Junior Henry BSC (HONS), MBACP (Registered)
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My interest in counselling stems in part from a very positive personal experience I had, during long-term Psychodynamic psychotherapy that began after the breakdown of a long-term relationship, which left me with more questions than answers. I originally arranged to have counselling hoping for some growth and insight into what had gone wrong with my relationship.
Also, I had always been interested in mental health after witnessing a relative suffer from Bi-Polar yet manage to work a 9-5 job and live alone with the help of talking therapy and medication.
In 2009, after working in the construction industry for 13-years, I decided to re-train to become a psychotherapist and embarked on a journey of self-discovery and growth studying Psychology and Counselling.
I now know as a trained therapist, the self-awareness I gained from long-term personal therapy was essential training to be able to work safely and ethically with clients.
I completed my training in 2014 as an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and since that time, I've worked with clients, who have suffered from acute emotional and behavioural problems, in the NHS, Prisons, Youth Offenders Institutions and in private practice.
Approach to therapy
My theoretical approach to therapy is integrative, which means I use a combination of approaches to meet the needs and goals of each client. These include Psychodynamic, Existential, CBT, Humanistic and Solution-focused; putting theories aside I believe that the most important part of therapy is the relationship that emerges between the client and therapist.
This is because therapy works well when clients feel comfortable, safe and able to speak freely, my goal as the therapist is to help you engage in the process of constructive change
Specialist working Areas
I specialize in working with clients with a range of presenting issues such as:
- Cultural concerns
- Feeling sad and alone
- Low self-esteem
- Anger management
- Bereavement and stress
I have worked with many clients from diverse backgrounds with attachments problems and cultural identity to work through and overcome painful emotions such as shame, guilt, anxiety, anger and depression.
Where can you find him?
All counselling sessions current are held online via Zoom
My practice based in Croydon which is located a short distance from the Central shopping centre. Getting to it is easy you can take an overground train to either West or East Croydon BR Stations and walk the short distance to the practice. Alternatively, you can take a tram to Croydon Central Tramslink stop or get on any of the many buses travelling to Central Croydon and walk the short distance to the practice.
Who benefits from counselling?
Often people seek counselling for a wide range of difficulties that have affected their way of thinking or their self-worth. Taking the time to talk to an experienced therapist will give you a better understanding of yourself and the concerns that may have left you feeling anxious and unable to cope.
What can he provide?
I offer a confidential, non-judgmental space that supports clients in making better sense of how they think, feel and act in a safe nurturing environment. Therapy is conducted face to face and is either short term (6-20 sessions) or long term which is ongoing.
In addition, I am a member of UKCP (UK Council for psychotherapy) and the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) which means I am compelled by their code of conduct and ethics to work professionally within their ethical framework to a high standard.
Training, qualifications & experience
Areas of Training
Working with Mental Illness
Working with people who have experienced sexual abuse
Working with Trauma
Working with Gender issues/concerns
Working with psychosis
Working with Borderline Personality Disorder
Working with Race and Discrimination
How I work
Welcome, my name is Junior and I have been practising as a therapist in Greater London for over 10 years. I am committed to providing Counselling & Psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
I work with individuals, couples and families on a long term basis and for an agreed shorter period of time with the aim of enabling you to improve your life and to live it more fulfilled.
“Counselling has helped me to put my life in order; it’s given me tools to understand perspectives that I never looked at before. I feel much happier and have a better understanding of my emotions and actions. It’s completely changed the way I think about my life and constantly helps me to re-think decisions/actions I may not have done before..."
'A long-held concern was that I would be crushed by the weight of my own shame, regrets and judgement, also that I would become unfamiliar with myself. As it turned out the sessions were always calm and supportive in a safe environment, I felt at ease and never felt judged’…
BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling (Roehampton University)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (City Literary Institute)
Humanistic, Psychodynamic (Birkbeck University)
Diploma in Life Coaching (Online Course).
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
There is an initial meeting called an assessment; it is different from weekly therapy sessions and cost £40.00 It takes roughly 60 - 90 mins and is based on a series of questions to get to know you and the concerns you are bringing to therapy.
If both parties agree to work together at the initial assessment, you will be offered between (6) the minimum and (24) the maximum therapy sessions to work through your concerns. Before we have come to the end of these therapy sessions, we will have a discussion to review the therapy and to decide if the sessions should end at this point or whether we should continue therapy with a longer-term agreement put into place.
Prices range from – £50.00 - 55.00 per session which is currently held online via Zoom until the lockdown ends (50 mins).
Couples – £70.00 per session (60 mins) or £80 for (75 mins).
There are a limited number of LOW-COST COUNSELLING sessions for individuals on benefits or a modest income (ONLY)
Individuals on benefits £25.00 - £35.00 (50 Minutes/Daytime)
Initial Assessment – £30 (50 Minutes/Daytime)
Low Income (up to £17,500 pa) – £30 (50 Minutes)
Please note: payments are payable 24hrs in advance before the start of the session by debit/credit card or by Bacs via the online Paypal link on FAQ's page of my website below.
Cancellations made between 48 and 24 hours in advance – half fee payable.
Cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance will be charged at the full rate for the session – as I have allocated this time to you.
Concessions offered for
I hope I've managed to communicate something of who I am and what I can offer. If you would like a free no-obligation talk about your concerns or to see if I can be of help to you, please feel free to contact me.
Tel: 07860 518 293