Keith Cooper, MA. MBACP London W4 & W1. Psychotherapist
I am an experienced, qualified psychotherapist working with diverse clients of all ages (over 16+) & from many different backgrounds and offer discrete & confidential counselling.
Prior to psychotherapy training, I have worked for many years in the music & entertainment industry, both in the UK & USA, working closely and directly with highly creative individuals (musicians and artists) & I bring this experience & specialty to my counselling work.
I offer sessions for both short-term (usually about 6-10 sessions) and longer term work. I can offer early morning, daytime sessions and evenings including weekends, located in either Central London or Chiswick, London W4.
For clients that travel frequently I can work in a combination of face to face & online.
How I work
The focus of the work will be to explore the concerns and issues you may have in a confidential, safe and supportive setting. The work will be collaborative with the aim to help you understand more about who you are, who you want to be and how to express that.
While we each carry our own hopes and expectations, sometimes our lives can feel empty and/or confusing, and we may struggle to find a clear sense of direction. Counselling can be a big part of our growth and discovering the right approach to our own life; our relationship with ourself, relationships' with others & with our personal & working environments.
Issues I can help with include
- Career, profession & life direction (including specialist creative/artistic areas)
- Eating disorders,
- Estrangement & Family
- Traumatic events
- Chronic Illnesses (eg: Chronic Fatigue, M.E, Lyme disease) / Somatic difficulties (emotional struggles & their physical manifestations)
- Harley Street, W1 (Mondays, Wednesdays & select mornings & evenings)
- Chiswick Park/Gunnersbury Station (Tuesdays & select other days including Saturdays)
The first session allows me to find out what is going on for you, and assess with you your goals and how many sessions you may require
Finding a therapist to work with can be extremely daunting, so I am happy to organise an initial phone conversation with you, without commitment or fee payable, during which we will be able to discuss how I can help you & i can answer any initial questions you may have.
I am interested in working with individuals who work in the creative fields eg: musicians artists, actors, writers
I am also interested in working with people from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds and members of sexual minorities.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist with a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP Reg #373396, and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions.
Prior to psychotherapy training, I have worked for many years in the music & entertainment industry, both in the UK & USA working closely with highly creative people
Creative individuals can often struggle with an intense connection with their emotions that allows them to connect with a wide audience but in accessing this personal creative expression, combined with commercial demands can become overwhelming, adding to any difficulties that may also be part of their story. I find my experience and knowledge of this area to be very helpful when working in a therapeutic relationship. Our own self expression is a fundamental aspect of who we are whether it is something that is part of our professional lives or not.
Psychotherapy should feel supportive but also challenging to enable your life to take on a different course and meaning. In our work together we will identify any negative patterns and work on ways that can open your life to new possibilities.
I also spent 3 years working as a senior volunteer for the Samaritans in New York City and I have worked as an honorary counsellor for 3 years at a large NHS GP Surgery in London. I have also worked as counsellor at a charity centre assisting female ex-offenders.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues with creativity & public performance related difficulties
Fees: £70.00 per session (£80 Harley St).
Vitality Health Insurance approved
Aetna Global Benefits approved
AXA PPP Healthcare approved
Please contact me regarding discount sessions for students, hardship & longer term work.
Cancellation Policy : 48 hours notice
Finding a therapist to work with can be extremely daunting, so I am happy to organise an initial 20 minute phone or video conversation with you, with no commitment or fees payable.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Before & After work hours, daytime as well as select weekends
Types of client