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About me

Whatever it is that has been troubling you – maybe a mounting feeling of anxiety in these difficult times, a life change such as a shift in work patterns or a bereavement, or simply feeling consistently sad – I completely recognise how difficult it can be to ask for emotional support. I strongly believe it’s very normal to have psychological difficulties – and that one of the most powerful things you can do to address these is to see a therapist. For that reason I’d urge you to email or text me in complete confidence to arrange a time for a free telephone consultation to see how we might best work together.  

I am a fully qualified integrative relational counsellor based in North London, and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and British Psychological Society (MBPsS). This means I adhere to these professional bodies codes of conduct and ethical frameworks.

My own journey to becoming a therapist started with a period of loss and change in my own life during which I discovered the benefits of personal therapy. This is turn led me to working as a volunteer with the Samaritans organisation for some 5 years, during which time I gained a strong appreciation of just how much active listening can help people strengthen and trust their own instincts as to what is best for them. During my time with the Samaritans, I also worked in their school outreach programme, and exploring mental health issues with young people remains a passion of mine. During my training as a therapist I worked (and continue to work) with MIND in Tower Hamlets and Newham, working largely with bereavement, where I learnt to appreciate the importance of exploring significant figures and moments in one’s past and how these may be connected to what you may be experiencing now.

Out of all this grew a core belief in the uniqueness of each individual and of the experiences and relationships that may have led you to seeking therapy. Being an integrative counsellor means that I draw on different approaches and techniques (Person Centred, Psychodynamic, and Existential) depending on your own unique needs. My aim is to build a trusting relationship within a confidential framework that will help you to better understand what is going on for you, both in terms of your present circumstances and the patterns in your life. Our goal will be to create increased self-awareness and self-acceptance, which can aid positive life changes and personal growth.

I offer weekly therapy sessions for adults on a long, medium or short-term basis. At present, I am only offering sessions via Zoom or telephone, although I have become a complete convert to how well these media work for  the therapeutic process.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc psychology

Dip L4 in Psychotherapeutic counselling

Master of Business Administration

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£40 to £60 per session, depending on means

Availability

At present, due to Covid-19, I am only offering sessions via Zoom or telephone.

Further information

Before qualifying as a psychotherapist, I worked at a senior level within a creative industry. This, combined with my continuing part-time work in this industry, gives me a particular interest in working with clients from corporate and creative backgrounds. A particular focus of my study in completing my Psychology MSc was the effects of work pressure, and how people can best be supported from the adverse effects of this of this, particularly at moments of significant change.

Highbury
London
N5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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Gordon Knowles. MSc (Psych), MBAC . Therapy for change

Gordon Knowles. MSc (Psych), MBAC . Therapy for change