Donald Deakin MA, BSc (Hons) MBACP
Hello, my name is Donald and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist offering qualified experienced support in the following areas:
- Addiction: Substance misuse, alcohol and process addictions.
- Eating Disorders: Anorexia, bulimia and obesity.
- Counselling to family members caring for addicts and those struggling with eating disorder.
- Relationship issues.
- Repetitive destructive behaviors.
- Motivational issues and goal achievement
- Low mood
- Issues around meaning and purpose in life
I have specialised training in eating disorders and many years of experience in addiction treatment.
I am also a trained meditation facilitator and where appropriate will use meditation, relaxation and breathwork techniques as therapeutic tools to help overcome stress anxiety and depression.
I am a full member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and appear on their register.
Training, qualifications & experience
Before branching out to follow my own interests in late 2018 I was the clinical and administrative manager for A.S.C.A (The Addiction Support and Care Agency) which works to provide a comprehensive group and 1:1 Counselling Service for those suffering from alcoholism, substance mis-use and behavioral addictions in the Richmond and Kingston boroughs. I currently see a small number of clients in private practice.
I hold a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University and am a member of the BACP bound by their ethical code in all my client work.
In addition I have successfully completed the Master Practitioners Course in Eating Disorders and Nutritional Intervention offered by The National Center for Eating Disorders, a qualification recognized by The British Psychological Society.
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
Services and fees:
Counselling: for individuals and couples.
London: £55 per 50 minute session.
Hastings: £45 per 50 minute session.
I also offer 2 hour intensive one-off sessions for people (including couples) requiring solutions and new perspectives to pressing issues these cost £80.
My areas of specialisation are:
- Eating Disorder
- Relationship Issues
- Spiritual Development
- Stress and Anxiety
- Identity Issues
- Dealing with the root causes of anger and negative thinking.