About me

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor, offering sessions in SW9 as well as online and telephone.  I have more than 7 years working in mental health in south London, both for the NHS, voluntary sector and charities.

I offer a confidential space where I will listen with no judgements or expectations from you.  I am a patient Counsellor Integrating two ways of working, Psychodynamic and Person-Centred, although I use elements of Gestalt, CBT and Mindfulness.

I am a firm believer that life does get better, especially if we talk about it.  I have worked with 100+ people deep in crisis referred on from Accident and Emergency at King's College Hospital and Lewisham Hospital, London and have seen the improvement on these people's lives.  

Sometime it takes courage to reach out and in doing so you are putting yourself first and that's ok.  In the sessions discussions may arise around why you may be feeling certain emotions or behaving the way you are.  Or, maybe, there is an issue or issues from long ago that need addressing and by talking we can then begin to understand and explore ways to cope or just accept them.

I am a therapist who values being in the moment and who believes the relationship in the sessions is the most important aspect of the therapy for positive change to happen.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully Insured, Supervised, BACP registered member and adhere to their code of ethics.

I worked with the Peer Mental Health Support service at South London and  Maudsley, NHS in November 2014.  Working with people experiencing complex mental health issues.  I would make weekly home visits to support service users.

Part of the pilot scheme of Solidarity in a Crisis within the London based Certitude charity.  The project focussed on supporting people as soon as accessing Accident and Emergency in King's College Hospital and Lewisham Hospital, south London.  During nearly five years I supported 100+ peer face-face contact in the community.  

I have also volunteered at Lambeth and Southwark Mind, The Awareness Centre and part of charity Mind's Psychosis Therapy Project counselling people whom may have different, complex but albeit distressing experiences such as hallucinations, delusions and really struggling day-to-day.

I work with Adults, Older adults, Young people.

Qualifications

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Foundation Degree in Art & Design, UAL

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £70.00 per weekly session, concessionary rates are available.  I have flexible hours available.  At the moment I have slots Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays during the day.

Frist contact will be a 15 to 20 minute free phone assessment to discuss the issues and find out if we can work together.  It is important too that you find a therapist that you feel comfortable with and this initial session will allow you to decide whether you think I am the right therapist for you.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

At the moment I have sessions Tuesday, Wednesday 10am to 3pm and Thursdays 10am to 1pm.

Further information

I am committed to ongoing Continuous Personal Development.  This means I am up to date with the latest research, works and studies from the counselling and psychotherapeutic world.  This is done through seminars in person and online from leaders in the field of therapy.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

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Charles Wright

Charles Wright