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About me

Welcome. I'm Dean, from London. I am a qualified, BACP registered counsellor, offering individual counselling to adults on a short, medium and long-term basis. I am based in two locations in London: Dalston in Hackney, and Old Street in Islington. I also offer remote counselling sessions, both online (video call) and on the phone.

I am a humanistic counsellor, having trained in Existential and Gestalt therapy, while also drawing on elements of Person-centred therapy. I first took a therapy training course in 2004, and I now combine different elements of these approaches. I believe that we all act and re-act in relation to our environment and that we make sense of ourselves and of the world by using all parts of ourselves: by thinking, feeling and living in our body, to form our unique, personal experience. I also believe that given enough support (in the form of love, closeness and feeling understood), we all have the capacity to learn, grow, and become more fulfilled.

The thought of starting counselling may cause you to feel nervous, anxious or uncertain. You may not know what you want to discuss. On the other hand, you might be eager to talk to someone and feel that you have a lot to get off your chest. My clients often report that they feel relieved to have begun.

Please contact me with a text, phone call or email. You can also email me via my website, I will respond the same day or within 24 hours.

We can arrange an initial session, or we can arrange a time for free 10-15 minute consultation on the phone where you can, if you feel comfortable,  let me know what brings you to counselling and what you are hoping to gain.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling from The Gestalt Centre, London
  • Foundation Year in Existential Therapy from New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, London
  • Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Registered Member of the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office). Data provided by you is held in accordance with GDPR.
  • Accredited Register of the Professional Standards Authority.
  • The Centre For Better Health, Hackney, London (one year as an honorary counsellor)
  • SHP Single Homeless Project (one year as an honorary counsellor)

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of working with clients from a range of ages, sexualities, ethnicities, backgrounds and cultures. My practice is GSRD (Gender, sexuality and relationship diversity) and LGBTQIA+ aware and inclusive. I will welcome you however you self-identify your sexual orientation and gender, whether it be gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, bi-curious, heterosexual, questioning, asexual, transgender, female, male or non-binary.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

£50 for a 50-minute session (for phone, video and face-to-face sessions)

Availability

Monday to Friday: 10am-10pm

Saturday: 11am-5pm

450 Kingsland Road
Dalston
Hackney
London
E8 4AE

Willen House
8-26 Bath Street
Old Street
Islington
EC1V 9DX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Dean Goldfarb, MBACP Registered Counsellor

Dean Goldfarb, MBACP Registered Counsellor