that suits the client and their presenting issues.

What day of the week will I have my sessions?

We will look to agree a regular time and day every week. There is some flexibility to accommodate shift work and other restrictions which can be discussed at the initial consultation session.

How often will I have my sessions?

I work with most of my clients on a weekly basis. As mentioned above there is some flexibility in this to suit your needs.

How much will my session cost?

£60 for a standard 50-minute session

When do I have to pay?

All sessions are to be paid for in advance. Sessions not paid for in advance are considered cancelled.

How do I pay for my sessions?

You can pay via bank transfer. These details will be sent to you via email after mutually agreeing dates and timings of sessions.

How many sessions will I need?

This is individual to every client and varies. If the issues are of a more complex nature or there are multiple presenting issues, then this tends to be longer term work. If it is a simpler presenting issue and just singular, then this tends to be shorter term work of 6-12 weeks. There Is no obligation to commit to further ongoing sessions after your initial consultation.

Can I cancel my session?

Yes, you can cancel your session with 24hrs notice. If you cancel with less than 24hrs notice you will be charged full session rate. Exceptional circumstances will be taken into consideration provided they are not a repetitive pattern.

Can I bring someone along to my session?

If you have booked an Individual session, you cannot bring anyone else with you unless this has been agreed in advance between us to accommodate exceptional circumstances e.g., if you need an interpreter.

What type of therapy will I be having?

I will use integrative counselling therapy which is a combined approach using the specific theories from the psychodynamic and person-centred approaches, tailoring them to meet your specific needs.

Are you a member of any recognised regulatory body in UK for Counselling and Psychotherapy?

Yes! I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) which is a recognised and esteemed regulatory body in UK for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. To be a member of BACP, all Counsellors and Psychotherapists have to undergo extensive training and stringent checks. I abide by the BACP’s ethical framework for good practice.

How do you keep your clinical knowledge and skills as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist up to date?

I attend regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops, seminars and events every year (a minimum of 30 hours annually to comply with the BACP’s mandatory membership requirements) to maintain, enhance, develop and keep my personal clinical knowledge and skills up to date.

Live Well, 31 Beacon Grove, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3BA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Google Meet