About me

I am a fully qualified and accredited Counsellor/psychotherapist. I am passionate about working with people to help them understand themselves and others. My approach is relaxed and non-judgemental in an environment that facilitates healing and empowerment. My London practice, Stape Inn Associates is just a few steps away from Chancery Lane tube exit 3. I have recently opened a practice in Margate and hope this is useful for people who are living in both London and Margate or have moved to live and work beside the healing sea!

I am currently working online only This can be via Zoom or FaceTime

I am seeing an epidemic of anxiety and stress presenting, especially in young people It is imperative in order to function well and achieve realistic goals that anxiety is harnessed and this is achievable within the secure setting of psychotherapy and counselling it can often take as little as a few sessions to change unhelpful held beliefs and behaviour

Underpinning my integrative approach is the belief that attainment of health is more than simply physical and mental healing - to enable a person's recovery on all levels; mental, emotional and spiritual and to view the person in the context of a larger system of family communication.

I work with individuals and couples; relationship issues, bereavement, abuse, depression, anxiety, self esteem and confidence issues, anger issues.  I have also worked in a multi-disciplinary pain management clinic providing pain management for ME, Upper Limb Disorders (RSI) and IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). I currently work at Barts Health NHS Trust with patients suffering from IBD following intensive training at St. Mark's Hospital, London and furthering my knowledge through an MA on Digestive Health module on Inflammatory Bowel Disease at UCL

I have twenty plus  years experience of working with people suffering from chronic pain conditions and of working within a GP practice as in-house counsellor, including within the Square Mile addressing work related issues (stress/downsizing/bullying/burn out or personal issues impacting on mental health).

Experienced at working long term with all of the above issues using intergrative therapy as well as short term using CBT and Solution Focussed Therapy and Mindfulness techniques

Although Mindfulness is not a theraputic model, these techniques hold great promise for personal development and as a powerful method to enhance psychotherapy. I feel it is an effective tool to enable us to be more aware of the here and now and ease our way into meditation.  I have  trained with Ronald Siegal Psy.D through the New England Educational Institute developing a solid theoretical understanding of mindfulness both from the Buddhist and western scientific perspectives, along with mindfulness meditation, I also have completed an MBSRC (Mindfulness-based stress reduction course).

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Roehampton University "Humanistic Counselling for the Helping Professions"
Certificate "Counselling In the Development of Learning" Kensington and Chelsea
Certificate Cruse Bereavement counselling
St. Marks Hospital Specialist IBD training and supervision
Middx Hospital Pain Management training
Solution Focussed Brief therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Jungian Foundation course with GAPS (Guild of Psychology and Spirituality)
Published paper with BLT gastroenterology team members relevant to "Stress and impact on IBD"
Accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) Accred

UKCP member
Mindfulness meditation with New England Educational Institute

M-BSRC. Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Course

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.

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

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)  15 years experience at Barts and The London and in private work

Pain Management programme

Fees

£50-£60 per session in London
£40-45 per session in Margate

Seascape House
6 Seaview Terrace
Margate
Kent
CT9 5BJ

Staple Inn Associates
5 Staple Inn
High Holborn
London
WC1V 7QH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Daytime as of 18/01/21

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I Have been a supervisor for aprox 7 years, mainly supervising the work of students coming into the field.I work in an integrative way, sensitive to the training model of therapy the person is receiving.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Meg Corser

Meg Corser