About me

Perhaps you feel stuck in a job you don't like, or a relationship that isn't working for you, and you want to know why. Perhaps you are puzzled by your repetitive destructive behaviours, and you want to escape them. Perhaps you have everything you want, but you still feel flat, depressed or anxious. Perhaps you are perplexed by the strength of your feelings and you would like to know what they are about, and how to cope differently with them.

If you are reading this, it's very likely that a part of you believes that things can change for the better, and I would welcome the chance to work with you to help you build a better life.

My name is Lee and I am a professionally qualified counsellor. I am registered with the BACP. I work part-time in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, so I have a lot of experience working with addiction and the families of those suffering with addiction. I also have a private practice, offering one-to-one therapy, in Shooter's Hill, London. I offer sessions online via zoom or face-to-face.

A bit about how I work

I am integratively trained, which means I draw on a number of theoretical perspectives, including Person-centred, Psychodynamic and CBT. But it might be more important to explain my values. I believe in providing a warm, empathic, trusting environment within which my client can explore their issues and feelings without fear of judgement. I believe that I'm not here to fix anyone, but I believe that I can empower people to find their own answers. That said, I believe I can give people insight into what might be going on for them. I believe that I can sit with your stuckness, your wildness, your sense of overwhelm. I'll be with you, wherever you need to go, or be.

Professional Standards and Confidentiality

As a fully qualified member of the British Association Of Counsellors and Psychotherapists:

- I have Professional Liability Insurance

- I have DBS clearance

- I undertake counselling supervision

- I adhere to the BACP code of ethics

- I fully respect your confidentiality, and all of your interactions with me will be confidential

Experience

I have a lot of experience working with a broad range of people from all backgrounds, culture and ages. These are some of the main issues that have come up for people who I have worked with:

- Addiction, ranging from physical addictions, like alcoholism, through to behavioural ones, such as gambling or sex

- Obsessive and compulsive behaviours

- Childhood trauma, including family and relationship issues

- Depression and Anxiety

- Anger management/ Coping with overwhelming emotions

- Loss of purpose or belief in life

- Poor self-esteem or lack of confidence

- Workplace strife

Whatever your issues are, we can work together to work out what will help you to take ownership of, and feel more present, in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Distinction)
  • BACP Accredited Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • NVQ Levels 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care
  • Support Worker, Group Facilitator and One-to-One Counsellor in a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre
  • Volunteer Counsellor at Mind, the Mental Health Charity

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

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Shooter's Hill:

  • £50 per 50 minute session

Via Zoom:

  • £45 per 50 minute session

Availability

I am available on Monday to Friday between 9am and 7 pm, and on Saturday between 9am and 1pm.

Shooter's Hill
London
SE18

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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.

Unspecified

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Lee Thomas

Lee Thomas