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Collin Siemer - Counsellor & Psychotherapist. UKCP, UPCA(accred), MBACP

London Bridge SE1 & London SE26
07944355789 07944355789 Registered / Accredited
London Bridge SE1 & London SE26

About me

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.

Integrative approach

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.

I have also worked for six-year in a number of global firms aiding in executive education across Europe and America, from London, Paris, Miami, Leeds, Warsaw, Düsseldorf. 

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.

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
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

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

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Further information

UKCP, registered and accredited

MUPCA (accred.)

I am easily reachable from:

  • London Bridge
  • Waterloo
  • Southwark
  • New Cross
  • Brockley
  • Forest Hill
  • Sydenham
  • East Dulwich
  • Beckenham
  • Bromley

Borough Market
London Bridge
London
SE1

London
SE26

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

During the Covid-19 crisis I am working via video or telephone. I have times available. Please get in touch to discuss.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Collin Siemer - Counsellor & Psychotherapist. UKCP, UPCA(accred), MBACP

Collin Siemer - Counsellor & Psychotherapist. UKCP, UPCA(accred), MBACP