Gavin Conn MBACP, BSc (Hons)
16 Upper Woburn Place
8-26 Bath Street
With an open mind and an open approach, I work in Central London (WC1 & EC1, Zone 1) and on SKYPE, with a broad range of clients on a broad range of issues. This open approach creates an environment tailored to your uniqueness as an individual and your situation. Through this individual and unique collaboration you will be supported on a very personal journey.
You may have reached my page with a strong focus of the issues at hand, for example anxiety, feeling sad, relationship issues. Or, perhaps a sense of something not being right in your world yet not sure of the words to explain this. You may come because someone else has suggested it, such as friends, family or employers.
No matter what reasons brought you to my page, our collaboration will be for you to safely explore the thoughts, reactions and the feelings that you live with.
You can call me or email me, whichever form of contact you feel comfortable with. You are free to ask me any questions and from that make a decision as to whether you would like to arrange a meeting either face-to-face or by Skype.
Before calling, think about the practical aspect. For example, have to hand a few dates and times that would suit you. I will note these and check room availability. I will then email or call (as you prefer) with confirmation.
The phone calls and emails are confidential. Please let me know if it is ok to leave a message.
Fees, Location, Ethics
Each therapy session lasts fifty minutes. The first meeting is £30 and £60 thereafter. Some appointments at a concession rate are available. Please do mention concessions and I will be able to let you know if any slots are available at a reduced rate.
I practice from two locations and both have wheelchair access:
-WC1 is centrally located within easy reach of Euston, King's Cross stations
-EC1 is a short walk from Old Street station and close to Moorfields Hospital.
Our work together is supported through an Ethical Framework laid down by my governing body, The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy which I will discuss with you at the start of the session. At the end of the session we discuss going forward and this forms the contract for the therapy sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bachelor of Science, Hons, Psychology
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Counselling Skills
I regularly attend various seminars and workshops to ensure my skills are current and meet The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists standards for continuous personal development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Separation & divorce
- Companion pet related grief
- Mortality related issues
- Entrepreneur & business related stress
- Gender identity
- Kink/Alternative positive
- LGBTQ+ Affirmative
The first meeting is £30 and £60 thereafter. Some appointments at a concession rate are available on Wednesday afternoons. Please do mention concessions and I will be able to let you know if any slots are available. Each therapy session lasts fifty minutes.
Therapy is an investment that brings awareness for positive change. The amount of time and the affordability may be influencing factors on your decision to access counselling. This aims to help you consider if short term or long term may be suitable. In the initial session we can discuss in more detail which approach might best suit your situation.
This approach involves between six and twelve sessions, meeting weekly. It involves finding an area of focus, that will guide the flow of the sessions. Other interconnected topics may arise and we consider their influence. It may be appropriate at a later stage to have more therapy to fully explore these interconnected topics, but in short term therapy it is often not essential to do so. The best way to think of this work is not the number of sessions but actually the number of weeks because often there will be encouragement to do self-development/self-awareness practices between sessions. The work focuses on your current situation in relation to what is troubling you. As the sessions progress we have time to monitor the accumulated progress, so that as the end approaches you have a sense of going forward with what you have learnt. You may decide that to be enough or at a later stage to consider more therapy with me or another therapist, or to have check-in sessions as and when needed (as a back up and a safety net in moments of need). All of those potentials will be discussed as we prepare to end.
This is a more traditional approach to therapy and is often called open-ended. Sessions are usually weekly but can be fortnightly in certain cases. There is sometimes a main focus but the sessions have a more ebb and flow to topics covered, as influenced by the day. This work is varied and allows time for a deep level of understanding of the many underlying influences we gather through life that create our patterns of behaviour. We will maintain an open dialogue on how therapy is helping you progress, develop and review if you want to prepare to stop or take a break.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday, daytime and evening plus Saturday early afternoon.
Types of client