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About me

Sometimes in life we can face challenges that we find difficult to deal with. Whether it is a bereavement, a breakdown in a relationship, anxiety or work issues. Situations like these can all take a toll on our mental wellbeing and impact on our daily lives.

In these situations, you might find you want someone to talk to.  An independent trained listener and communicator, who whilst listening to you, will also be focussing solely on your needs.  A person who will respect your confidentiality and support you to gain insight into the challenges you face, whilst working with you to bring about positive change.

If you feel this is you, and that the time is right for you to make a change you can contact me via phone or email.

I believe that counselling can change lives, especially if you are treated as a unique individual and the counselling is personalised to you.

My model of counselling is the elements of change model; it is based on the person-centred therapy of Carl Rogers, and the Psychodynamic Theory of Sigmund Freud.

I endeavour to work in a way that respects you as a unique individual, I believe you have it within yourself to solve your problems. I will support and encourage you, no matter which direction you decide to go in. Until you decide the time is right to move towards the change you are seeking. I feel this self-empowerment will give you the tools necessary to manage all aspects of your life in the present and the future.

I will endeavour to create an environment where you will feel safe to talk about the topics that are impacting on your life.

I work to an ethical framework; this will protect both you and me, it provides information on both acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.

​​I work with the following issues:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • relationship issues
  • addiction/abstinence
  • self-confidence
  • self-worth
  • anger

I work to the BACP ethical framework as this outlines acceptable and unacceptable behaviour, so as such protects my clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

I have experience of working within mental health services, including working with people with a number of mental health problems such as paranoid schizophrenia, bipolar and personality disorders.

I have also worked in a number of addiction services, including residential rehabs and community services.  I have facilitated groups on a number of subjects including anger management, stress reduction, triggers and cravings, relapse prevention and meditation.

I work using person centred therapy and psychodynamic therapy, however I may incorporate other elements if I feel they would be of benefit to the client.  I respect the clients right to be self-governing and set the agenda for their counselling.

Member organisations

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

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

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees are £60.00 per 50 minute session. 

Reduced fee of £30.00 offered to counselling students, proof of enrolment required.

Sessions are on the same day at the same time each week, which is currently Friday mornings:

  • 9.00 - 09.50
  • 10.00 - 10.50
  • 11.00 - 11.50
  • 12.00 - 13.00

I am available for sessions via Zoom, please ask for availability.

Please leave a message if there is no answer when contacting by phone.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I do work via zoom if requested and subject to availability.

With zoom I am able to be more flexible on days and hours.

Further information

I work in Tooting South West London and am based at The Awareness Centre. 

Address: TAC Tooting, 74-80 Upper Tooting Road, London, SW17 7PB.

Transport: Tube, Tooting Bec (Northern Line) is about a 4 minute walk

Mainline stations:  Balham Station (regular trains into and from Victoria and London Bridge)

Buses: Numbers 155, 219, 249, 319 & 355.

The Awareness Centre, 74-80 Upper Tooting Road, London, SW17 7PB

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Additional languages

I speak no other languages.

Mark Woodhouse

Mark Woodhouse