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Charles Gordon-Graham

London W1W & Reigate And Redhill RH1
07887 484738 07887 484738 Registered / Accredited
London W1W & Reigate And Redhill RH1

About me

VIEW OF COUNSELLING / PSYCHOTHERAPY: As an integrative counsellor / psychotherapist, I see the client as a unique individual living within a wider context of community, society, culture and world. We each have our struggles, dilemmas, painful memories and anxieties, but we also have the potential to change at least how we deal with them and relate to them, and the meanings we find in them. Counselling and psychotherapy provide opportunities for you to talk about issues of concern to you, to explore your feelings, values and life choices, to increase your awareness, and to expand your repertoire of ways of viewing and relating to yourself, others and the world.

WAY OF WORKING: Being integrative in outlook, I draw from various approaches in counselling and psychotherapy. These include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT (a third wave CBT approach), gestalt and psychosynthesis. Mindfulness is central to how I work – mindfulness is noticing, allowing and being with whatever you are experiencing, without judging it. In addition to dialogue, counselling and psychotherapy with me can also involve experiential work, role plays, guided visualisations and dreamwork. I may suggest books or websites for you to read.

I offer FACE TO FACE, TELEPHONE and ONLINE counselling and psychotherapy.

SUPERVISION: As in my counselling and psychotherapy work, I am integrative in outlook. My philosophy of supervision is about providing a balance of supporting and challenging supervisees and to explore their work from different angles and perspectives, encouraging supervisees to reflect and grow as counsellors / psychotherapists. I can offer supervision by phone or online as well as face to face.

WORKSHOPS: I also run workshops on such themes as our relationship with time, beginner's mind, assertiveness and other topics.

ARTICLES: Articles by me have appeared in Therapy Today journal: Time in Our Lives and Beginner's Mind. I have also written book reviews for Therapy Today. My article on 'having' and 'being' modes in relation to self and non-self in existentialism and Buddhism has appeared in Existential Analysis and an article by me on crazy wisdom has appeared in Hermeneutic Circular.

Training, qualifications & experience

COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY QUALIFICATIONS:
MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling (integrative)
Post-MA Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
Foundation Certificate in Counselling
Introduction to Counselling

SUPERVISION QUALIFICATIONS
Post-Qualification Diploma in Counselling Supervision

COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
VARIOUS SPECIALIST TRAININGS INCLUDING:
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
Gestalt Therapy
Psychosynthesis and transpersonal psychology
Mindfulness
CBT
Jung
Existential Therapy
Person-Centred Therapy
Equine Facilitated Therapy
Psychodrama
Group Dynamics

Level 2 training in ONLINE COUNSELLING (course created by BACP and the Open University)

TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS:
Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2009)
Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (1992)

EXPERIENCE AS A COUNSELLOR / PSYCHOTHERAPIST:
As a counsellor / psychotherapist I have experience of working with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress (including work-related stress), bereavement, loss, illness, trauma, sexuality, cultural issues, family and relationship difficulties. I also have experience and an interest in working with autistic clients such as those with Asperger’s. I am interested in working with anger and other emotions through mindfulness, as well as in issues of meaning (e.g. in the contexts of ageing and ‘mid-life crisis’) and in creative ways of working with dreams. I am particularly interested in exploring clients' spirituality and their relationship with time.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The search for meaning in life
Time-related issues
Social difficulties
Issues around creativity and arts performance

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

£60 per session.
Concessions available, according to your circumstances.

Further information

OTHER EXPERIENCE AND INTERESTS:
From before my counselling and psychotherapy training I have a scientific background too, with a BSc in Theoretical Physics and an MSc in Astronomy, and I also have extensive experience of teaching in adult and higher education, working with students from a wide range of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I have previously lived in three other countries and have travelled widely in Europe, Asia and Latin America. All this has contributed to my appreciation and understanding of different cultures, and some knowledge of other languages; I speak French as a second language and Turkish as a third language.  Other interests include poetry, classical/world music, art and astronomy.

19 Nassau Street
London
W1W 7AF

Reigate And Redhill
Surrey
RH1 1AD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages French

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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Charles Gordon-Graham

Charles Gordon-Graham