Hi, my name is Doug Foot and I run Wellbeingtherapieslondon, a CBT, Counselling, 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. I practice from two clinics including the City of London and in Forest Hill. Additionally I work for the Priory in London Roehampton running groups for in-patients and day-patients. On Friday I work from my City of London clinic near Bank Underground station in the heart of the City of London. I also have a clinic in Forest Hill, South East London located just off the south circular and close to the Horniman Museum which is open during the week daytime and evenings. Acupuncture, CBT, counselling and psychotherapy sessions are available at both clinics.
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I work with individuals and offer both short and long term counselling. I work with an integrative therapeutic approach which means that depending on your needs your therapy could be more Psychodynamic, Cognitive/Behavioural or even Mindfulness based. I
Why do my clients come for Counselling and Psychotherapy? Well, some of my clients come for a course of therapy if they are experiencing immediate psychological distress such as anxiety, generalised 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. With regard to personal relationships, I work with both individuals and couples. 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, I usually schedule sessions for once per week, although of course it may also be the case that twice weekly or just twice monthly sessions are more appropriate for your situation.
Whatever your situation, please give me a call where I would be happy to discuss your situation in more detail.
Always happy to help.
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 have also been a Senior Lecturer specializing in personal and professional development for health practitioners.
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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Gambling addiction, career transition
City of London Clinic: £80 for individual counselling, £105 for couples counselling
Forest Hill Clinic: £65 for individual counselling, £90 for couples counselling
Limited availability for lower cost therapy including concessionary rate for students of therapy or counselling of £55
Supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists is £80 per 1.5 hour session or £55 per hourly session.
Currently all sessions are offered via a choice of online video platform Tuesday to Friday daytime and into the evenings.
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 Friday daytime availability in my City of London clinic. I have a range of appointment times available throughout most days and evenings at my Forest Hill clinic, and occasional spaces on Saturdays at either 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.