Collin Siemer - Counsellor & Psychotherapist. UKCP, UPCA(accred), MBACP
At the moment I am meeting on the telephone or online web applications. As the lockdown is eased I'll be following recommended guidelines to meeting face-to-face.
I'm a professionally qualified integrative counsellor/psychotherapist with experience working in many situations and settings. Integrative means that the way I work comes from many different several schools of thought. If you are interested in more information about my approach I have included below my email link.
I believe much of what is most helpful in counselling/psychotherapy is feeling comfortable with the person you are working with. Building a bond with a therapist can be powerful in opening up some of the issues that may be affecting your life.
I also believe there is a huge value in being in a space that is 'your space'. Being able to talk about things that you may never have spoken to anyone about can be very important to gaining a better understanding of how our inner world is formed and, in a way, how it functions in how we see the world. This takes trust and this is much of what I aim to provide - an understanding of theoretical ideas, the opportunity to trust and the space to explore.
I trained in New York City and London and have worked helping people for the past 17 years. I work with individuals and couples and the issues affecting their lives be they recent, relating to the past or a bit of both.
Please feel free to contact me to enquire. You can call or text me on 07944 355789 or send me an email.
Some schools of thought in the formation of the integrative approach vary from Psychoanalytic - the traditional idea of therapy of sitting on a sofa whilst the Analyst listens. Here, the therapist may assume or take on the role of authority in interpreting the other person's experience of the world and origins of their issues. There are then the more relational ‘person centred’ ideas of therapy where the client and therapist come from equal positions. There are also ideas of the Postmodern - a fancy way of saying a questioning the centralised notions of power, ideals and normality. This forms the basis of my integrative approach. I believe that having a good grasp of many of these theoretical ideas around what and how things affect our lives is vital to working and helping people.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters of Science, Counselling and Psychotherapy – University of Roehampton
- Post-Graduate Diploma, Counselling and Psychotherapy – University of Roehampton
- Post Graduate Certificate, Counselling and Psychotherapy – University of Roehampton
- Intro to Counselling – University of Roehampton
- Masters of Arts – Media Philosophy and Design, New School for Social Research, New York City
- Double Bachelors of Arts – Communications/Filmmaking and Composition, University of Ramapo, New Jersey
- Therapeutic experience:
I work with individuals and couples.
I have worked for the NHS at The South London and Maudsley as well as Central and North West London NHS Trusts
I have also worked extensively with people who were affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower.
Corporate Executive Education is a large part of my experience. I understand the pressures of many corporate environments and cultures. My office is located very conveniently to the City and Canary Wharf.
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I have a small number of lower-cost times available which I am happy to discuss.
I charge £50 for an initial consultation. I ask this to be paid on the day.
My fees are arranged with a discussion between us. This is based on personal circumstances and what we agree we are comfortable with. This is usually between £65-£80 for weekly session.
Concessions offered for
UKCP, registered and accredited
I am easily reachable from:
- London Bridge
- New Cross
- Forest Hill
- East Dulwich