Dip. Couns. Reg. MBACP
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Hello, my name is John Rees, I am an experienced qualified Gestalt Counsellor offering one to one or relationship counselling in SE18. I offer a safe space in which to explore any issues that may be causing you discomfort or distress, working at your pace in a non-judgemental way.
At the initial appointment we can explore our suitability, your hopes and expectations from counselling and address any questions you may have about the therapeutic process. It is very important that you find a therapist that matches your needs, If you feel that I am someone that you could work with I normally recommend committing to six session whereupon we would assess the sessions and discuss your future needs.
I have experience of working with a comprehensive range of issues which include, but are not limited to self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, depression, loss and bereavement.
I am trained in Gestalt which although informed by the past is anchored in the here and now. The word "Gestalt" translates loosely from german to "whole" and grew from a branch of philosophy in the 1960's under the auspices of Fritz Perls into a very effective means of working therapeutically with all aspects of the human condition. I employ a very respectful holistic and creative approach to my client sessions.
I offer one to one, long term (open ended) or short term counselling, which can be discussed at the initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling at the Gestalt Centre London
Diploma in Gestalt Counselling at the Gestalt Centre London
Registered Member of the BACP
I align myself to the BACP ethical framework.
I have worked for Lewisham Bereavement Counselling, where I have supported people struggling with loss and bereavement and where I assessed new clients for the service.
I have also worked in Tower Hamlets for Step Forward where I supported young people and Tower Hamlets Community Alcohol Team where I supported people with alcohol dependancy.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee ranges from £45-£55 depending on employment status
There are two low cost sessions available for student /concessions please call for more details
I prefer the payment of fees at the beginning of each session.
Sessions are normally arranged on a weekly basis, at the same time, I can offer some flexibility for changeable work patterns.
My Plumstead Common counselling Room is a modern warm welcoming space with ample parking and on the 51,53 and 291 bus routes, 15 minutes from Woolwich Arsenal British Rail and DLR stations by bus or 10 minutes by 51 bus from Welling British Rail station.