Haydn Forde, MA; Dip Counselling, MBACP (Reg); P Dip Psychotherapy, UKCP (Reg)
Hi, I'm Haydn and as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist I offer "space" where you can explore emotional difficulties in a confidential, non-judgemental environment.
Each person's experience is different, but generally, you might seek therapy when there is something in your life you want to change and you need to explore your thoughts, feelings and actions in more depth.
We might need to work together for a relatively brief period - e.g. 6 or 12 weeks (short term counselling); however, as the sessions progress we could find that much more needs to be looked at. In which case we might work for a year, two years or even longer than that (psychotherapy).
How can Counselling or Psychotherapy Help?
My role is not necessarily to tell you what to do; instead, I can encourage you to talk through the problem and - looking at it from multiple perspectives - we might uncover root causes and find solutions that are specific to you.
It can be important for you to speak in a safe environment and I offer freedom to explore what you need, support to find unique understanding of your problems and I can suggest helpful tools to work through them on your own.
This is a journey that takes time and consistency for it to be effective, as a result, the clients with whom I work, choose to have regular, weekly sessions. Eventually, you can find that the process allows for increased self-understanding.
The work could also help you to appreciate another person's point of view more fully, enabling greater clarity around how you interpret words or actions of others.
My approach is Integrative - I can adapt my style of working to meet your specific needs. Also, 14 years experience as a Dramatherapist means that I can also offer creative ways of looking at difficulties where necessary.
I have experience working with a range of issues – including sexual identity, gender identity, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, living with HIV, the long term impact of sexual abuse, bereavement and relationship difficulties.
Our first meeting will be an assessment - an opportunity to look at what might bring you to therapy and why now. If we're happy to work with each other, I can offer long term work (one year and beyond) - although I do have considerable experience working short term (6 or 12 sessions)
There is a photo below of the Therapy room in SE5.
With best wishes,
PLEASE NOTE, IN LIGHT OF COVID-19, ALL ASSESSMENTS AND ONGOING SESSIONS ARE FACILITATED SECURELY ONLINE VIA "ZOOM" UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. KEEP SAFE, EVERYONE. Thank you
Training, qualifications & experience
As a Full UKCP member, I hold a Post-Dip in Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapy from Re-Vision. (Re-Vision - http://www.re-vision.org.uk)
Counselling - I have a Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling (also from Re-Vision) and I'm BACP registered. As a Counsellor I've worked within the LGBTQ community for charities like The Metro and London Friend, offering time-limited and long term counselling. At The Awareness Centre, I have provided short term counselling on their NHS service provision at a GP's clinic and longer term work on the low cost counselling service.
Supervision - As a Supervisor I have provided both group and individual supervision for Dramatherapy students when I was also a visiting lecturer on the MA Dramatherapy(Sesame) training at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. I have a private Supervision practice, working with Dramatherapists as a Creative Arts Supervisor (C.A.S.T) - https://www.cssd.ac.uk/course/creative-arts-supervision-training-diploma
Dramatherapy - BA Hons Acting (GSMD); this led to an MA Dramatherapy (Sesame) and HCPC registration, with qualified clinical experience since 2006 - including individual and group Dramatherapy for patients on the acute wards at the Maudsley Hospital and for those accessing the outpatient services. I also have extensive experience working in mainstream education - Primary and Secondary - and I currently work as a Dramatherapist in adult psychiatry for the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
Publication - RIVER: CULTURAL EXPERIENCES AS A TRINIDADIAN DRAMATHERAPIST WITH AN EVOLVING PRACTICE IN THE UK
Previous experience - Before training as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor I offered telephone support for people living with HIV for THT Direct Helpline and the AIDS Treatment project. I also co-facilitated The Black Connection at PACE - a monthly group for gay/bi-sexual men of African descent and ran the recently diagnosed course at THT, for people living with HIV.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
LGBTQ - specific Counselling/Therapy.
See my profile on - http://www.pinktherapy.com
£65 per 60 min session - including initial assessments.
Please email for available times.
I was born in Trinidad, I've lived in the UK for over 27 years and I love Trinidad Carnival. I have also practised Buddhism for over 19 years. I originally trained as an actor and while I no longer do acting work, I still enjoy seeing a good play and I practice hot yoga regularly.