Dr Charley Deacon - Counselling Psychologist
Who I am and how I can help:
I am a Counselling Psychologist based in Clapham Junction working with young people and adults. My priority is offering a warm, non-judgemental and trusting therapeutic space where my clients can feel safe and comfortable to talk.
I offer a range of therapeutic approaches - both short and long-term. The way in which we work will depend on your hopes and goals so that our time together be tailored to your individual needs. Some of the difficulties I work with include low mood, anxiety, panic disorder, low self-esteem, and OCD, as well as family and relationship difficulties. The approaches that I use include CBT, Schema Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I have a special interest in perinatal psychology and maternal mental health. This involves working with parents during pregnancy and the early years of a child's life. Whilst it can bring much joy, there is no doubt that parenthood can also be a challenging time for both mums and dads. Some of the difficulties arising that I support parents with include depression, anxiety, birth trauma, bonding difficulties, and struggles from their own childhoods that are stirred up by the transition into parenthood.
What to expect:
During the free initial phone consultation we will briefly discuss your difficulties and your hopes. 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).
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
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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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Antenatal and postnatal depression
- Antenatal and postnatal anxiety
- Birth trauma
- Attachment and bonding difficulties
- Perinatal OCD
- Difficulties adjusting to pregnancy and parenthood
£100 per 50 minute therapy session