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Anchor Counselling - , Dip.Couns, Reg. MBACP, MNCS (Accred)

About me

Are you struggling to find balance in your life?

Feeling anxious, tired and constantly stressed out?

Talking can really help with this...

I understand life can be difficult at times and we all need some added support from time to time. I offer therapy which is suited to your needs and will provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space where you can discover effective ways to support yourself and create better life.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor practicing in South East London. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

People can come and see me for a variety of reasons, such as:
low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, depression, low mood, feeling sad, lack of motivation, anger, loss or bereavement, feeling lost, lacking general meaning or direction in life, panic attacks, addiction, relationship issues and family issues... and much more.

I'm an integrative therapist which means that I use person-centred counselling techniques or psychodynamic theory depending upon the needs of the individual client, rather than using one counselling approach throughout a client’s therapy experience.

What to expect in your first session: Approaching the idea of starting therapy for the first time, or again, can be an uncertain place to be in. First counselling session gives you space to get to know me better and ask therapy related questions you feel are important in making your decision.
It is also where you can tell me more about yourself and why you want to come into counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)

I am a member of BACP and I work within BACP Framework for Good Practice.

I'm an integrative therapist which means that I use person-centred counselling techniques or psychodynamic theory depending upon the needs of the individual client, rather than using one counselling approach throughout a client’s therapy experience.

I regularly attend talks, seminars and workshops to expand my knowledge, skills and understanding as a counsellor.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £60.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

SESSIONS are available

  • MONDAY-FRIDAY from 09:00-21:00

ASSESSMENT Fee (50 minutes)

  • Monday - Friday 09:00-17:00 £60, payable at the start/end of every session
  • Monday - Friday 17:00-21:00 £65, payable at the start/end of every session.

CONTINUED sessions (50 minutes)

  • Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00 £65, payable at the start/end of every session
  • Monday-Friday 17:00-21:00 £70, payable at the start/end of every session

Payment method: Cash on day, BACs payment is required the day before session.

The best way to find out if we can work together is to meet

I can be contacted via email or phone. If I am unable to take your call please leave a message with your name and time that is convenient for me to phone you back.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am currently available to accept new clients for face to face counselling sessions.

Further information

My office is based at: Gunnery House, Royal Arsenal Riverside, SE18 6SR.

Gunnery House, Royal Arsenal, South East London, London, SE18 6SR

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Additional languages

Polish

English

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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