Edwin Tan - Counselling for Professionals & Creatives | London & Online
68 King William Street
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist based at Monument in the City of London, minutes from Bank, London Bridge, Cannon Street and Liverpool Street stations; I also see clients online.
I work with individuals on their personal and professional issues and crises, as well as with couples facing relationship obstacles and challenges.
You might be considering therapy because you are experiencing a painful situation; facing an overwhelming life decision/change; or you could be interested in exploring the meaning of your life.
I provide a confidential space, and take an open and unprejudiced approach to what you bring to therapy. Together, we will address your issues at present, and help you develop awareness, resilience and your own ability to bring about change and personal growth. We will collaborate on examining the challenges you are facing, make choices and decisions congruent with who you are, and discover your potential for fulfilment and joy.
I work with adults and adolescents on both short-term and long-term bases, and I have helped clients with depression, stress & anxiety, family & relationship issues, concerns over career & life choices, sexuality & gender issues, addictions, self-esteem issues, bereavement, questions of spirituality & meaning, and issues arising from cultural identity & difference. My clients have included corporate professionals, performers, scientists, students, and more. I am also able to offer therapy in Mandarin and/or Cantonese.
I am a Registered Member MBACP of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP] and abide by their Ethical Framework. My practice is fully insured.
You might feel anxious about seeking help, talking about yourself, and the therapeutic process itself. I invite you to get in touch for a brief discussion about your concerns, and to arrange an initial session where we can explore what you are going through at present, afford you an opportunity to ask questions, and mutually agree a way forward. Please be assured that all contact with me is kept in the strictest confidence in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework.
If you would like to know more, please visit my website, where I provide video answers to Frequently Asked Questions about counselling & psychotherapy, and much more.
Training, qualifications & experience
I practise Psychosynthesis therapy, an integrative transpersonal approach that works with your feelings, mind & body, and I also incorporate elements of Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Mindfulness & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I hold a Graduate Certificate in Psychosynthesis Foundations and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling and Psychotherapy, which is accredited by the BACP and validated by the University of East London.
In addition to my private practice, my counselling and therapeutic experience includes working at The Koan Practice and Number 42: The Complete Psychotherapy, Counselling and Well-Being Practice. I also see clients within the National Health Service [NHS] at The Putneymead Group Medical Practice and previously spent 5 years supporting people in crisis with The Central London Samaritans. I also work with instructors in the training of new counsellors and psychotherapists at The Psychosynthesis Trust.
As a fully insured Registered Member MBACP, I regularly attend further training as part of my continuing professional development and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. My credentials can be verified against the BACP Voluntary Register [Registration 072634]
Prior to counselling, I trained as a lawyer and was awarded a Masters of Law degree from New York University’s School of Law. I worked in both the legal and publishing industries in New York City, before moving into business & financial consulting, corporate advisory, human resources management, local government and the charity sector in London, and I am well acquainted with the stresses and demands of modern living. With an international, multi-cultural background spanning three continents, my formative experiences across cultures and languages were sometimes challenging, always enlightening, and I was inspired to explore human nature and behaviour to gain deeper insight and understanding of what it means to be alive and to live well in today’s world.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have particular experience with clients facing cultural, relationship, workplace, gender and sexuality issues.
I am also able to provide professional and life coaching from a therapeutic perspective.
A further list of issues I can help with, including video answers to frequently asked questions, can be found on my website.
Photos & videos
My rate is £70 per 50-minute session for individuals, £100-£120 per session for couples (varying according to duration).
I see clients at my consulting room in London, as well as online.
I am a recognized provider for several private insurers.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Mandarin | Cantonese|
Monday to Thursday – Afternoons and Evenings | Friday - Afternoons | Mornings - On Request
Types of client