About me

I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist experienced at working across a range of areas, including:

  • work-related stress;
  • depression;
  • anxiety;
  • sexuality;
  • relationship issues;
  • and low self-esteem.

I offer short-term and open-ended therapy to individuals, both in-person and online. 

I currently have availability to see new clients at my practice in Central London (Mondays) and online (Thursdays). 

Short-term therapy

There may be a particular issue, or situation in your life just now, which has led you to explore the option of therapy. We focus on this in our work together and meet for around 10 appointments.

Open-ended therapy

Open-ended therapy allows more space for the in-depth exploration of a number of issues and can help gently build tolerance to more challenging feelings and emotions.

Online therapy

Where it is not possible to meet in-person, I offer short-term and open-ended therapy online using Zoom. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

My psychotherapy training is in a mindfulness-based approach and integrates concepts of mindful-awareness with modern psychological perspectives and approaches.

You can find out more about how mindfulness is used in my work on my About Therapy page.

Qualifications

My relevant academic qualifications include:

  • an MA in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice from Middlesex University;
  • and a MSc in Psychological Science (Conversion) from the University of Glasgow.

I also have undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in engineering from universities in South Africa. I am committed to my ongoing professional development and am currently doing a PhD in counselling studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Experience

I started part-time practice with clients in early 2012 and in 2016, became an accredited psychotherapist with the UKCP. It was at the point of accreditation that I moved fully into the broader counselling and psychotherapy field, after having studied, researched and worked in the engineering and policy development fields for almost two decades.

In addition to seeing clients privately, I have also volunteered as a therapist at a number of charities, including; LGBT Health and Well Being, Gay Men’s Health and the PF Counselling Service.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

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Fees

From £65.00 to £85.00

Additional information

Online: £65 per fifty minute session.

In-person: £85 per fifty minute session.

Payment is usually made by bank transfer just before or within 24 hours of the appointment ending.

I review my fees in March each year and typically provide six months' notice to my existing clients if my rates are to increase.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer in-person appointments in Central London on Mondays (morning, lunchtime and early afternoon), and online appointments on Thursdays (all day and early evening).

Further information

Introductory session

Our first meeting together is an opportunity for us to explore what has brought you to therapy, and allows us to get a sense for how it might be to work together. There is no obligation to start working together after this meeting, and there is space in the days afterwards to reflect before committing to a course of therapy. 

My rate for our first meeting is £65 for online and £85 for in-person.

Bloomsbury Alexander Centre
Bristol House
Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4BA

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Duncan Roebuck

Duncan Roebuck