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About me

I offer a safe, confidential, and welcoming approach to all, either individuals or couples. Your concerns will be listened to thoughtfully with attention and respect.  You will receive honest feedback.  I believe that you are best helped by an interactive, creative, collaborative approach to resolving your problems, building upon your strengths, your positive values, and helping you move out of those areas where you are blocked, frustrated, anxious, depressed, unable to see yourself and others clearly, and feeling that the problems that you have, sexual or otherwise, will never go away.  At the moment, given the problems around the delta variant, I am only working online (via Zoom).  I have completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have extensive experience of working with psychosexual concerns, having been a member of Albany Trust Counselling for over twenty years up to 2011.  My perspective on issues has been enhanced by living and working in Canada for sixteen years, primarily as an academic.

Among my qualifications and professional memberships are:

  • St. George's Hospital Medical School, University of London.  Diploma in Human Sexuality, 1989
  • Albany Trust Counselling, London, Psychosexual Counselling Course.  Certificate, 1983
  • McGill University, Montreal, PhD, Department of Religious Studies, 1974
  • Member of the Squiggle Foundation (D.W.Winnicott studies), 2000 to present
  • Royal Society of Medicine,  Associate member, 2021 to present
  • Centre for Personal and Professional Development, Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, Certificate in clinical supervision, 1996
  • Accredited supervisor, College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, 1999 to present
  • Accredited member, College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists, 1994 to present
  • Registered psychotherapist, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, 1994 to present
  • Senior Accredited member, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, 1992 to present

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.

COSRT

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy

Fees

Additional information

Psychotherapy:

Individuals  £75 each session.

Couples £90 each session.

Supervision

£75 each session

Further information

My special interests are:

Depression, Anxiety,  Addiction,  AIDS/HIV,  Sexual problems,  Supervision (especially in the psychosexual sphere).

Unfortunately the centres I work out of are not wheelchair accessible.

Clapham Common Clinic
151-153 Clapham High Street
London
SW4 7SS

Awareness Centre
41 Abbeville Road
London
SW4 9JX

Type of session

In person

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am interested in supervising therapists, especially in the psychosexual sphere.

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Christopher Headon

Christopher Headon