Constance Knox, PGCert, PgD, AdvDip, MBACP Therapist/ Counsellor
I specialise in panic attacks, generalised anxiety disorder, low self-esteem, stress, depression, guilt, shame, existential crises, and identity. I adapt my practice to each client's needs, incorporating different techniques including, CBT, mindfulness, autogenic training techniques, creative therapy, and ecotherapy.
I worked for the NHS through the pandemic and have a lot of experience working with short-term (a minimum of 6 sessions) and long-term (open-ended) therapy with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
I transitioned from journalist to therapist after three years of working in the city for a National Newspaper. I have a clear understanding of the impact stress and anxiety can have on the body and mind and the life-changing benefits of therapy.
Through my work in multiple different job settings, I have experience working with trauma, PTSD, suicidal thoughts, dissociative disorders, relationship and sex, personality disorders, physical and emotional abuse, self-harm and eating disorders, bereavement, OCD, addiction, anxiety, depression, life transitions, anger, low self-esteem, loneliness, and a range of other issues. I have experience working with multi-disciplinary teams collaborating with GPs, teachers, pastoral care, social services, and physiatrists.
As well as working with adults of all ages I have worked in-depth with young adults, adolescents, and children. I am currently working as a school counsellor at a private school in South London part-time. I am only able to take on clients over the age of 17 years old within my private practice.
How I work with clients
I adapt my practice to each client's needs, incorporating different techniques including, CBT, DBT, mindfulness, autogenic training techniques, creative therapy, and ecotherapy.
My priority is for all of my clients to feel safe and grounded when working with me. I try to make sure all of my clients come away from the therapy with a better understanding of themselves and with the tools they need to continue forward in their lives and be able to cope with future life challenges.
I believe that the mind and the body are intrinsically interlinked and I am interested in the impact that anxiety and trauma have on the body and mind. I am also particularly interested in the impact that technology is having on our day-to-day mental wellbeing. I have completed specific training in this area.
I can work in a more goal-focused short-term approach or a more analytical long-term approach depending on what the client needs and wants."
The first session
If you decide that you are interested in working with me then you can text me or email me and I will set up a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if you like the sound of me before proceeding. From here if you decide to have a first session I will set this up online or face-to-face.
The first session is a 50-minute assessment which is a general chat about why you have come to see me, and what you feel you need help with. This will allow me to develop an idea of how I might be able to help with your presenting issues. By the end of the assessment, I will make a recommendation on an initial number of sessions if you wish to begin a course of therapy.
But more than anything the first session is to see if after meeting me you would like to work with me. I know how important it is to find the right therapist. You will be sent or given a confidentiality contract to read through and sign if after your first session if you decide to continue with the therapy. This contract is to assure you that everything discussed is strictly confidential. The contract will also include information on payment etc. You can stop sessions at any time and you are not tied in to anything.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an adult-trained therapist and completed my BACP Accredited qualification in Integrative Counselling in London. In January 2022 I will be starting a part-time MA in Psychotherapy, whilst studying I will be continuing with my private practice.
- AdvDip at CPPD in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
- PgD at CPPD in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
- PGCert in Psychotherapy & Counselling at Regents University
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £70.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Fees per £70-75 per hour
I can work on some weekends if a client is struggling one week to find the time for our sessions. I am happy for a client to switch from face-to-face to online and vice versa
I am the co-founder of The Kapok Therapy Clinic. Within my practice, I offer online, face-to-face, short-term and long-term therapy and I have had extensive training in all four of those areas.
If you would like face-to-face sessions I will be seeing clients at my home in Tooting, in a self-contained space at the bottom of my garden. My practice is cozy, light-filled, and completely private. I am practicing within the COVID-19 guidelines, keeping the space clean and safe for clients. There will be water provided. If you are seeing me online I am practicing from the same space.