George Bird Reg.BACP, Dip.Couns.
What I do?
I offer a safe space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement.
We will work together to help you tackle the areas of your life that aren’t working for you at the moment. I will work to support you to take tangible steps to gain a greater understanding of yourself.
I have a practice at Kite studios, W12. I offer a bespoke service to my clients tailoring each session to their needs. As I do not believe a one size fits all approach. My safe space allows clients to be their congruent selves and embark on a therapeutic journey. Everyone has the capacity to fulfil their potential through working with the right therapist.( After an initial free phone consultation we can decide if you would like to proceed, if so we would have a session. You can then decide if I’m the right one for you.)
How I do it?
I draw from a house of theories that consists of a number of different modalities. This makes me a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor. I’m also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. As a therapist I work following the BACP ethical guidelines. I am therefore bound by confidentiality and dedicated to my client’s well-being.
As well as my therapeutic training I have a deep interest in Mindfulness, music and meditation, through these interests I have enjoyed gaining an understanding of how the body and the mind interact and affect each other.
It is important to have a supportive and nurturing relationship in the way that I work. I provide my clients with a safe space to reflect and better understand the challenges that face them. I believe everyone has the capacity to realise their own potential, to feel they are enjoying life and to find some inner contentment. I am fully committed to help you find yours.
I have worked with a broad variety of clients dealing with:
Low self esteem
Career driven difficulties
Feeling lost or stuck in life
What people get?
I sought help from George and felt immediately understood. He helped me put words to what I was feeling and taught me concrete strategies to deal with my life. The sessions with George have helped me make tremendous changes in my life such as quitting a horrible job and starting my own business. I would never have had the courage or determination to do this without George’s patience. Celine November 2018
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Counsellor with a degree in Humanistic Integrative counselling. I am BACP registered and bound by confidentiality.
My most recent Placement was at the mental health charity, Mind, providing support to clients with a wide range of issues. I also have experience working within an IAPT service, with clients on both short and longer-term basis.
Acknowledging that something doesn’t feel right can be difficult, and asking for help can be even more daunting. If you are reading these words, then you’ve made a brave start.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with