Dean Forbes - BA (Hons); MBACP (Registered)
I am a professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working with individuals who may struggle with a variety of issues. I offer a warm, supportive and safe environment where we can explore together the things that are going on in your life and find better ways to deal with them.
How do I work?
I am an integrative therapist, which means that I bring together a couple different approaches to help work on the issues. These are Person Centered and Psychodynamic.
How long does therapy last?
I offer both long and short term therapy, but ideally this depends on what works best for you and your present circumstances. With short term therapy, we will focus on one or at most two strands of the issues. With long term therapy we can look at multiple areas and at a pace that allows you explore these areas in detail.
What to expect from our first session
The first session is an initial consultation. We will explore what brings you to therapy; your current situation and what you hope to achieve in it. We will also talk about your history, including your childhood, family, friends and relationships.
The initial consultation will give you a feel for how I work and help you determine whether my approach is suitable for your needs. It also gives us both the opportunity to determine if we are a good fit. It offers you a non-obligatory experience to determine if you would want to start therapy with me. The initial consultation can last up to 90 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
The main body of my training was done at Newham University Centre (NUC) and my qualifications are:
- BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- HE Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Certificate Counselling Skills
I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
I have a number of years' experience working with persons suffering from issues including but not limited to:
Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Sexual dysfunction, Alcohol abuse, Drug abuse, Work place bullying, Sexuality, Relationship issues.
I also have experience working with the LGBTIQ+ community.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are as follows:
- Initial consultation lasts up to 80 minutes at a cost of £95.00
- Regular weekly sessions are for 50 minutes, starting at a cost of £65.00
Afternoon, Evening and some Saturday sessions are available.