Dr Charley Deacon - Counselling Psychologist
Who I am and how I can help:
I am a Counselling Psychologist working with young people, adults and families in Clapham.
I offer a range of therapeutic approaches - both short and long-term - including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy and Schema Therapy. The way in which we work will depend on what you would like to gain from therapy so that it can be tailored to your individual needs. Some of the difficulties I work with include anxiety, panic disorder, low self-esteem, depression, low mood, trauma and OCD, as well as family and relationship issues.
Whilst the therapeutic approach has a significant part to play, I believe that the therapeutic relationship developed through our work together also plays a crucial role. I offer a warm and down-to-earth approach to therapy and my main focus is on providing a safe and non-judgmental space. My aim is for us to develop an understanding of your experiences and to support you to build on your strengths and make the desired changes in your life.
What to expect:
During the free initial phone consultation we will briefly discuss your difficulties and what you would like to achieve. We can also think about the type of therapy that may be most helpful for you and I can answer any questions you may have.
During the first few sessions we will explore your current concerns and any difficulties from your past. This helps us to build a picture of what’s going on for you, how your difficulties might have developed and what might be keeping them going. From this we can develop a plan for therapy.
Experience and accreditation:
I have many years’ experience working within a variety of services including charities and the NHS. Alongside my private work, I currently work in an NHS service providing psychological therapy to individuals and their families.
I am an accredited member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology – University of East London
- Masters in Psychology – University of East London
- BA (Hons) Applied Psychology and Sociology – University of Brighton
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£100 per 50 minute therapy session