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MA, BSc (Hons), PGCE, MBACP (Accred)

About me

Hello, my name is Doug Foot and I run Wellbeingtherapieslondon, a CBT, Psychotherapy, EMDR and Acupuncture practice; welcome to my profile! I am a BACP Accredited and registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am also a fully qualified and experienced supervisor. With talking therapies, all of my appointments are currently offered online with appointments available in the mornings and evenings Tuesday to Friday. I also offer acupuncture sessions in person at my South East London Forest Hill clinic which is located just off the south circular and close to the Horniman Museum

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I offer both short and long term therapy. I work with an integrative therapeutic approach which means that depending on your needs your therapy could be more Cognitive/Behavioural, Psychodynamic  or even Mindfulness based.

Why do my clients come for therapy? Well, some of my clients come for a course of therapy if they are experiencing immediate psychological distress such as anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, anger, low self-esteem or confidence, depression or are not feeling in control of their lives. Other clients are interested in making progress with relationship issues, whether they be of a personal or work related matter. Some clients come to discuss psycho-sexual and sexuality concerns. Many come for therapy as the basis for exploring the way ahead after a change in career, or even redundancy.

With Cognitive therapy and CBT generally the emphasis will be very much about working in a solution focused manner in relation to a particular goal.

With Psychodynamic therapy the main focus will be to work towards revealing the unconscious content of the psyche, so as to unlock what you really want to achieve in life.  This means the sessions will look into early development experiences to help you make better sense of the here and now.  Psychodynamic psychotherapy also relies very much on cultivating a good interpersonal relationship between the therapist and client.

Mindfullness therapy can involve the use of meditation and other self-help practices to help you to better focus on the present.

Regardless of which approach is used, my therapy is very much designed around the needs of you, the individual client.

In terms of frequency of appointments, to begin with I usually schedule sessions for once per week.

Whatever your situation, please give me a call where I would be happy to discuss your situation in more detail.

Always happy to help.

doug

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and experienced practitioner and supervisor working to offer the benefit of combined know how and experience. Previous to being a full time therapist I was a Senior Lecturer in personal and professional development at two different London universities.

I am an integrative therapist who has trained in a number of approaches including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and mindfulness practices. I am also a complementary therapist practicing acupuncture.

I have a solid and diverse training including:


* EMDR training with emdr WORKS

* Post-Graduate Diploma in Supervision

* MA in Psychotherapy and Healing from the University of Middlesex

* Postgraduate Certificate of Achievement in CBT/CAT and Mindfulness from
      the Society for Psychology & Healing

* Training in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) at the Anna Freud Centre, London

* PGCE, University of Greenwich

* BSc (Hons)Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): Acupuncture,University of Westminster

* Diploma in Zen Shiatsu from the Zen School of Shiatsu in London

* Diplomas in Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Massage from Essential Care Training

* Post Graduate Diploma in Media, University of Canberra

* Bachelor of Town Planning form the University if N.S.W, Australia

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Gambling addiction, career transition

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Fees

£70.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Forest Hill Clinic: £70 for per 50mins session for individual talking therapy and acupuncture.

Limited availability for lower cost therapy including concessionary rate for students of therapy of £55.

EMDR sessions are £80.00 per 50mins session

Supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists is £85 per 1.5 hour session or £55 per 50mins session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Currently all talking therapy sessions are offered online via a choice of video platforms Tuesday to Friday daytime and Tuesday to Thursday evenings.

Further information

Please note that during the Coronaviris period, I am currently offering all session online via a choice of video platforms.

If you have any query or would like to discuss your situation then simply call me for a FREE confidential 15 mins. phone consultation or alternatively email me to further discuss your precise needs.

I have a range of appointment times available throughout most days and evenings at my Forest Hill clinic.

I have a a very diverse clinical experience having worked in the Priory with inpatients and outpatients, as well as the NHS for an IAPT service working with a range of conditions including anxiety, generalized anxiety disorders, depression and phobias. I have also worked extensively with students in a higher education settings and with people presenting with addictions including gambling addiction. I have a particular interest on helping people to manage relationship concerns and career transitions.

Forest Hill Clinic, 23 Sydenham Rise, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3XL

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

Online

Integrative supervision offered online.

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