Gavin Mayes-Long MSc BACP FDAP - Addiction Therapist
CORONAVIRUS & THERAPY UPDATE !
With the current Coronavirus pandemic, I have taken the advice of the Government by staying safe and staying at home.
This doesn't mean that therapy has to stop.
I am happy to continue providing therapy on a one-to-one basis through either Skype or Zoom meetings.
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If you are reading this then I am guessing that you have reached a place where things are not going as you would like them to, or that you feel 'stuck'. My goal is not to give you the answers, my goal is to help you realise that you already have the answers.
I am a fully insured and supervised therapist specialising in addiction. I work in a Humanistic way and, although my specialism is addiction, I work with various issues including depression, relationships, trauma, and grief. I utilise various approaches, including Adlerian therapy, CBT and attachment theory. I tailor my approach to you, my client.
I work out of my comfortable and self-enclosed therapy room in Earith, Cambridgeshire which offers off-street parking. I also have a location in Central Cambridge, which is well served by bus routes and is close to Cambridge Train Station. There are car parks within short walking distance.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc Addiction Psychology & Counselling, BA (Hons) Social Policy, I have trained in Adlerian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Person Centred Counselling. As a working therapist I am committed to my own personal growth and also keeping abreast of current work and therefore I attend regular therapy (alongside Supervision) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
I continue to work in a wide range of areas, and my experience covers a variety of settings such as residential rehabs, community services and prisons. These include:
The Priory, Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust, Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt), Staffordshire & South Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust, Phoenix Futures Sanctuary Lodge, Focus12, Sanctuary Lodge, Perry Claymore Project (PCP) and Change Grow Live.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £50 for a 50 minute session. I operate a sliding scale as I believe therapy should be accessible to all. Contact me for more information.
I firmly believe that you are the expert in your life, and that my job is to listen. Receiving counselling is about giving yourself the space to find your own truth. This may initially feel strange, but, as we progress on this - your journey - together my hope is that this will start feeling natural and you will gain the confidence to move forward.