Duncan Long BA PG(Dip) MBACP (Reg)
Hello! A very warm welcome to you.
Life is all about relationship in one form or another, how we relate to everything and everybody around us and of course, our relationship with ourselves. You may be struggling in relationships at home, with friends, lovers, work colleagues or maybe your relationship with drugs, alcohol or sex is becoming too conflicted and feels out of control. These are just a few examples of some areas that us humans can come up against in our lives.
The therapeutic relationship is paramount to effective therapy, so it is important that you take some time and consideration to find a therapist that feels right for you. It’s hard to know where to start sometimes, I know.
My passion to become a therapist developed during my time in therapy, in which I wanted to understand self-destructive behaviours that were impacting on my life. I have been in practice for 7 years after and I am professionally supervised and insured counsellor based in Central London. I hold a space that is safe, non-judgemental, empathetic and compassionate. Our work together is collaborative with the goal of helping you move forward towards positive change in your life, to gain a clearer sense of self and to have a handle on your mental health.
I have both a wide lived and professional experience, working with addiction, anxiety, childhood abuse, stress, burnout, loneliness, relationship issues and depression. I also work with other gay men with issues around sex and sexuality.
Together we will look at your expectations. In our work together I will provide you with helpful insights and tools towards personal growth. Therapy is not a "quick fix" or a sticking plaster over a wound, but a space in which we can explore your patterns around self-destructive behaviours. Therapy helps us to develop self-compassion, to quieten our critical mind and to experience a calmer and more peaceful life. It is about learning to accept our human imperfections. Therapy can be challenging at times, but you will also have many moments of feeling a deep sense of relief and empowerment. Ultimately, the results show in the positive impacts on your home life, work life and relationships as you begin to take back control moving towards greater contentment.
Where appropriate, I can incorporate other modalities aiding change in your life, such as Reiki or physical movement. I am also available to work with clients via Skype/Facetime.
NEXT STEPS TO GET STARTED:
Give me a call or email me to start our conversation. I offer a 10 minute initial phone call to answer any immediate questions that you may have. When we first meet, we’ll explore what has brought you to therapy and what you would like to get out of our work together.
If you feel comfortable in moving forward together then we can plan our next meeting and subsequent sessions. If I'm unable to pick up your first call to me, please let me know a good time to return your call.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG (Dip) in Psychosynthesis Counselling at the University of East London/Psychosynthesis & Education Trust.
I have been in practice since 2013. Aside from my private practice, I have worked for The Grove Practice and Koan in London.
Outside of my private practice I work on health & wellness retreats and facilitate therapeutic process groups.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Good Practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£85 per 50 minutes
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have space available on Friday mornings. If another time is preferable, then please do let me know.
Types of client