Lee White MBACP (accred) BSc (hons)
I am a BACP accredited qualified Integrative Counsellor, who's background is rooted in psycho-dynamic, existential and person centred training. I have experience in helping people with a vast range of issues. I offer a safe, non-judgmental, therapeutic space in which people can explore and process thoughts & emotions, which they are finding difficult or confusing. By drawing on my Integrative training, I aim to find a way we can work together that is tailored to you. Together we can work on issues concerning the past that effect the present and future. I work with individuals and couples on both a long term and short term basis.
Common reasons people may be seeking counselling are; they are feeling depressed or feeling sad, anxious, struggling with grief, unwanted thoughts, relationship issues and panic attacks. But people come to counselling for many reasons, sometimes simply to work through a particular problem or to process a traumatic event, which is having an effect on them. Some people use counselling as a way to get to know themselves or to try to work out why they repeat certain destructive behaviours. As the saying goes ‘knowledge is power’, the better we know our selves the more control we have over our lives and destiny.
My Integrative training means I draw on more than one approach I believe this stops me from working in a rigid way. I draw on Relational, Existential and Psychodynamic training. This gives me the flexibility to adapt and fit the therapy to your specific needs, and to create a warm and welcoming therapeutic space that encourages healing, exploration and growth.
Going into counselling can be a daunting prospect especially at a time when you’re not feeling your strongest. So if you decide to contact me our first meeting will be a chance for us to get to know each other, for you to see how comfortable you feel talking to me, and for me to find out what brings you to counselling. It is non-committal and a chance for you to ask any questions you have regarding counselling and myself. If we decide to continue we will work together to form a therapeutic relationship, where you can be open and honest about how the therapy is going, and how best to use our time together.
My practice is based in Chelsea and Streatham which is within easy reach of Fulham, Battersea, Kensington, Brixton, Clapham, Balham Tooting and central London.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed a integrative counselling degree in 2012 and have done various training's on a vast range of issues including mindfulness, the process of grief, PTSD, Supervision, complex trauma anxiety and Depression. I currently offer counselling in private practice. I have experience as a IAPT counsellor in Brixton prison as well as a mental health practitioner in a service for people with complex mental health issues where i facilitated therapy groups as well as gave individual counselling and gave mental health training. I have also provided counselling in a general low cost counselling service and a bereavement service.
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.
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.
Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association
Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
remote sessions £60
Balham & Chelsea £80-£120
Fees are negotiable as i am aware that it is a financial commitment and will try to ensure that they are affordable.
I also sometimes have a few low cost spaces in the afternoon in Streatham for students or people on a low wage
I normally practice out of Chelsea, Streatham and Balham. Due to the Covid 19 virus. I am now working remotely, either via telephone or zoom video call.
I am a accredited member of BACP and a registered member of UPCA, which is an affiliate of the UKCP. and I abide by their ethical guidelines. The UPCA holds an independent national register. Practitioners on this register are counsellors who have trained to a UKCP recognised standard and are competent to practice to the highest standards of counselling.