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 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.

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

Fees are £55.00 per 50 minute session. 

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

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please contact me for current availability.

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

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Additional languages

I speak no other languages.

Mark Woodhouse

Mark Woodhouse