Liam West MBACP (MA, Adv Dip)
I am a BACP registered Integrative therapist working from comfortable practise rooms in central London. I provide a safe and secure environment, one where clients can comfortably open up and share their deepest thoughts and feelings. We will work together to help a move towards true self awareness and self acceptance. Whatever it is that you’re struggling with, you don’t need to go through it alone
You might be seeking therapy because you are feeling that you are not coping with some aspect of your life, either at work or in your relationships. Maybe you have lost a sense of purpose in your life or you are finding it hard to enjoy the things you used to enjoy. I use a blend of therapeutic approaches in my work with clients, with particular emphasis on relational and compassion based ways of working.
Counselling can help you with:
I welcome any complaints or issues, and work people of all ages or background.
Therapy is about exploring issues with yourself and the world around you, about looking at one's past and coming to terms with it. I work together with my clients to enable them to develop true self-acceptance and self-regard.
I also have particular interest and experience of working with people struggling with childhood trauma. You may notice that you are carrying round some anxieties from the past, experiences and memories that seem to cloud your day to day life and have an impact on your self-esteem. This is a common experience for people and one that can have a huge impact on overall wellbeing. I believe that only by undergoing a therapeutic process can we look at these wounds more deeply, and begin to heal from the scars of our past. Present life should be unburdened by the feelings of the past, and we can work together to heal these wounds.
If you would like to consider open-ended or short-term therapy please feel free to contact me by email at email@example.com or on 07737518919. I also work through the Harley platform and the website link is in my profile.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
Training, qualifications & experience
My own personal and professional experiences shaped me as a therapist. Suffering is something that many people experience, but it doesn't have to be something that comes to define you. I truly believe that we all have it within ourselves to achieve lasting happiness and satisfaction with life.
My first experience of counselling and psychotherapy was when I was invited to volunteer as a young persons counsellor in a drug and alcohol service in Wiltshire. I was soon asked to be a part of the team working with people of all ages and suffering from a range of issues. This taste of counselling work made a big impact on me and it was then something I knew I would pursue properly at some point. After working in the mental health sector, and then as a management consultant for some years, I began my training in counselling and psychotherapy in 2012. I found the whole thing to be just as interesting and invigorating the second time round and was keen to put my knowledge to use with clients.
I threw myself into working with as diverse and wide range of sectors and counselling environments as possible and gained valuable experience of a spectrum of issues and problems.
I think it is our duty as professionals to continue our development and learning beyond graduating and throughout our careers and as such retain a strong commitment to personal and professional development. This is an art and science that is continuing to grow and find new ideas and ways of looking at things. I enjoy immensely the commitment to development in the mental health sector and am excited for the developments that will come in the future.
I am a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), adhering to their code of ethics and code of practise.
MA in Mental Health & Psychology
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free Telephone Consultation
My fees range from £60-80, though I am currently accepting concessions.
This can be discussed in consulation. I am currently accepting new clients.
As well as face-to-face sessions, I also offer online talking therapy via Skype.
Please feel free to enquire or book an appointment on the phone or via email.
If I cannot answer the phone, please leave a voicemail message or send me a text asking me to contact you. I will always contact people back as soon as I can, whether or not I have any current availability.
Do not hesitate to contact me to discuss any query you may have about counselling.